The nephew of two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els earned his spot in the field by claiming the 2018 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A. Rebula defeated Robin Dawson, 3 and 2, in the 36-hole final at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland. Currently a junior at Auburn University, where he was a second-team All-Southeatern Conference performer in 2017-18. Represented South Africa in the 2016 and 2018 World Amateur Team Championship. Missed the match-play cut in 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach, his only previous USGA championship appearance. Credits his grandfather, Neels, for getting him started in the game.

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