24 Facts About Charl Schwartzel


Charl Adriaan Schwartzel is a South African professional golfer who currently plays in the LIV Golf Invitational Series and has previously played on the PGA Tour, European Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

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Charl Schwartzel played for South Africa in the 2002 Eisenhower Trophy.

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Charl Schwartzel turned professional at the age of eighteen and following the path of many other leading South African players, he qualified for the European Tour late that year.

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Charl Schwartzel was the second youngest South African golfer to do so after Dale Hayes.

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Charl Schwartzel earned enough money to retain his European Tour card in both 2003 and 2004.

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Charl Schwartzel's form continued to improve in 2006 and he finished the season placed 18th on the Order of Merit and reached as high as 55th in the World Rankings.

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Charl Schwartzel took first place on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit for the third consecutive year in 2007, and won the Open de Espana in April, beating Jyoti Randhawa by one stroke, after an eagle at the 543-yard par-5 16th hole, and moved into the world top 40.

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Charl Schwartzel has played in the Gary Player Invitational several times to help Gary Player raise funds for various children's charities.

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Charl Schwartzel finished the season ranked 8th on the Order of Merit.

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On 16 January 2011, Charl Schwartzel retained his Joburg Open title winning by four shots.

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Charl Schwartzel won the Masters Tournament in 2011 by two strokes to become the third South African winner of the event.

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Charl Schwartzel won exactly 50 years after Player became the first international Masters champion in 1961.

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Charl Schwartzel started his final round on Sunday by chipping in from off the green at the first hole for birdie and then holed his second shot from the middle of the fairway at the third for eagle.

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Alongside his win at The Masters, Charl Schwartzel enjoyed success in the year's other three major championships in 2011.

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Charl Schwartzel recorded career bests at the US Open where he finished in a tie for ninth and at the PGA Championship, finishing tied for 12th.

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Charl Schwartzel was in contention at The Open Championship before a third round 75 damaged his chances.

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On 9 December 2012, Charl Schwartzel won the Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian Tour for his first victory since his 2011 Masters win.

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The following week, Charl Schwartzel won in his native South Africa at the Alfred Dunhill Championship played at Leopard Creek CC.

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Charl Schwartzel defended his Alfred Dunhill Championship in 2013, with a four-stroke win over England's Richard Finch.

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Charl Schwartzel won his second PGA Tour event, on 13 March 2016, taking the Valspar Championship on the first hole of sudden-death, after tying Bill Haas at 277 after 72 holes.

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On May 31,2022, it was revealed that Charl Schwartzel would be participating in the first event of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour.

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Since he resigned his membership before the first event, Charl Schwartzel is no longer eligible to compete in PGA Tour events or the Presidents Cup.

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In June 2022, Charl Schwartzel won the inaugural LIV Golf tournament, the LIV Golf Invitational London, by one stroke over Hennie du Plessis.

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Charl Schwartzel's team, consisting of himself, du Plessis, Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen, won the team portion of the event by fourteen strokes.

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