Today, everyone knows Charl’s name, but before his Masters win, who was this guy?
Well, you can find that out here - Meet 2011 Masters Champion, Charl Schwartzel >>
Professional Tour Wins Before the 2011 Masters
- 2011 Joburg Open
- 2010 Joburg Open
- 2010 Africa Open
- 2008 Madrid Masters
- 2007 Open de Espana
- 2005 Dunhill Championship
2011 Season Prior to the 2011 Masters
Charl’s resume in the 2011 prior to the Masters was quite phenomenal and definitely went under the radar. Let’s take a look;
- 2nd at Alfred Dunhill
- 4th South African Open
- 4th Africa Open
- 1st Joburg Open
- 8th Abu Dhabi
- 17th Match Play
- 14th Honda Classic
- 24th WGC Cadillac Championship
- 47th Arnold Palmer Invitational
- 30th Shell Houston Open
During the 2011 Masters
After finishing 30th in the 2010 Masters, Charl was familiar with the course and already had some major wins under his belt. He opened the 2011 Masters with a 69, good for 7th place at the time, but still had 2 bogies on his card.
His 2nd round was a 71, consisting of 3 birdies and again, 2 bogeys.
The third round also consisted of 2 bogeys, but was peppered with 6 birdies, giving him a 68 and a 2nd place standing heading into the final round.
After he opened his final round with a birdie, he holed out for eagle on the 3rd hole. After he bogeyed #4, Charl would par holes 5-14, then making 4 straight birdies to win the Masters. Incredible.
A big part of Charl’s win was that he was 2nd in the field in putting
His 66 was the lowest final round score at the Masters in 20 years.
This is your 2011 Masters Champion. Best of luck to Charl in the 2012 Masters.