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Charl Schwartzel |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160
College: South Africa

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Charl Schwartzel returns to the site of his lone PGA TOUR victory this week at the Masters.
The 2011 Masters champion did not get the PGA TOUR kick-start many imagined after winning here three years ago. While he has been consistent, missing only six cuts since 2011, he has not returned to the winner's circle. Schwartzel is a perfect 4-for-4 at Augusta National, and should have no problem making that 5-for-5 this week. Apr 9 - 11:50 AM

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Charl Schwartzel began his career as a father with a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in his opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

Out since a T9 at Doral for the birth of his first child, Schwartzel experienced little trouble getting back into a groove on the road. He hit 14 greens and curled in six birdies against one bogey. His most notable conversions ranged 21 feet at 17 and 10'5" at 3. He signed his card sitting two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Apr 3 - 7:11 PM

The Shell Houston Open announced on Wednesday that Charl Schwartzel will compete in next week's tournament.

The South African has been outside the ropes since a T9 at Doral. He had planed to play last week's stop at Bay Hill, but withdrew early for the birth of his first child. Schwartzel is 3-for-4 at Redstone with a T3 in 2010. He took a pass on the event last year.
Mar 27 - 12:18 AM

Charl Schwartzel's wife, Rosalind, delivered the couple's first child late in the week.

Schwartzel had withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier this week in anticipation of the birth. On Friday, Schwartzel alerted his followers on Twitter, writing: "I'm so proud to have become a dad, have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Olivia. And so happy mom and baby are doing well!" This is great news for gamers that were worried about his availability for the Masters.
Mar 22 - 3:37 PM

Charl Schwartzel has been removed from the published field of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Schwartzel took last week off following a T9 at Doral where he closed with a 68. He's made just four starts this season but sits 85th in FedExCup points. He opened with a solo fifth at the Northern Trust. UPDATE: Dave Shedloski reported on Twitter that Schwartzel's wife is due to deliver the couple's first child.
Mar 17 - 10:40 AM

Charl Schwartzel closed out his week at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship with a 4-under-par 37-31=68.

After opening with a 2-under 70, the South African swallowed back-to-back 76s before today's stellar effort. After a couple of early bogeys, he birdied four of five holes beginning with the par-5 eighth. He then picked up back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16 before parring in. He ends the week as the first man to post 2-over 290.
Mar 9 - 3:51 PM

Charl Schwartzel turned in a 2-under-par 36-34=70 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, finishing two strokes off the lead.

It wasn't the best of times, but it wasn't the worst of times either for the South African. He found the short grass six of 14 times and stood over 12 opportunities to break par, doing so on four occasions, all for birdie. The longest measured 17'3" at the par-4 third hole. He also poured in par saves from four yards out from the fringe at 11 and from 15'4" the conventional way at 2.
Mar 7 - 11:57 AM

Charl Schwartzel didn't sniff the cut at The Honda Classic, reaching the halfway point in 7-over-par 74-73=147, seven swings too many.

Wait, what? How? With a peerless record at PGA National and 14 consecutive cuts made worldwide -- his last MC occurred at the PGA Championship in August -- Schwartzel is a legitimate shocker not to play on. He converted on only one of 11 chances to break par in the opening round, and then wiped off three birdies with three bogeys and a triple today. The good news is that he'll cash next week given there's no cut at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.
Feb 28 - 7:34 PM

Charl Schwartzel registered a 3-and-2 victory over Kevin Stadler in the Hogan Bracket in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

This was vintage Schwartzel. He won four holes, three of which with birdies (the other was conceded) and made only one mistake all day. That bogey-4 at the sixth hole was the only time Stadler was able to enjoy a sense of success. It didn't last very long as the South African won No. 7 and maintained the margin the rest of the way. Schwartzel advances in a brutally tough quadrant to face Jim Furyk on Thursday.
Feb 19 - 4:02 PM

Charl Schwartzel posted a final-round 3-under-par 31-37=68 at the Northern Trust Open to finish the tournament at 11-under 273.

