Charl Schwartzel wins 2011 Masters Golf Tournament, makes history

By on Apr 12, 2011 in Golf, Sports, United States Comments

Charl Schwartzel wins 2011 Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2011, and apparently his first win in a major golf championship tournament.

Charl Schwartzel wins 2011 Masters
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As reported at the Masters, Charl Schwartzel from Vereeniging, South Africa makes history at the 75th Masters Golf Tournament finals at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia.

Charl Schwartzel, 26, considered as the underdog, became the first Masters golfer to birdie the final four holes, which were from 8, 15, 12 and 15 feet, and made him earn the iconic Green Jacket.

Schwartzel beat top professional golfers including Tiger Woods, who is a four-time winner of the Masters, but only shot 67, and tied with Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy.

“I’ve not been around when it’s been that tight. If it wasn’t for Rory (McIlroy) that was leading by four, you look at the leader board, there was a whole bunch of guys that could have won.” Charl Schwartzel was quoted as saying.

“It was always going to come down to the back nine, who made the birdies coming in.” Schwartzel added, who was only on his second time at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Charl Schwartzel shot 6-under-par 66 for a 274 total, 14-under, and was only two shots ahead than Jason Day (68) and Adam Scott (67), both are from Australia.

Incidentally, Schwartzel‘s victory came on the 50th anniversary of the first Masters title for his fellow countryman golfer Gary Player.

Player, who is known as the best South African golfer, was the the first international golfer to win the Masters back in 1961.

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