Tag Archives: Charl Schwartzel

Jun
10
2017
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

Attention divots across the planet: Beware — Charl Schwartzel may flick you off with his index finger if he’s frustrated after a mishit that will likely lead to a bogey.

Heading into the par-3 8th (his 17th of the day) at TPC Southwind in the second round of the St. Jude Classic, Schwartzel was bogey-free and had managed to get to 10-under for the tournament. Then, this happened:

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Mar
13
2016

Lee McCoy, a 22-year-old amateur who plays for the University of Georgia, shot a two-under 69, in difficult conditions no less, at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course, a course that he had played hundreds of times as a local to the area, to post a tournament total four-under. Not only did that vault him to a solo fourth finish at the Valspar Championship — after he made the cut on the number — but he also beat world no. 1 Jordan Spieth, who he was playing alongside with in the final round.

Spieth, however, was impressed with McCoy, who was playing in the event thanks to a sponsor’s invitation. As the crowd surrounding the 18th green gave McCoy a standing ovation after he putted out for his par, Spieth was also clapping for him emphatically. For good reason.

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Jul
18
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Several of the best players in the game are within striking distance of 36-hole leader Rory McIlroy. Dustin Johnson is in solo second, and six players are in a tie for third place: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, and George Coetzee. These players will have a golden opportunity to put pressure on Rory in the third round.

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Oct
4
2013

 

More bromance!

I thought they weren’t into fist-bumping?

Aside from the crappy weather and delays — which we’re pretty used to this year on the PGA Tour — this Presidents Cup is much more intriguing than most expected. We thought it’d just be another American blowout, like every other year, except 1998 when the Internationals captured their lone win.

While there are four matches in the Friday foursomes sessions still in progress, the first two were completed, with the Americans and Internationals each securing a point. The score currently stands with U.S. 4.5, International 3.5.

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Oct
3
2013
Lindsey Vonn and former President George W. Bush on the first tee

Lindsey Vonn and former President George W. Bush on the first tee

Well, so much for that fast start the International team needed in Thursday’s four-ball matches! When play was suspended at 2:38pm due to inclement weather in the area, the Americans were up in five matches and all square in one of them. Not surprising.

I know THERE’S A LOT OF GOLF LEFT, but the Internationals have fared decently in the four-ball format in past Presidents Cups, while they’ve struggled tremendously in the foursomes (alternate shot). 

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Oct
2
2013

thursday's pairings

Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to watching the power duo of Jason Day and Graham DeLaet play together and the South African pair of Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, who also have two of the best swings in the game, along with the ballstriking clinic Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama will probably put on, but as a colleague summed it up, “Yeah, but who cares?”

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Aug
8
2013
By Stephanie Wei under By the Numbers
Glory's Last Shot: The Wanamaker Trophy

Glory’s Last Shot: The Wanamaker Trophy

Predicting golf is a fool’s game, and yet, we can’t help ourselves because it’s a cruel addiction. That said, for those of you who are mulling over your Fantasy Golf line-ups and betting slips, or simply wanting to sound smart around your golf buddies, here are some statistics that the winner of the PGA Championship will probably excel in on their way to hoisting the Wanamaker trophy on Sunday.

Word of caution, though, you are equally as likely to look dumb and lose money – after all, this column is free. (And no, I did not include putting, because, of course you have to putt well and you can’t predict who will get hot with the flatstick on any given week.)

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Jul
18
2013
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

For any of you who watched the first-round telecast of the Open Championship, then you know it was quite a sh** show.

In other words, the wind was blowing and conditions were firm and fast, causing balls to bounce like a game of Powerball and roll off greens even with a putter in hand. To use a cliched phrase that was used repeatedly by players — but true — staying patient a la Tiger Woods was key.

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Jul
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under British Open
The 18th green at Muirfield

The 18th green at Muirfield

With another major upon us, it’s time to take a look at numbers that may play a role in determining the Open Championship golfer of the year. Given the success of this column at the U.S. Open, I’m hesitant to ever do a preview column again since the chances of it ever working out that well are incredibly small. Seriously, guys, it’s golf!

Putting my trepidation aside, here are five stats (and the players who perform well) that this week’s Open Championship winner will (probably) do well. Caveat: There are no statistics for wind and players who are the best at controling iron shots and working the ball both ways, keeping the ball on the ground rather than in the air, which, of course, is always a must for links golf.

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Jun
16
2013
By Conor Nagle under US Open

Warning: may contain sentimental references to Father’s Day.

Phil looked ready to end a career of US Open heartbreak, but the leaderboard was crowded with big names desperate to spoil his Father’s Day party. Relive the final round with our blow-by-blow account.

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