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Charl Schwartzel

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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Charl Schwartzel returns to North America for the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club this week, his first appearance on the PGA Tour since late October in the World Golf Championships at the HSBC Champions.
Schwartzel took part in the three PGA events in Asia, but this will actually be his first appearance in North America since wrapping up his season in mid-September at the BMW Championship. The last we saw of Schwartzel was a solid 15th-place showing at the BMW SA Open at Glendower GC in his native South Africa, and he shot 70 or better in each round. He'll need to bring it against a star-studded field at Riviera, but despite the departure from the PGA Tour for a few months, he's in practice with a solid showing at Dubai, too. He should be ready to go, and is a nice mid-level sleeper for DFS players. Feb 14 - 5:09 PM

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Charl Schwartzel has won eight of his 11 European Tour titles on home South African soil but he's still to land the big one; he'll look to put that right in this week's BMW SA Open at Glendower GC.

The 2011 Masters champion was all set to take the title on his last visit three years ago when four clear with five to play but stumbled badly and lost to Andy Sullivan in a play-off. Also fourth on his only other Glendower start in 2013, Schwartzel looks a fantasy must this week. He was born and raised in Johannesburg, has a residence in the region still and is twice a winner of the co-sanctioned Joburg Open. Having secured all 11 of his wins in hot conditions (eight at home, two in Spain and the Masters) he'll relish the forecast this week (pusing 90 degrees on Sunday) and T12 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on his last return home at the end of November suggests he can really take it up a notch in this weaker field.
Jan 10 - 7:05 AM

World No. 33 Charl Schwartzel has just one top-10 finish in his last 17 worldwide starts, a T2 at the 2017 FedEx St. Jude back in June, where he was a 36-hole co-leader.

The 33-year-old is 3-for-3 to kick off the 2017-18 PGA TOUR season, all no-cut events, with a best of T28 at the inaugural CJ CUP. Seven weeks ago, he added a T12 (Nedbank Golf Challenge), followed by an uninspiring T28 at the DP World Tour Championship. Playing his ninth consecutive season on TOUR, the South African averages 17 starts per season, never reaching 20, as he splits time on two tours. He collected his second TOUR win in a now 164 career events at the 2016 Valspar (93 weeks ago), joining up with his 2011 Masters title and four weeks after winning his 11th Euro Tour title at the Tshwane Open. Schwartzel went winless in calendar year 2017 (24 worldwide starts) for just a second time in the last eight years, but along with the T2 mentioned above, did add a solo 3rd at the Masters and solo 6th in his Valspar title defense.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:44:00 AM

The long weather delay didn't help Charl Schwartzel; he carded a second round 1-over-par 36-37=73 to hit the halfway point of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club T8 on 2-under 142, five swings back of pacesetter Victor Dubuisson on the live leaderboard.

The South African, who missed just one green in regulation on day one, found an idiosyncratic method to hit the fifth tee at level-par: he made birdie at 2 and 4, with a double bogey-6 in between. Bogey at No. 6 didn't help the mood, but he posted red either side of the turn (at 9 and 10) before marking six pars. A bogey at 17 just before the hooter blew was frustrating, but not as much as waiting around for three hours and then doing exactly the same thing at the last hole. Since this event became a 72-man field he has broken 70 on Saturday both times. A repeat tomorrow would be handy to help chase the leader.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 11:32:00 AM

Home hero Charl Schwartzel missed out on a share of the clubhouse lead on day one of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa after missing a short putt at the last but his 3-under-par 35-33=68 still puts him in strong position to make a title bid over the next three days.

