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  • Charl SCHWARTZEL 32014

    Meet Charl

    Johannesburg, South Africa Place of Birth
    5′ 10″ (180cm) Height
    Cars, water skiing, 4x4 cars, helicopters Interests
    Maccauvlei GC Attachment
    2002* Qualifying School

    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 Qualifying School when, at the age of 18 years and 81 days, he claimed his card in 2002 following a promising amateur career.