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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 eliminated Matt Jones in 20 holes in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship to earn a berth into the round of 16.
Jones scored bogey-free 3-under through 19 holes today, but bogeyed the par-3 second the second time through the conclude his time at TPC Harding Park. After Schwartzel took a 1-up lead with birdie at the par-4 eighth, the duo exchanged pars for the next nine holes. The Aussie then rolled in a 25-footer at the par-5 18th to extend. A victory would have forced a three-way playoff, but Jones went 1-2. Schwartzel was undefeated. May 1 - 9:05 PM

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Charl Schwartzel upended Dustin Johnson in 20 holes in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

This appeared to be DJ's all the way. Schwartzel played the first 11 holes in birdie-free 3-over with three bogeys and sat 3-down. Then he pulled a rabbit out of his hat. After finding the greenside rough left of the pin at the drivable, par-4 12th, the South African holed out for eagle. Johnson birdied, but his lead was cut to 2-up. It stood that way until Schwartzel found a birdie at the par-4 16th. He'd eventually square with a birdie-4 at 18. They matched pars at the par-5 first in sudden death before Schwartzel clinched with birdie at the par-3 second. For the match, DJ played the par 5s in bogey-birdie-par-par, not what you'd expect from the long hitter. Schwartzel (2-0) can advance with a win over Matt Jones (1-1) in the third round. Johnson (1-1) will need to defeat Victor Dubuisson (0-2) and Jones to win to force a three-way playoff.
Apr 30 - 6:33 PM

Former winner Charl Schwartzel made too many errors and settled for a 1-over-par 73 in round three of the Masters.

Birdies at the second and third holes suggested Schwartzel had top five ambitions at least but he lost his way after that to finish on 2-under 2014, currently T21. Back-to-back bogeys at the sixth and seventh halted his progression and, after a birdie at the ninth, he dropped three shots at the start of the back nine with a double bogey-6 at the 10th and a bogey at 11. The South African did respond by circling birdies at 13 and 16 but closed with another bogey. His fairways hit (8) and greens in regulation (9) figures were both lows for the week.
Apr 12 - 5:16 AM

Charl Schwartzel is 3-under-par 71-70=141 through two rounds of the Masters, 11 strokes back of the 36-hole lead.

The 2011 champ missed last year's cut and hadn't scored lower than 73 in his previous four rounds of Augusta National, so it's encouraging to see him end the drought and start a trend. Today's round was nifty in that he missed seven greens in regulation but limited the dropped shots to bogeys at Nos. 12 and 18. Elsewhere, Schwartzel picked off four birdies, including a long-range conversion at the par-4 10th. He's played very well abroad in 2015, but has finished outside the top 40 in his last five starts on the PGA TOUR.
Apr 10 - 7:10 PM

Charl Schwartzel looks to break out of his slump at this week's Shell Houston Open.

The South African finished outside the top 40 in just six of his 18 starts last season but has already finished outside that mark in four of his five starts in 2014-15. His statistics are down across the board with the exception of driving distance, which may come in handy this week. Schwartzel has been dormant for three weeks, giving him plenty of time to work out the kinks. Perhaps it's wise to reinvest while his stock is low.
Apr 1 - 3:55 PM

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

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