SCHWARTZEL Charl

Charl SCHWARTZEL

RSA

Biography

ResidenceVereeniging, South Africa
Date of Birth:31/08/1984
Place of BirthJohannesburg, South Africa
Height & Weight6' 0" 11st 4lbs (180cm 72kg)
FamilyWife: Rosalind (m. 2011); Child: Olivia (2014)
InterestsCars, water skiing, 4x4 cars, helicopters
Turned Pro2002 (plus 4)
Qualifying School2002*

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Biography

Claimed the 2011 Masters Tournament to don the Green Jacket 50 years after compatriot Gary Player became the first overseas golfer to do so. Has won 11 European Tour titles, of which eight have come in in his home country. Owner of one of the best swings in golf, he is close friends with compatriot Louis Oosthuizen, and is also a qualified helicopter and plane pilot. Comes from a strong golfing family including his father George, who is a very keen Amateur golfer, and his bother Attie is a former professional golfer. Became the then third youngest player to secure his European Tour playing privileges through the Qualifying School when, at the age of 18 years and 81 days, he claimed his card in 2002 following a promising amateur career.

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European Tour Wins11
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR48
Race To Dubai184
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,011,691 (2011)

Teams

Professional World Cup 2011 Presidents Cup 2011, 13, 15, 17 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2002 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1999-02

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  • Emirates
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