Sunday, April 10, 2011
Even Charl Schwartzel Seems Confused at Who Charl Schwartzel Is
I kid, I kid. Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters champion, deserves all the accolades he is landing this Sunday evening, and rightfully so. The kid played some incredible golf, with four birdies over his last four holes to post 66 and win his first major championship and first PGA Tour event.
Honestly, what more can you say about Charl? His birdies on 16 and 17 were stuff of legends, and then to roll that putt in at 18 after he had all but wrapped it up was really well deserving. What did it show us? That any of these talents can win big events if they get hot. Schwartzel was four-under after the first two days and hardly a part of the conversation heading into the weekend, but a tidy round of 68 on Saturday followed by that masterful (*Nantz moment*) round on Sunday landed him the green jacket and some love from Gary Player.
Congrats, Charl, on winning the Masters and forever becoming the butt of jokes concerning your first name. It was really fun to watch.