Charl (Adriaan) Schwartzel (b. 31 August1984Johannesburg) is a South Africangolfer who plays on the PGA European Tour and the Sunshine Tour. August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area - % water 1,644 kmÂ² 0. ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals in the sport. ... // The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ...
Schwartzel had a dominant junior amateur career in South Africa, also winning some amateur events overseas, and he played for his country in the 2002 Eisenhower Trophy. He then turned professional at the age of eighteen, and following the path of many other leading South African players he qualified for the European Tour late that year. He was then the second youngest South African golfer to do so after Dale Hayes. He earned enough money to retain his European Tour card in both 2003 and 2004. In the 2004/05 season his career moved up a notch, with victory in the Dunhill Championship, a leading tournament in South Africa which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour, and first place on the Sunshine Tour's order of merit. The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ... Dale Hayes (born 1 Jul 1952) is a South African golfer. ... The Dunhill Championship is a mens professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. ...
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Schwartzel confirmed his enormous potential with a nerveless one under par 71 in the final round as Englands Cheetham, the overnight leader, stumbled to a one over 73.
Schwartzel, who turned 20 in August, became the youngest South African to win on the European Tour behind Dale Hayes, who won the 1971 Spanish Open at the age of 19.
Schwartzel might have spared himself the tension of a playoff had he not left the door ajar for Cheetham and his playing partner David Frost by three putting the last green for a par five that set the clubhouse lead at minus seven.
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