Schwartzel started on fire, sharing the lead at times with five birdies and one bogey over his first eight holes. He stumbled on Riviera Country Club's difficult back nine, surrounding a birdie on the par-3 14th from the sand with bogeys on 13 and 15. While this is just his second stop at this event, he is quickly raising his hand as a course horse. The South African tied for third here last year and appears safe for another top-five finish.
Feb 16 - 5:46 PM

Charl Schwartzel turned in a 3-under-par 32-35=68 during the third round of the Northern Trust Open and enters the finale four back of William McGirt at 8-under 205.

The South African is kicking off the U.S. portion of his schedule at Riviera Country Club this week, and is once again feeling right at home. He tied for third last year in his first trip to this venue. An eagle at the par-5 first had him off and running, but he essentially did little more than tread water the rest of the way. Schwartzel circled four birdies and squared three bogeys the rest of the way. His 1.594 putting average is fourth in the tournament.
Feb 15 - 6:03 PM

Charl Schwartzel followed his opening 69 at the Northern Trust open with a 3-under-par 37-31=68 in his second round to post 5-under 137, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The South African went just 1-for-4 in scrambling and squared three bogeys, but he picked off an eagle (from seven yards away and just in front of the green at the par-5 first hole, his 10th of the round) and four birdies to outbalance. All of his birdies fell in from outside 12 feet, the longest stretching 31'8" at the par-4 fifth. Given a T3 in his debut here last year and the fact that he missed four tries inside eight feet today, he's this close to busting through for a win. Schwartzel's title at the 2011 Masters remains his only PGA TOUR victory in 87 starts.
Feb 14 - 8:35 PM

In his first round of the 2013-14 season, Charl Schwartzel signed for a 2-under-par 33-36=69 following his opener of the Northern Trust Open.

He traded five birdies with three bogeys despite hitting only half of the greens in regulation. His most notable conversion was a fortunate one as he holed out from 25 yards away in the rough at the par-3 fourth. Schwartzel also poured in a par save from 11'7" at 6. That he's playing at all is a break, too, as it was revealed on Wednesday that he suffered a "busted vein" near the pinkie finger on his left hand. (For the entire 25-second bite on this by Golf Channel's Steve Burkowski, cue the video linked below to 3:35.) The South African sits just three strokes off the clubhouse lead at Riviera.
Feb 13 - 5:15 PM

Charl Schwartzel tied for third in the 2013 Northern Trust Open and is back for another taste this week.

Schwartzel made his first trip to Riviera Country Club in 2013 on the heels of five consecutive top-three finishes that included two wins across the globe, so his form was at an all-time high. While it's not as good this time around, he did successfully defend his Alfred Dunhill Championship late in 2013. He's competed twice in 2014, finishing T15 in the Volvo Golf Champions before a T59 in last week's Joburg Open.
Feb 11 - 11:18 PM

Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his title at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, cruising to a four-stroke victory over Richard Finch at Leopard Creek Country Club in Malelane, South Africa.

Schwartzel took this tournament by 12 strokes a year ago, so today's margin seems tame despite the fact that it was anything but. After opening this week with a 4-under-par 68, he signed for respective rounds of 68, 67 and 68 to post 17-under 271. He played his last 62 holes in bogey-free 15-under. "Most of the time if you play 60 holes or whatever it may be without bogey then hopefully you’ll win," he said. "It’s always nice to get a win and get some confidence up. It’s been one of those years where I have played well and just didn’t get the wins. ... I’ve got two tournaments left and last week I played just as well as this week. It shows that I’m playing nicely and I’d like to see if I can continue." Last week's winner, Morten Ørum Madsen, led after 18 holes and shared the lead at the midpoint with Schwartzel, but a third-round 79 spoiled his bid to go back-to-back to open the new season on the European Tour. The Dane settled for a T16, 13 strokes adrift.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 12:34:00 PM