Monday, April 11, 2011
It's official: After a stunning come from behind victory at Augusta National Golf Club, South African Charl Schwartzwel won the 75th Masters on Sunday, making the 26-year-old golfer the first official invitee to the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda. For those watching yesterday's round it was one heckuva shootout. Not only did Schwartzwel birdie the final four holes—chalking up the day's low round of 66 for 14-under-par 274—but he chipped in for birdie at No. 1 and amazingly holed a sand wedge for eagle from 114 yards at No. 3. In short, the lanky South African was flawless as he charged for his first major championship in his short professional career. Who knows if he'll hoist the crystal trophy or don the famed Pink Jacket in October, but as of yesterday he'll be competing against the winners of the U.S. Open (June 13-19), British Open (July 10-17) and PGA Championship (August 8-14) on perhaps, the world's greatest public golf course. Welcome to Bermuda, Charl.