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Charl Schwartzel

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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30-seed Charl Schwartzel backed up with a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to finish up his second appearance on 2-under 278, down three places into a five-way T10.
The 32-year-old began the final frame in a two-way T7 on 3-under, five back of 54-hole co-leaders Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell. He circled five birdies on just four (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, but cancelled them with four bogeys and a double bogey-5 at the 15th. For the week, he was No. 1 in eagles (with two) and added 14 birdies against 10 bogeys and three doubles. It's his fifth top 10 of the season in 19 starts, 12th top 25, and is projected to climb five spots to a career-best 25th in the final FedExCup standings. Sep 25 - 5:47 PM

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30-seed Charl Schwartzel rode back-to-back eagles to a week-tying-low 4-under-par 31-35=66 in today's third round of the TOUR Championship to post 3-under 207, up seven spots to T7, five in arrears to 54-hole co-leaders Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell.

The 32-year-old's 66 was the 11th of the week recorded at East Lake and one of seven on Moving Day. His was buoyed by consecutive eagles on Nos. 6 and 7, the first a conventional 8'10" roll at the par-5 sixth and the second, a hole-out from 142 yards for a '2' at the seventh. The South African birdied the 12th and 18th, both from inside of 12 feet, but cancelled them with a two-putt double bogey-6 at the 14th. He recorded week bests with seven (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 2.631 strokes approaching-the-green.
Sep 24 - 4:41 PM

30-seed Charl Schwarztel fashioned a 3-under-par 31-36=67 in today's second round of the TOUR Championship to post 1-over 141, up 10 places to T14 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old was the last man into the Playoffs finale with a back-door five-way T4 at the BMW Championship, closing with a season-low 64. This is his second appearance after finishing 29th (of 30 players) in 2013. The World No. 25 opened with a 74, outbalancing two birdies with four bogeys and a double bogey-6. He rebounded on Day 2 to record five birdies, primarily on the strength of the flat stick, turning a -2.204 in SG: Putting in R1 into a 2.813 in R2. Schwartzel took some of the luster off with bogeys at 12 and a walk-off 6 at the 18th on a failed scramble.
Sep 23 - 4:10 PM

Charl Schwartzel twirled a season-low bogey-free 33-31=64 in today's final round of the BMW Championship to conclude his fifth appearance on 12-under 276, up 21 places to T5 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Schwartzel finished in a five-way T4 and is the last player to get into the TOUR Championship at 30th in the FedExCup standings.

The 32-year-old entered the week 43rd in the FedExCup standings and is projected to climb 13 places to 30th. If he stays in the top 30 and advances to the TOUR Championship, it will be his second time, first since 2013 where he finished 29th of 30 players. The South Africans's 64 is the low lap in the clubhouse and a season low in 66 rounds, eclipsing 65 at the DEAN & DELUCA/R3. He circled eight birdies on 15 greens in regulation for a stellar 1.467 putts per GIR and 4.184 SG: Putting. Schwartzel's longest conversion -- and only from outside of 10 feet -- was 16'8" at the par-5 11th. He also canned three par-savers from greater than seven feet.
Sep 11 - 3:50 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, Charl Schwartzel smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-32=66 in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 6-under 136, up 35 spots to T13 with play still in progress.

This is the 32-year-old's fifth straight appearance with a best of T21 on debut in 2011. He kicked off with a up-and-down 1-under 70 which featured four bogeys, but outpaced them with three birdies and an eagle-3 at the second. The South African, who entered the week 32nd in the FedExCup standings, was flawless in Round 2, circling three birdies on 17 greens in regulation, adding a 20-footer for eagle on the par-3 18th. Thru 36 holes, he's T65 in birdies with six, but No. 1 in eagles with two.
Sep 3 - 6:05 PM

Charl Schwartzel styled a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's third round of The Barclays to reach 2-under 211, up 36 spots to T25 with play still in progress.

The 31-year-old, who celebrates his birthday in four days (August 31st), opened his fifth straight appearance in 73-71 to begin the third round T61. He set the stage early with a hole-out eagle-2 at the first (from the right rough 110 yards away), adding a six-footer for birdie at the par-4 second. The South African gave two back with bogeys at 3 and 5, the former a 3-putt from 33'2", but then played his final 13 holes blemish-free, adding birdie-4s at 7 (17'3") and 13 (10'8"), and his second hole-out of the round, pitching in 50'8" from the target for birdie at the par-3 11th. Thru 54 holes, he's currently T1 in GIR at 77.78 percent (42/54), including 16 in R3. Schwartzel, winner of the 2016 Valspar, entered the week 30th in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 27 - 3:01 PM

Charl Schwartzel turned in a 2-over-par 35-38=73 after the third round of the 145th Open Championship for a three-day total of 2-under 211, down three places on the leaderboard to T9.

The 31-year-old began the third frame on 4-under (T6) after opening his 12th Open appearance in 72-66, six in arrears to 36-hole leader Phil Mickelson. He birdies each of the three par 5s, Nos. 4, 6 and 16, adding a birdie-2 at the Postage Stamp, but erased that good work with double bogey-6s at the second and the 15th, and eating back-to-back bogey-5s at 10 and 11.
Jul 16 - 2:16 PM

Charl Schwartzel torched the front nine of Royal Troon Golf Club and held on for a 5-under-par 31-35=66 during round two of The 145th Open, posting the low round of the day thus far and reaching the midpoint at 4-under 138.

