Charl Schwartzel

Charl Schwartzel turned professional in 2002. His biggest achievement came at the 2011 US Masters, where he picked up the illustrious green jacket.

Birthday 08/31/1984

Birthplace Johannesburg, South Africa

Official World Golf Ranking 35th

Height 5ft 11in

Best results in Majors:

Masters – 1st (2011)

US Open – 7th (2015)

Open Championship – T7 (2014)

PGA Championship – T12 (2011)

In 2005, Schwartzel won his first victory on the European Tour at the Dunhill Championship, in his native country.

He followed up this success by winning the Vodacom Tour Championship in 2006. Triumph in South Africa ensured he earned his place in the top 100 of the official world golf rankings for the first time.

In 2008, he clinched his third European Tour victory at the Madrid Masters meaning he finished inside Order of Merit top 30.

Schwartzel picked up his only major win at the Masters by two strokes and became only the third South African to win the event. He finished on 14-under-par with Australians, Jason Day and Adam Scott behind on 12-under.

He made an electric start to the final round after holing his second from the fairway on the third for an eagle and finished off in style too, birdying his final four holes.

In 2012, the South African captured his first victory since the Masters at the Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian Tour. He cruised to an 11 stroke victory, finishing on an extraordinary 25-under-par.

Most recently, Schwartzel, who fell to 50th in the world rankings, celebrated a record-breaking fourth title at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. He became the first South African to win the same European Tour event on four different occasions.

This win also made him the youngest South African to win 10 titles. He has outdone Ernie Els, who was a year older when he achieved double figures at the 2002 Dubai Desert Classic.