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Charl Schwartzel

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

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World No. 43 Charl Schwartzel has removed his name from the field at this week's Fort Worth Invitational. First alternate David Hearn will take his spot in the field.
Schwartzel has recorded back-to-back top 10s as well as a solo 3rd in the start before that when he was paired with Louis Oosthuizen at the team event. Something clicked for Schwartzel during that Zurich Classic team event as he arrived that week with nothing better than T28 on the season (10 starts). Given his recent run of good play, gamers shouldn't be too concerned about a pre-tournament WD but we will update if any injury news pops up. The South African's recent hot streak has moved him up to 61st in the FedExCup race. May 21 - 4:27 PM

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World No. 62 Charl Schwartzel fashioned a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of THE PLAYERS for a 72-hole tally of 14-under 274, up two spots into season-best T2, four adrift of overnight leader and champion Webb Simpson.

After opening with 68-66-73, the 33-year-old began T4, 10 back. Playing out of the fourth-to-last twosome, he landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, overshadowing a lone bogey-5 at hole 3 (3-putt from 50'0") with six birdies, three from between 10 and 17 feet, highlighted by a walk-off 3 from 11'9". The South African posted 1.786 putts per GIR and 1.378 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. For the week, he tallied 20 birdies versus six bogeys en route to his first top-25 finish at THE PLAYERS in eight tries. Schwartzel improves to 10-for-13 on the season with three top 25s and three top 10s, three straight, and betters a solo 3rd at the Zurich teamed with Louis Oosthuizen. This is his third runner-up in 174 events, first since T2 at the 2017 FedEx St. Jude.
May 13 - 7:53 PM

World No. 62 Charl Schwartzel stumbled to a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, dropping three spots into a five-way T4 on 9-under 207, a distant 10 in arrears of 54-hole leader and playing competitor Webb Simpson, who shot 68.

After opening in 68-66, the 33-year-old began in a three-way T2 on 10-under, five back of overnight leader Simpson. Playing out of the final twosome, he found nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 0.456 strokes tee-to-green. The South African carded three birdies at holes 4, 11 (from 14'0") and 18, outbalanced by four bogeys at 5, 8, 14 and 15 (3-putt from 36'0"). He registered 1.818 putts per GIR and -1.656 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts.
May 12 - 8:48 PM

World No. 62 Charl Schwartzel spun a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the second round of THE PLAYERS to post 10-under 134, up 12 places on the live leaderboard to T1 and good for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With R2 completed, Schwartzel is T2, five back of leader Webb Simpson, who he'll be paired with in the final twosome in Round 3.

This is the 33-year-old's eighth appearance with a best of T26 in 2011 among five prior cashes. He entered the week simmering after back-to-back top 10s at Wells Fargo (T9) and 3rd at the Zurich teamed with Louis Oosthuizen. The 3rd in New Orleans was the South African's first top 25 of the season in a then-11 starts. So far, he's had just one blemish, a bogey-4 at No. 8 yesterday, his 17th hole, smothered by 11 birdies, including six today. On nine (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, Schwartzel gained 3.039 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.051 tee-to-green. His split included two conversions from between 13 and 22 feet, posting 1.688 putts per GIR and 1.623 SG: Putting with 29 total putts.
May 11 - 1:02 PM

World No. 67 Charl Schwartzel patched together a 1-over-par 38-34=72 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to wrap his second appearance (CUT/2015) on 5-under 279, dipping two spots to T9 with play winding down.

The 33-year-old recorded his first top 25 of the season in a then-11 starts with solo 3rd at last week's Zurich teamed with Louis Oosthuizen, and goes back to back. It didn't look that way from the outset, opening with bogey and triple bogey-7, but played his final 16 holes in 3-under, outpacing bogey-4 at 6 with four birdies at 5, 7, 10 and 11. On 10 greens in regulation, he recorded 1.600 putts per GIR and 0.607 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. For the week, the Florida resident totaled 19 birdies, currently T1 in that stat, versus 11 bogeys and the triple.
May 6 - 5:34 PM

World No. 67 Charl Schwartzel bobbed and weaved to a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship, dropping three places to T7 on 6-under 207, four adrift of 54-hole leader Jason Day.

