• Age
    34
  • Turned Pro
    2002
  • Previous Opens
    14

Charl Schwartzel

Four behind Rory McIlroy entering the final round of the 2011 Masters and without a top-ten major finish, Schwartzel chipped in for birdie at the first, pitched in for eagle on the third and then birdied the last four holes for a sparkling 66.

Qualification

Charl Schwartzel has qualified to play Royal Portrush
Charl Schwartzel
  • 2003

    Open Debut

  • Tied-7th Hoylake 2014

    best open finish

  • Owns a farm in South Africa and enjoys water sports

    did you know?

Four behind Rory McIlroy entering the final round of the 2011 Masters and without a top-ten major finish, Schwartzel chipped in for birdie at the first, pitched in for eagle on the third and then birdied the last four holes for a sparkling 66.

Charl Schwartzel 

With McIlroy crashing to an 80 the South African beat Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day by two shots, 50 years to the day after fellow South African Gary Player became the first non-American winner at Augusta National.

He has 11 European Tour titles, eight of them on home soil, four Presidents Cup caps, another victory in America in 2016 when he defeated Bill Haas in a play-off for the Valspar Championship and back at the Masters came third behind Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose in 2017.

He has had top-20 finishes in five Opens, his liking for links golf first illustrated when he won the English amateur stroke play title at Royal Cinque Ports in 2002, and clinched his spot at Royal Portrush with a tie for third in December’s South African Open, part of The Open Qualifying Series.

He reached a high of No.6 in the world rankings back in 2012.

Qualification

Charl Schwartzel has qualified to play Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 2017
T62
66
78
71
71
286
6
Royal Troon 2016
T18
72
66
73
73
284
-
St Andrews 2015
T68
67
72
69
79
287
-1
Royal Liverpool 2014
T7
71
67
72
67
277
-11
Muirfield 2013
T15
75
68
76
71
290
6
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
M/C
69
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2011
T16
71
67
75
72
285
5
St Andrews 2010
T14
71
75
68
70
284
-4
Turnberry 2009
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Carnoustie 2007
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2006
22
74
66
72
71
283
-
St Andrews 2005
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2003
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C

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