Charl Schwartzel
34-Year-Old Golfer
Out
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 10/5/2019
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
Sidelined for rest of season
Wrist
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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Schwartzel currently sits 171st in the points race this season, putting him on track to receive an medical extension that would help him maintain exempt status entering 2019-20. The wrist issue had been hindering him all season, as he made the cut in just four of his 13 starts and hadn't appeared in any event since April at the Zurich Classic. It's unclear if Schwartzel plans to treat the injury with surgery or if he simply plans on addressing the issue through rest and rehab.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2011
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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Will not play in PGA Championship
Wrist
May 10, 2019
Schwartzel will not play in next week's PGA Championship due to a wrist injury.
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Looking for spark at Augusta
April 8, 2019
Schwartzel will tee it up for the 10th time at the Masters this week.
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Set to return this week
March 11, 2019
Schwartzel (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's PLAYERS Championship.
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Withdraws from this week's event
Undisclosed
March 5, 2019
Schwartzel withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Tuesday, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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T16 at Honda Classic
March 4, 2019
Schwartzel closed with a one-under 69 on Sunday at the Honda Classic to finish two-under and tied for 16th.
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