The South African got up on the right side of the bed, circling birdies in five of his first seven holes. After the turn, he swallowed bogeys in two of the first three, but settled down with back-to-back birdies, starting at the par-4 13th. Schwartzel needed just 24 putts to make his way around Royal Troon today, six less than his round-one tally. World No. 21 made a lot of noise before the tournament after announcing his new affiliation with PXG, making the club switch right before a major championship was alarming to some, but he surely feels confident with the new sticks. With top 20s in four of his last six Open Championship appearances, Schwartzel is likely sticking around for the long haul this weekend.
Jul 15 - 7:41 AM

Charl Schwartzel lines up a 12th tilt at The Open Championship title this week at Royal Troon.

There’s a lot to like about the South African’s chances of a solid week. 11 Open Championship appearances have reaped 5 top 25 finishes. This season he is a three-time winner, including at a blustery Innisbrook, when the scoring was tough - not precisely the conditions he will face this week (no linksland) but a decent hint. The missing piece in the jigsaw was a lack of form - he went 6-for-7 post victory at Innisbrook but never posted a top ten. He turned that round with T7 at Firestone in the recent WGC Bridgestone Invitational. If there is a concern it would be rain - he’s been known to hint he’s not keen playing in waterproofs.
Jul 11 - 9:17 AM

Charl Schwartzel settled for an even-par 36-34=70 during the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, putting a cap on the week at 2-under 278, currently T7 and good for his second career top 10 at Firestone Country Club.

The South African really struggled with the flat stick to open his round. He missed four putts from inside nine feet over his first six holes, including a 4'2" miss at the par-4 sixth hole. It's no surprise to see him lose 1.050 strokes putting on the day. It was steady ball-striking that kept him in contention all week, landing 47-of-72, tied for first in the field. Schwartzel had posted just one top 20 in seven previous tries at Firestone Country Club, so this was a welcome treat for gamers.
Jul 3 - 5:45 PM

Charl Schwartzel rallied for a 3-under-par 36-31=67 in today's third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to reach the three-quarter pole on 2-under 208, up six places on the live leaderboard to T8.

The 31-year-old opened his seventh straight appearance with 72-69 and is getting progressively better as the week goes on. He bogeyed the third and sixth on failed scrambles before an 18-inch birdie at the eighth to reach the break on 1-over. The South African connected back-to-back circles on 10 and 11, added birdie-3 at the 13th, and went back-to-back again at 16 and 17 before a failed sand save at the par-4 18th for a walk-off 5. Four of his back-nine birdies dropped from inside of nine feet with a long of 18'7" at the par-4 13th.
Jul 2 - 4:37 PM

Charl Schwartzel takes his improving U.S. Open record to Oakmont this week and arrives in Pennsylvania showing some solid form.

The South African delivered his best finish of seventh at Chambers Bay last year while he also posted T9 at Congressional in 2011. Add in T16 at Pebble Beach in 2010 and 14th at Merion in 2013 and he's made the top 16 in four of the last six editions. The 2011 Masters champion captured the Valspar Championship in 7-under back in March (the third highest winning total on the PGA TOUR this season) so looks ready for the grind. It's also worth noting that he took T30 at Congressional back in 2007 so has some useful course experience. Schwartzel, who circled a tournament-leading 26 birdies when T11 at Memorial on his latest start and finished T25 at Colonial prior to that, begins his quest from the 10th hole at 1:58 p.m. ET on Thursday. He has fellow South African Branden Grace and American Kevin Kisner for company.
Jun 15 - 11:50 AM

Charl Schwartzel stalled out to a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the second round of the Memorial to reach the halfway point on 7-under 137, up three on the live leaderboard to T10.

The 31-year-old was rolling at 6-under thru his first 14 holes but then squared three bogeys over his final four holes to take the gloss off. He opened his ninth appearance with a five-birdie one-bogey 68 and kicked off R2 with bogey-5 on the first (failed sand-save). Prior to the disappointing finish, the South African circled seven birdies, including four straight on holes 10-13. His long on 11 greens in regulation was 17'11" at the par-3 fourth and added a zero-putt version from 14'5" at the par-4 13th.
Jun 3 - 1:07 PM

Charl Schwartzel tees it up competitively for the first time since the Masters as he preps for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson.

The South African missed the cut at the Masters before taking a bit of a breather back in his home country, resting up for the busy upcoming stretch of summer golf. Prior to the missed cut he was 6-for-7 in stroke-play events this season, including a win (Valspar) and three other top 20s. It's always hard to know how a golfer will be respond coming off a five-week layoff like this. He could be refreshed and ready to go, or we could see a bit of rust shaken off this week before he peaks over the new few weeks.
May 18 - 5:21 PM

Charl Schwartzel opened his World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play crusade with a competent 1 up victory over Danny Lee.

The South African did little thrilling, but never once trailed the New Zealander. They were all square after four; Lee lost the second with a bogey before winning the fourth with a birdie-2. Then Schwartzel made unanswered birdies on five and six to take a 2 up lead. He gave the 8th away with a bogey but a 14' putt on the next had him back up by two. Lee birdied 11 and 12 to draw level only for Schwartzel to make a two-putt birdie-4 on No. 14. He then made bogey-6 on 16 to give Lee hope but finally killed the game with a birdie-3 on 17 and halved the last in par. Schwartzel plays Charley Hoffman tomorrow, Lee takes on Brandt Snedeker.
Mar 23 - 3:27 PM