Charl Schwartzel

RSA
 
RepresentsBlair Atholl
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
2014 Sunshine Tour 67 117,019.45 4
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 grew up on a farm in Vereeniging, but now resides in Johannesburg at the exclusive Blair Atholl Estate. He 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; he 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. He turned professional at 18 (also in 2002) and, later that year, became the second youngest South African (after Dale Hayes) to attain his card for the European Tour. Since qualifying, he has never had to return to Q-school to retain it. 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 it 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. In addition to being a professional golfer, Charl has a private pilot's license and is a keen hunter (focused on conservation and hunting in a manner that is sustainable).

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
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 24,282,094.67
Best Single Prize Money 3,209,625.00
Tournament Wins 7
Playoff Wins 1
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 31
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 22
Low Round Score 61
Stroke Average 69.70
Average against Par -2.19
Total Number of Eagles 39
Total Number of Birdies 1,088
Average Birdies per Round 4.69
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
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)
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