Charl Schwartzel

RSA
 
Date of Birth31st August 1984
ResidenceJohannesburg, SA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro2002
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Results

Date Tournament Pos Round Scores Total Winnings
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Order of Merit

Season Pos Winnings Played
2016 Sunshine Tour 2 3,527,505.18 2
2015 Sunshine Tour 2 3,302,972.44 7
2014 Sunshine Tour 4 2,081,444.45 8
2010 Sunshine Tour 1 5,097,913.58 6
2009 Sunshine Tour 2 2,315,187.86 5
2008 Sunshine Tour 9 666,347.67 5
2007 Sunshine Tour 17 452,490.86 7
2006 2007 Sunshine Tour 1 1,585,117.41 7
2005 2006 Sunshine Tour 1 1,207,459.70 6
2004 2005 Sunshine Tour 1 1,635,850.44 7
2003 2004 Sunshine Tour 49 82,608.44 6
2002 2003 Sunshine Tour 15 352,402.04 5

Biography

Charl is married to Rosalind and in 2014 their daughter, Olivia was born. Charl grew up on a farm in Vereeniging, and it was there that he started playing golf at the young age of 5. Charl had an illustrious amateur career winning both on South African soil and abroad, reaching the pinnacle of his amateur career in 2002 when he won the Indian Amateur and English Open Stroke Play Championships. Charl also represented South Africa in the Eisenhower Trophy in that year and was ranked as the number-one amateur in South Africa by Golf Digest SA magazine.

2002 was a busy year for Charl as he also turned professional at the age of 18 and later that same year, he became the second youngest South African (after Dale Hayes) to attain his card for the European Tour. His first victory came at the Dunhill Championship in 2004 (a co-sanctioned event with the European Tour) where he beat Englishman Neil Cheetham in a playoff. Charl went on to win the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit that year and has won the Dunhill Championship no fewer than four times in his career.

Charl had been knocking on the door of international superstardom for many years, consistently ranked inside the top-50 on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR). His big breakthrough came in 2011 when he defeated Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Adam Scott in a spectacular final round at the Masters. Since his Major victory, he has established himself as one of the leading South African golfers and has regularly been ranked inside the OWGR top 10. Charl has also represented the International team at the Presidents Cup in 2011 and fulfilled a childhood dream by representing South Africa alongside compatriot Louis Oosthuizen at the World Cup at Mission Hills in China.

The 2016 season has so far seen Charl win 3 events, the Dunhill Championship and Tshwane Open which were both events co-sanctioned with the European Tour, and in March won his second PGA Tour at the Valspar Championship in Tampa, FL. In addition to being a professional golfer and family man, Charl enjoys flying and has a plane and helicopter license.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
09/12/04 dunhill championship 1 281 -7 71 69 70 71 881,987.60
20/01/05 SAA Open 2= 279 -9 68 72 71 68 521,776.34
17/02/05 Telkom PGA Championship 2= 274 -14 66 69 72 67 161,087.50
08/12/05 dunhill championship 2= 277 -11 70 67 70 70 685,772.50
23/02/06 Vodacom Tour Championship 1 270 -14 68 70 65 67 317,000.00
07/12/06 Alfred Dunhill Championship 2 276 -12 68 68 68 72 1,086,175.00
12/02/09 Vodacom Championship 2= 274 -14 69 65 70 70 244,065.00
10/12/09 Alfred Dunhill Championship 2 272 -16 67 69 68 68 1,271,900.00
07/01/10 Africa Open 1 272 -20 67 70 68 67 1,681,685.00
14/01/10 Joburg Open 1 261 -23 63 68 64 66 2,192,372.00
14/04/10 Vodacom Business-Gardener Ross 2 202 -14 67 70 65 58,650.00
09/12/10 Alfred Dunhill Championship 2= 279 -9 70 70 69 70 713,120.33
13/01/11 Joburg Open 1 265 -19 68 61 69 67 1,813,240.00
29/11/12 Nedbank Golf Challenge 2 282 -6 72 71 70 69 88,650.00
13/12/12 Alfred Dunhill Championship 1 264 -24 67 64 64 69 2,658,045.00
07/02/13 Joburg Open 2 267 -20 68 65 68 66 1,808,950.00
28/11/13 Alfred Dunhill Championship 1 271 -17 68 68 67 68 3,209,625.00
08/01/15 South African Open 2 277 -11 68 69 66 74 1,725,000.00
26/11/15 Alfred Dunhill Championship 1 273 -15 66 67 70 70 3,209,625.00
11/02/16 Tshwane Open 1 264 -16 71 64 66 63 2,932,250.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 33,033,703.18
Best Single Prize Money 3,209,625.00
Tournament Wins 9
Playoff Wins 1
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 36
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 26
Low Round Score 61
Stroke Average 69.69
Average against Par -2.18
Total Number of Eagles 46
Total Number of Birdies 1,299
Average Birdies per Round 4.71
Total Holes in One 2

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
2000 Harry Oppenheimer Trophy
2000 International Teams Championship
2000 World Junior Team Championship
2001 Roodepoort National Junior Championships
2001 Champion of Champions
2001 Mpumalanga Open
2001 Harry Oppenheimer Trophy
2001 International Team Championships
2001 South African Junior Golfer of the Year
2002 Freddy Tait trophy for best amateur at the SA Open
2002 National Amateur Invitational Tournament
2002 Indian Amateur Championship
2002 English Open Stroke Play Championship
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
2004 Dunhill Championship
2006 Vodacom Tour Championship
2010 Africa Open
2010 Joburg Open
2011 Joburg Open
2012 Alfred Dunhill Championship
2013 Alfred Dunhill Championship
2015 Alfred Dunhill Championship
2016 Tshwane Open
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
2007 Open de Espana (European Tour)
2008 Madrid Masters (European Tour)
2011 The Masters
2012 Thailand Golf Championship (Asian Tour)
2016 Valspar Championship (PGA TOUR)
Other Victories or Awards
2003 Sunshine Tour Rookie of the Year
2005 2004/2005 Sunshine Tour OoM Winner
2006 2005/2006 Sunshine Tour OoM Winner
2007 2006/2007 Sunshine Tour OoM Winner
2010 2010 Sunshine Tour OoM Winner
Team Events
2002 Eisenhower Trophy