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Charl Schwartzel

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

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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. Nov 10 - 11:32 AM

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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.
Nov 9 - 8:41 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.
Oct 1 - 6:32 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.
Jul 27 - 7:03 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.
Jul 20 - 2:45 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.
Jun 11 - 4:34 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.
Jun 10 - 7:33 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).
Jun 9 - 7:06 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.
Jun 8 - 2:17 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.
May 30 - 7:27 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.
May 20 - 3:17 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.
Apr 9 - 7:17 PM

Past champ and World No. 29 Charl Schwartzel hung up a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the 81st Masters for a 54-hole tally of 2-under 214, up eight places to T8 with play still in progress and tying the low lap with Lee Westwood and Jordan Spieth. UPDATE: With play completed, Schwartzel is in solo 8th while 54-hole co-leader Justin Rose shot the low round with 67.

The 2011 winner is making his eighth consecutive appearance and won on second visit. After opening in 74-72, he improved to 6-for-8 with missed cuts in 2014 and last year (by two) with rounds of 76-76. The South African squared a lone bogey-4 at the fourth (failed sand save), outbalanced by two, 2-putt birdie-4s at 2 and 13, and eagle at the par-5 15th from 11 feet. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation, averaging 1.72 putts per hole, with zero 3-putts.
Apr 8 - 6:15 PM

Charl Schwartzel made quick work of Byeong Hun An on day one of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, winning 6-and-5 to secure the first point out of Group 12.

The South African joins his fellow countryman, Branden Grace, as the first two match winners of this week's event. Despite the final score, it wasn't an open-and-shut case. Byeong Hun An overcame an early deficit when he recorded a par at the second hole to regain ALL SQUARE status. An would take the lead just two holes later when he tapped in a 2'5" par. Schwartzel took over the match from there, winning seven of the next nine holes to close out the match. He circled just three birdies over that stretch, but An failed to fight back. Up next for Schwartzel is a Friday match against the Dutchman, Joost Luiten.
Mar 22 - 2:27 PM

Defending champ and World No. 28 Charl Schwartzel rallied for a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in today's final round of the Valspar Championship to conclude his third appearance on 9-under 275, up one place to solo 6th with play winding down.

The South African won his second TOUR title (2011 Masters) here last year with an aggregate of 7-under 277. He bettered that by two, but is currently five back of the leaders on the course. After kicking off in 70-70-67, the 32-year-old began on 6-under (T7), eight adrift of 54-hole leader Adam Hadwin. He went out in even par, exchanging birdie-4 at one with bogey-5 at six, but came home in 3-under, outpacing bogey-6 at 14 with back-to-back birdies at 11 and 12, and 17 and 18. This was Schwartzel's fourth start of the season and first finish inside the top 30. He ended last season with consecutive top 10s in the final two events of the FedExCup Playoffs.
Mar 12 - 5:54 PM