Friday, March 30, 2012
A look back: Charl Schwartzel by the numbers at the 2011 Masters
Schwartzel became the 75th Masters champion Sunday with a final round 66 which included a bump and run chip-in from 60 feet at the first hole, a hole-out eagle on number three, and four consecutive birdies to end his round. He played the best down the stretch to defeat Adam Scott and Jason Day by two strokes to earn his first green jacket.
"Just an exciting day," Schwartzel said. "So many roars, and that atmosphere out there was just incredible. A phenomenal day."
Scores by round: 69,71,68,66 -14
Greens in Regulation: 49 / 72
Putts per hole: 1.56 (2nd)
Prize Money: $1.35 million
Fed Ex Points: 600
With the win, he earns a lifetime exemption into the Masters, a five year exemption on the PGA Tour, as well as five year exemptions into the U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship, and the Player's Championship.