Charl Schwartzel
35-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Another major champion, the 2011 Masters winner shut it down a week after Augusta in 2019 with a wrist injury. The 34-year-old South African has fallen well outside the top 100 in the world rankings, but it's hard to know how much is injury related or just poor play. Schwartzel should get a major medical extension, but the Tour has not announced them for the 2019-20 season as yet. Further, it's unknown when he'll return. Read Past Outlooks
Breaks MC streak with T3
July 26, 2020
Schwartzel closed with a three-under 68 in the final round of the 3M Open to notch a share of third place.
Schwartzel had to recover all day from an early double-bogey at the par-4 2nd hole, but was able to do that late with birdies at 13, 16, and 17. While he missed recording his first win since 2106, it's hard to complain with a T3 after having missed the cut in five of his last six starts. Schwartzel was very balanced, ranking 14th in SG: Putting and 16th in SG: Tee-to-green. The South African is not in the field for any event next week.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
When compare with the golfers around him on the FedEx points list, Schwartzel's earnings don't make a lot of sense. While most guys in the 100-125 range on the FedEx points list earned just over $1 million last season, Schwartzel made over $1.7 million. Schwartzel is a pretty steady player and he's just two seasons removed from a $2.9 million season, but his number is set just a bit too high for salary cap purposes. Another problem with Schwartzel is that he's pretty capped at 20 events per season. If he doesn't fare well at the majors, like last season, then it's going to be a lost season.
Schwartzel is stuck in the "good, but not great" zone and he'll likely never find a way out. That didn't seem to be the case in 2011, when he bursted onto the scene by capturing the Masters and although he's been a solid golfer for the past six years, he hasn't taken the next step in his career. With that in mind, Schwartzel nearly earned $3 million in 2015-16 , so there is some significant upside there. Now, That said, Schwartzel doesn't play very often so the odds of a significant improvement are slim.
Schwartzel's had plenty of success on the PGA Tour, most notably, a win at the Masters in 2010, but last season was actually his most productive. In addition to his win at the Valspar Championship, Schwartzel also earned 12 top-25s and five top-10s. Schwartzel is a solid player and he'll be a force on the PGA Tour for years to come, but the odds of topping his number from last season seem unlikely. He is however a strong draft option as he'll play in all the big events this season. With that in mind, he should go in the third round in drafts.
Schwartzel has done well for himself over the past few seasons, but he hasn't exactly taken off since his Masters win in 2011 like many thought he would. One problem is the limited European-style schedule that he plays every year. He's played more over the past two seasons, but he still comes in at under 20 events each year. With that said, he's a bit of a risk in salary cap leagues, but he's certainly worth some attention. The upside is certainly there and his price is reasonable as well. In draft leagues he should go around the 4th round.
Schwartzel entered the 2013 on fire and was able to sustain a pretty solid run into the first few months of the season, but his game fell off soon after and he didn't really get it back until just before the end of the year. With that said, Schwartzel looks like one of the better players on the PGA Tour and he should continue to improve in 2014. He's got a solid world ranking, so he'll get a chance to play against the best this season, it's just a matter of whether he can find his major-winning form again or not. Schwartzel should go in the 15-25 range in drafts and should also be considered in salary cap leagues.
Is this what you call a Masters' hangover? Schwartzel captured the 2012 Masters and as is often the case with first -time major winner's, he suffered a bit of a hangover - the following year. OK, so maybe that wasn't the case, Schwartzel actually started 2012 quite well, but after a pair of top-5s early on, Schwartzel simply lost his game. He didn't fall apart completely, but he also couldn't manage a single top-10 either. Odds are he'll bounce back this season, and at this price there's no reason not to take him. In draft leagues, Schwartzel should go in the fifth round.
It didn't take Charl Schwartzel long to make a splash as a full-time member on the PGA Tour. Is a win at Augusta considered a splash or a tsunami? Whatever the case, Schwartzel surpassed all expectations last season, and not only because he captured a green jacket, but because he played well the entire season. Schwartzel played the minimum 15 tournaments last season, but he made every week count as he didn't miss a single cut. More events on his schedule would be preferable, but he comes to play every week. And don't forget, these 15 events are big stops, anything in the Top-5 will result in a big payday.
Schwartzel had two wins on the European Tour last season and was eighth in earnings. He's decided to join the PGA Tour in 2011 and will likely play around 15 events (including the majors and WGC events). Schwartzel played very well at the first two WGC events last season and followed that with a T3 at the Shell Houston Open. His play fell off a bit after that, but he played in a number of events in the States last season and had mostly consistent success. He could be a sleeper in 2011 since he's become increasingly more adjusted to playing in the U.S.
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Tops in SG: Putting at PGA National
March 1, 2020
Schwartzel recorded a two-over 72 on Sunday at The Honda Classic to finish even-par and tied for 17th place.
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Ties for fifth at Pebble Beach
February 9, 2020
Schwartzel closed with an even-par 72 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finish nine-under and tied for fifth.
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Playing in South African Open
January 6, 2020
Schwartzel (wrist) is listed in the field for this week's South African Open.
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Sidelined for rest of season
June 10, 2019
Schwartzel announced Saturday via his personal Twitter account that he'll miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season while recovering from a lingering wrist injury. "With a long career still ahead of me, I will get [the wrist] fixed and I look forward to the comeback," Schwartzel posted.
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Will not play in PGA Championship
May 10, 2019
Schwartzel will not play in next week's PGA Championship due to a wrist injury.
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