Charl Adriaan Schwartzel is a South African golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour, The European Tour, and the Sunshine Tour. He has bagged a major title, and the highest world ranking slot he has ever attained is position 6, and this came about after he completed the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2012 where he tied for position four.
Charl Schwartzel was born in August 1984 in Johannesburg, where he started his amateur career. He won several amateur events both in South Africa and in other countries. For instance, he competed in the 2002 Indian Amateur and English Open Stroke Play Championship. He also represented South Africa in the 2002 edition of the Eisenhower Trophy.
In 2002, and at 18years of age, Schwartzel turned pro and qualified for the European Tour. Schwartzel was the second youngest South African to qualify for the European Tour; the first was Dale Hayes. He performed exceptionally well and retained his European Tour card for the next two years.
Schwartzel won the 2005 edition of the Dunhill Championship. He came in first at the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. He won the Vodacom Tour Championship, and this achievement propelled him into the top 100 Official World Golf Ranking.
Schwartzel took home the trophy for the 2011 Masters Tournament, making history as the third South African to win the event. Winning the Green Jacket and his first major tournament helped improve his position on the OWGR to the 11th slot. 2012 saw Schwartzel win the Thailand Golf Championship. He also won the Alfred Dunhill Championship organized at Leopard Creek CC. He defended the title in 2013, bringing the total wins to 9.
In total, Schwartzel has 3 amateur wins and 15 professional wins, 2 of these were PGA Tour wins.