The local man took a while to get going today at Gary Player Country Club and signed for eight pars after teeing off at the 1st. He finally bagged his first red number at 9 before accelerating on the back nine with gains at 12, 14 and 16, the first and third of those par breakers on par 3s. The South African held a piece of the lead playing the last but missed an easy putt and ended two back after Bernd Wiesberger birdied the same hole soon after. This was Schwartzel's first sub-70 lap in 13 rounds following midfield finishes of T48 (CIMB CLassic), T28 (CJ CUP @ Nine Bridges) and T50 (WGC-HSBC Champions). He sits 28th on the Race to Dubai.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 08:41:00 AM

Charl Schwartzel held off a furious rally by Matt Kuchar to win 1 UP in Sunday singles at the Presidents Cup, earning his first win and first points of the week and exiting with a 1-2-0 record.

The South African amassed a 5 UP lead thru seven holes, winning Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 before Kuchar won 8 and 9 with back-to-back birdies, his first circles of the day. Schwartzel won the 11th with par, now 4 UP, but Kuchar battled back to 2 DOWN with birdie wins at 12 and 13 (from 15'5"). The American won his third straight hole with par at 14, now just 1 DOWN, but lost the 16th after a missed par-saver from 7'10". Kuchar won the 17th with a birdie blast from 32'10" but halved the par-3 18th in pars for the final margin. He departs with a 2-1-0 record.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:32:00 PM

Boosted by eagle-3 at his sixth hole of the day, Charl Schwartzel posted a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in round one of the Porsche European Open in Germany, good enough for a share of the early clubhouse lead with playing partner and defending champion Alexander Levy.

The South Africa started from 10th tee on the North Course at Green Eagle GC today and made his first gain with a red number at 13. He gave it straight back at 14 with his only bogey of the round but made amends in style by needing just three swishes on the par-5 15th. Schwartzel gradually made his way up the leaderboard after that and further birdies at 18, 4 and 9 completed an excellent morning's work from one of the tournament's star names. The 2011 Masters champ also opened with 67 at last week's Open before slipping to T62 so will want to make a better job of turning this good start into a big finish.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 07:03:00 AM

Charl Schwartzel smoothed a 4-under-par 34-32=66 during round one of The 146th Open, staking out a spot just one stroke off the pacesetters at the top.

The South African split eight (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens in regulation. It didn't look like a great round in the making after back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 6 and 7 dropped him to 1-over-par. From there, he circled birdies at 8, 10, and 13, before closing with back-to-back circles. Today's round goes in the books as his new personal best opening lap in a major, previously a 5-under 67 at the 2015 Open Championship (he'd finish T68 by week's end). Schwartzel already has a major on his CV (2011 Masters) but his best at The Open is a T7. That took place in 2014, but he'll look to improve upon that by week's end if he can.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Second-round co-leader and World No. 21 Charl Schwartzel styled a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to post 9-under 271, up 11 places on the live leaderboard to T2, replacing Billy Horschel and amateur Braden Thornberry as clubhouse leader. UPDATE: With play completed, Schwartzel finished in a season-best two-way T2, one back of champion Daniel Berger. It's his second career runner-up in 154 career starts, joining solo 2nd at the 2010 WGC-CA Championship (Doral).

This was the 32-year-old's second appearance after a missed cut in 2010 (76-70). After opening in 65-66, he co-led at the midpoint before a 74 in R3 dipped him to 5-under and T13, four short of a trio of overnight leaders. Playing out of the 11th-to-last twosome, the South African raced out with a 3-birdie train on holes 1-3, turning in 2-under after a lone bogey-5 at six, and came home in 2-under, circling 11 and 16. He landed six (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 1.409 strokes approaching-the-green and 2.096 tee-to-green. Schwartzel's split featured three conversions from between 12 and 20 feet, posting 1.750 putts per GIR and 2.544 SG: Putting. This is his fourth top 25 of the season in 11 events and third top 10, joining solo 6th (Valspar) and solo 3rd at the Masters. Schwartzel drops to 0-for-2 when the 36-hole leader/co-leader.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Overnight tri-leader and World No. 21 Charl Schwartzel coughed up a 4-over-par 36-38=74 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, dropping 12 spots to T13 on 5-under 205, four adrift of a trio of 54-hole leaders.

