Ernie Els or more precisely Theodore Ernest “ Ernie ” Els is a popular South African The former World No 1 earned the name of “The Big Easy” due to his tall. Theodore Ernest " Ernie " Els is a South African professional golfer. A former World No. 1, he is known as "The Big Easy". Ernie Els biography with personal life, married and affair info. A collection of facts like wife, salary and net worth. Ethnicity : White.