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Charl Schwartzel |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160
College: South Africa

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Charl Schwartzel will take out his old yardage books as he prepares for his third Northern Trust Open.
The South African has a pair of top 5s at this event in two tries, and has yet to shoot a round over-par. The Kikuyugrass rough must make him feel like he's playing back in his home country. Speaking of home country, Schwartzel is just five weeks removed from a gut-wrenching loss at his national Open where he blew a five shot 54-hole lead, losing in a playoff. On the bright side, he did bounce back with a T9 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and appears to be back on track entering this week. Feb 18 - 9:54 AM

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A week after blowing victory in his home South African Open, Charl Schwartzel shot a 1-under 35-36=71 to finish T9 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

The 2011 Masters champion could have been forgiven for carrying mental scars this week but shooting 13-under and recording a top 10 finish was a decent way to rebound. Schwartzel made two birdies and a single bogey on the front nine and mixed three birdies, three bogeys and three pars on the back. In fact, he made as many bogeys over the last eight holes as he did over the previous 64 so perhaps there were signs of residue from losing the South African Open from four clear with five to play.
Jan 18 - 10:24 AM

Charl Schwartzel is still awaiting a first victory in the South African Open after a gut-wrenching playoff loss at Glendower on Sunday.

Five shots clear overnight, a 2-over 36-38=74 saw him finish at 11-under 277 alongside Andy Sullivan and then lose to the Englishman at the first hole of sudden death. Schwartzel's mission to finally capture his national Open fell apart on the back nine. The South African looked to be cruising when moving four in front of Sullivan's clubhouse target with five to play. But the oil started leaking with a bogey at the 14th and two holes later he followed it with a double bogey at 16. That left him with a precarious one-shot lead which he lost at the next with another bogey. The 2011 Masters champion looked set to extend the playoff after a superb pitch to two feet at the first extra hole but Sullivan buried a 12-foot putt to deny him. It's the second year running Schwartzel has taken a lead into the final round of this event and failed to convert.
Jan 11 - 1:24 PM

Charl Schwartzel generated a five-stroke lead after 54 holes of the South African Open Championship with a 6-under-par 31-35-66 in his third round.

He began the day one stroke adrift of 36-hole leader Andy Sullivan of England, but it was the South African that capitalized. Schwartzel opened with four consecutive birdies at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg on Saturday. He added four more to help absorb two bogeys and posted 13-under 203. "I don't think you can ask for a much better start, with a bunched leaderboard it's one way to get yourself separated from the field," said the pacesetter, who will be chasing his first title at his national Open on Sunday. Scotland's David Drysdale (68 in the third round) and 2013 U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick (67) of England share the runner-up position. Meanwhile, thanks in large part to bogeys on each of the first four holes, Sullivan blew up for a 2-over 40-34=74 today and finds himself suddenly seven swings back of Schwartzel.
Jan 10 - 10:04 PM

Charl Schwartzel produced a flying finish to jump up to second place at the halfway mark of the South African Open.

The home favorite faltered early with a pair of opening bogeys and two more stalled his progress further despite finding three birdies at 14, 15 and 4. But a sparkling birdie-eagle-birdie finish (3-3-3) saw him sign for a 3-under 32-37=69 and a halfway total of 7-under 137 that is just one behind 36-hole leader Andy Sullivan. Schwartzel will have to tidy up his driving though if he wants to win his national Open for the first time. He hit just four fairways in round two.
Jan 9 - 9:38 AM

Charl Schwartzel's bid to win his national Open for the first time is off to a strong start after an opening 4-under 35-33=68.

The pre-tournament favorite from South Africa birdied two of the final four holes to end day one just two shots behind leaders Jbe' Kruger and Andy Sullivan. Schwartzel's only blemish came at the long par-4 5th hole while he posted birdies at 4, 8, 11, 15 and 17. He'll have a chance to attack the lead from a morning tee-time in round two.
Jan 8 - 11:58 AM

Charl Schwartzel looks to end a disappointing run of form when he returns home to contest the South African Open.