After kicking off in 65-66, the 32-year-old co-led with Chez Reavie and Sebastian Munoz and was also a first-round co-leader. Playing out of the final threesome, he mustered six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 1.405 strokes off-the-tee and 1.939 tee-to-green. The South African outbalanced three birdies with four bogeys and a triple bogey-7 at the 12th, where he put his tee ball in the water and took five to get on the surface. All four of his bogeys were failed scrambles, contributing to a -0.820 SG: Around-the-Green, and he also lost 1.375 strokes with the flat stick.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 07:33:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel floored it in round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, piecing together a 4-under-par 35-31=66 to reach the midpoint on 9-under 131, good for a share of the lead alongside Sebastian Munoz and Chez Reavie.

Schwartzel landed 11 greens in regulation on day one and found the exact same amount in round two. He gained 4.72 strokes putting on Thursday and his flat stick continued to shine today. The South African drained notable putts from 12'10", 24'10", and 31'6" in addition to a 13'7" hole out from the fringe which was also struck with his putter. The 32-year-old currently ranks 1st in the field in strokes gained putting and that doesn't even count his converted putt from the fringe. Ball-striking is usually the name of the game for Schwartzel, which is the only area he can improve upon over the weekend as he searches for his third PGA TOUR title. This is Schwartzel's second career 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 154th career start, first since T1 at the 2011 Deutsche Bank (finished T21).
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel was dropping in putts left and right during round one of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, walking off TPC Southwind with a 5-under-par 31-34=65 next to his name.

The South African wasn't setting any tee-to-green records today but he definitely made up the slack with his flat stick. Schwartzel sank six putts from outside 10 feet, including a pair of par-savers from the 10-to-12 foot range. By the end of his round he was gaining 4.637 strokes putting over the field. Schwartzel is playing this event for the first time since a missed cut back in 2010. After a wrist injury briefly derailed his form recently, Schwartzel is looking good ahead of his appointment with Erin Hills for next week's U.S. Open Championship.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 02:17:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel is nursing a sore wrist ahead of this week's Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

Schwartzel was last seen at the AT&T Byron Nelson where he made the cut but withdrew in the middle of round 3, saying he couldn't grip the club because of a wrist injury. Since then, he's provided an update on Twitter saying, "Good news on wrist, no major problems. Phisio, Ice and anti inflammatory's should make it better." Schwartzel has top 30s in six of his last seven visits to Muirfield Village, but his wrist presents a big question mark.
Tue, May 30, 2017 07:27:00 AM

World No. 17 Charl Schwartzel withdrew during Round 3 of the AT&T Byron Nelson citing a wrist injury.

Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 32-year-old was 3-over thru 14 holes, outbalancing a lone birdie with four bogeys when he called a day. He had opened in 1-under 70-69=139, T38 and 11 adrift of 36-hole leader Jason Kokrak. This is the South African's first career mid-tourney WD in his 152nd start. At this time, he is in the published field at next week's DEAN & DELUCA in Fort Worth.
Sat, May 20, 2017 03:17:00 PM

Past champ and World No. 29 Charl Schwartzel twirled a 4-under-par 35-33=68 on Day 4 on the 2017 Masters to post 6-under 282, up five spots to solo 3rd, three swings shy of a 2-man playoff involving 54-hole co-leaders Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

The 2011 winner was making his eighth appearance and this is a second top 10. In five previous attempts following the win, he'd missed two cuts with a best of T25 in 2013, so this is a vast improvement. After opening in 74-72, the South African was T13 and played the weekend in twin 68s. He began the finale in solo 8th on 2-under, four shy, and found nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, recording 1.61 average putts per hole. The 32-year-old squared bogey-5s at 3 and 14, offset by birdies at 2, 9, 11, 13 and 15, walking off with a 23-footer for birdie-3 that secured the third-place finish, one clear of Matt Kuchar and Thomas Pieters. This was his 41st overall major championship appearance with the win here in 2011 his lone major title.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 07:17:00 PM