Charl Schwartzel

  • Schwartzel puts himself in line for first home Open title November 23, 2013

    Johannesburgh: Home favourite Charl Schwartzel will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the South African Open after carding a third-round 69 for a 15-under-par total of 201 that sets him up for a title that has previously eluded him. The 29-year-old Schwartzel, who is the highest-ranked South African...
  • Americans hang on to take lead in Presidents Cup October 4, 2013

    Dublin: Tiger Woods sat in a cart with a tiny squirrel resting on his shoulder. Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel walked onto the first tee wearing wigs to make up for their bad haircuts. Fred Couples had cupcakes delivered to him by the opposing captain in honor of his 54th...
  • Woods favourite at Oak Hill after Firestone win August 5, 2013

    The PGA Championship has often been the most unpredictable of all four majors but this week, at Oak Hill Country Club, Tiger Woods will start out as a heavy favourite after coasting to his 79th PGA Tour victory on Sunday. Though the American world number one has not claimed a major...
  • Schwartzel in early share of US Open lead at Merion June 14, 2013

    Ardmore, Pennsylvania: Clouds gave way to peeks of sunshine, squeegees gave way to putters, and the 13th hole gave way to birdies during the first round of the U.S. Open's return to Merion Golf Club on Thursday. Drenching storms caused a 3 1/2-hour delay, halting play less than two hours after...
  • Charl Schwartzel takes lead on Day 1 at Memorial May 31, 2013

    Dublin: Charl Schwartzel made sure one hole didn't ruin an entire round in the Memorial. Schwartzel hit the ball so consistently well at Muirfield Village on Thursday that the former Masters champion twice had stretches of four straight birdies. And when he made a double bogey with an 8-iron in...
  • Bill Haas shoots 64 to take lead at Riviera February 17, 2013

    Los Angeles: Bill Haas had another bogey-free round at Riviera while shooting a 7-under 64 - the best round of the day by three shots - on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final day of the Northern Trust Open. U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and former Masters...
  • Improved level of consistency has given me confidence: Schwartzel February 15, 2013

    Pacific Palisades, California: Charl Schwartzel believes an improved level of consistency has given him the confidence to embark on a three-month run of sizzling form in which he has vied for victory in almost every tournament he entered. In his last six starts worldwide, the slender South African has won...
  • Charl Schwartzel wins at Leopard Creek December 17, 2012

    Malelane: South Africa's Charl Schwartzel fired a final round 69 on home soil to claim an emphatic 12-stroke victory in the Alfred Dunhill Championship and seal his second win in a week on Sunday The 28 year-old, who finished 24-under-par overall after his three-under round, had begun the day with...
  • Schwartzel and Bourdy lead by four at Leopard Creek December 15, 2012

    Mpumalanga, South Africa: Local hero Charl Schwartzel and Frenchman Gregory Bourdy fired rounds of 64 and 65 respectively on Friday to take a four-stroke lead over Darren Fichardt in the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. Former Masters champion Schwartzel has yet to record a bogey...
  • Lahiri best Indian after Thailand golf round two December 7, 2012

    Chonburi, Thailand: Four Indians made the cut even as Sweden's Daniel Chopra added a second straight five-under 67 to get to 10-under and was sole second at the midway stage of the Thailand Golf Championships at the Amata Springs Golf Course here Friday. The man in front of Chopra was Charl...