After opening in 70-67, the 33-year-old began T4 on 5-under, two short of leader Peter Malnati. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he found eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.026 strokes around-the-green. The South African, who lives in Palm Beach, Florida, carded four birdies at holes 7, 10, 15 and 18 with a long of 8'1" at the par-4 18th, slightly outpacing three bogeys at 12 (3-putt from 51'9"), 13 and 16. He registered a commercial 1.846 putts per GIR and -0.955 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts.
May 5 - 5:37 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 67 Charl Schwartzel fired a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship for a 36-hole tally of 5-under 137, up 20 places on the leaderboard to T4, two short of leader Peter Malnati.

Playing his ninth season on TOUR, the 33-year-old is making just his second appearance at the Wells Fargo (CUT/2015). It's his 12th start of the season with one prior top 25, a solo 3rd at last week's Zurich teamed with Louis Oosthuizen. The South African found nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.137 strokes off-the-tee and 0.640 around-the-green. He squared two bogey-4s at 13 and 6, camouflaged by six birdies at 10, 15, 16, 18, 2 and 8, two from between 16 and 40 feet. Schwartzel recorded 1.455 putts per GIR and 3.878 SG: Putting with 25 total putts, and is currently No. 1 in SGP for the day. He opened with a five-birdie, four-bogey 70.
May 4 - 6:27 PM

In alternate-shot action at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, World No. 65 Charl Schwartzel and World No. 30 Louis Oosthuizen twirled a bogey-free, 4-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round to wrap on 20-under 268, up five spots to solo 3rd, two in arrears of champions Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy, who shot 67.

After kicking off with 66-72-62, the South Africans began T8 on 16-under, four adrift of leaders Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown. Playing out of the fourth-to-last group, they opened with nine straight pars before going on a four-birdie run at 10-13, ending with five consecutive pars. Oosthuizen banged in three straight at 10-12, including two in the 15-17 foot range, and also set up a kick-in for Schwartzel at 13, stiffing his approach from 79 yards out to 13 inches. This was Oosthuizen's second visit in the team format after pairing with Branden Grace last year for a T24. Schwartzel, a late replacement for Grace (who just had a baby boy), was making making his tourney debut.
Apr 29 - 6:49 PM

In Four-ball action at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, World No. 65 Charl Schwartzel and World No. 30 Louis Oosthuizen tossed up a bogey-free, 10-under-par 31-31=62 in the third round for a 54-hole total of 16-under 200, up 17 places on the live leaderboard to T8, three adrift of clubhouse leaders Tony Finau and Daniel Summerhays. UPDATE: With R3 completed, they are T8, four back of leaders Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown.

Schwartzel, in his eighth season on TOUR, is making his tourney debut while Oosthuizen is visiting for a second time after a T24 last year teamed with Branden Grace. Both South Africans make Palm Beach Gardens their U.S. base. The duo began with bogey-free 66 (best ball) on Day 1, but were well down the board at T32, climbing to T25 with even-par 72 in alternate shot. Today's lap featured 10 birdies with Schwartzel counting six toward the team score, including three straight at holes 9-11 and a long of 21'9" at the par-4 10th. Oosthuizen contributed three front-nine birdie-3s at 1, 4 and 8, two from between 10 and 37 feet, adding a walk-off birdie-4 at 18 from 11'4".
Apr 28 - 5:35 PM

Charl Schwartzel heads down to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans looking to get back on track after three consecutive missed cuts.

Schwartzel will team up with fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen at TPC Louisiana looking for some consistency and improvement. "Charl has never played in our tournament, and Louis played his first time here last season," CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, producer of the tournament, said. Schwartzel hopes Oosthuizen is a lucky charm, as the latter teamed with another South African, Branden Grace, to finish tied for 24th in the 2017 Zurich Classic. The two have played on the past four Presidents Cup teams and the 2011 World Cup team together.
Apr 25 - 4:02 AM

Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 winner, heads back to Augusta National Golf Club for his ninth appareance at the Masters.

The South African's big moment came seven years ago when he famously birdied each of the final four holes to break out of a log-jam and score a two-shot win over Jason Day and Adam Scott. That 14-under total was achieved with a 68-66 weekend finish and he also got hot over the final 36 holes last year, a pair of 68s giving Schwartzel solo third on 6-under. He's 6-for-8 overall in the season's first major with another top 25 in 2013. The downside is that he's yet to even crack the top 30 on American soil this year although many gamers may gloss over that given the importance of course form. With a win and a third in the last seven Masters, he has a strut in his step at this unique venue that few can boast.
Apr 1 - 10:19 AM

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

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