The 2011 Masters champion hasn't posted a top-10 finish since August's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone and that was 14 starts ago. Gamers should also take note that Schwartzel appears to have lost faith in his driver, a worry given that the European Tour reports that there is considerably more rough at Glendower Golf Club this week. Schwartzel did finish fourth at this same venue last season but that came during a run when he won twice in four starts. His recent form is way short of that.
Jan 6 - 5:39 AM

Charl Schwartzel logged two starts on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season before the holiday break.

The South African tied for 19th at the CIMB Classic, and then shared 64th at the no-cut WGC-HSBC Champions. That places him in the 115th spot in the FedExCup standings. If history is any indicator, American fans can expect to see Schwartzel pick up his PGA TOUR schedule at Riviera CC in the Northern Trust Open. He has an excellent record in that event, so he could quickly crack fantasy lineups upon his arrival.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 08:33:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel turns his attention to Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club for this week's CIMB Classic.

The South African finished tied for 15th in Australia last week at the ISPS HANDA Perth International. It was a good bounce-back from the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship but still a tad disappointing given his cachet and weak strength of field. Schwartzel has finished top 15 in five of his last 10 events worldwide, and remains a strong weekly start in any format.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 09:54:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel will get introduced to Cherry Hills Country Club at this week's BMW Championship.

The South African enters the week ranked 52nd in the FedExCup standings. Only the top 30 advance to next week's TOUR Championship, so Schwartzel has a tall task ahead of him. With eight top 15s on the season, he's more than capable of contending. Gamers should not hesitate to pick the South African this week, as his motivation will be elevated and his upside is unlimited.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Charl Schwartzel conjured up a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the PGA Championship and is the first to post 9-under 275.

Schwartzel circled seven birdies and squared two bogeys on his jaunt around Valhalla Golf Club. While some of his early birdies were from close-range, the final four were all noteworthy. He dropped them from 18'8", 19'5", 23'11" and 12'9" on the eighth, 10th, 11th and 18th holes. The South African gained well over two strokes with his flat stick on the round. While it is a virtual certainty that his clubhouse lead will not stand the test of time, this will go in the books as another solid finish in a major championship.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel spun a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to end the week safely inside the top 10 at 9-under 271.

The South African circled five birdies and an eagle on his final lap around Firestone CC, handing back just one bogey. His 17'8" eagle at the par-5 second was joined by a 13'11" birdie at the par-3 15th for his highlights. While he is the clubhouse leader, there is essentially zero chance that he will hang on for his second victory in a PGA TOUR sanctioned event.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel backed up his opening 65 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a 1-under-par 33-36=69 to post 6-under 134 at the midpoint.

Schwartzel opened birdie-par-birdie at Firestone today, but he played his last 15 holes in 1-over with one birdie wiped away by two bogeys. All of those deviations from par occurred on par 4s. He hit 13 greens in regulation, but didn't sink anything from outside 10 feet. In fact, he whiffed on three looks inside that range. He's currently two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead, but Sergio Garcia is about to set a higher bar. The Spaniard is two strokes clear of the field as he plays his 36th hole.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel turned in a 5-under-par 34-31=65 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, good for a share of the clubhouse lead.

The South African is chasing his first top 20 in what is his sixth start at Firestone. He split six (of 14) fairways and only 11 greens in regulation today, but limited the damage to a lone bogey-5 at the first hole. Elsewhere, he circled six birdies, five of which following the bogey on his inward nine. Three measured 10-17 feet. Schwartzel has been alternating solid play with forgettable results for nearly three months. Today's success extends the pattern as he's coming off a T43 in Canada.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Charl Schwartzel opened the RBC Canadian Open with a 4-under-par 33-33=66, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

This is just his 13th start of the season, but he's 76th in FedExCup points on the shoulders of four top 10s. Yet, today's aggregate is his lowest of the season. Schwartzel went 6-for-12 in birdie opportunities at Royal Montreal, the highlight dropping in from 26'4" at the par-3 13th hole. He also poured in a par save from 11'7" at 17. He entered riding an unusual pattern of top 20s in every other of his last nine starts with a T48 and three missed cuts sprinkled in between. With today's effort on the heels of a T7 at The Open Championship, he's projected to break that mold.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 05:57:00 PM