South African Charl Schwartzel won his first major ever at Augusta National yesterday, and now everyone is p:ssed because nobody has ever heard of this guy. I guess having half the field in contention and then seeing only the third player ever from South Africa finish birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie to win the green jacket wasn’t good enough for them. Whatever, clowns. Just go back to watching Yankees games.
Schwartzel capped a wild final round which featured seven different leaders to finish at 14-under-par for the tournament. Schwartzel posted a 6-under-par 66 on the final round, highlighted by a lengthy putt which rolled in to a chorus of cheers at Augusta National Golf Club.
Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott finished tied for second at 12-under, while Tiger Woods, Geoff Ogilvy and Luke Donald ended up in a tie at 10-under.
Rory McIlroy, the 21-year-old who led the field into Sunday’s final round, shot an 80 in one of the better meltdowns we’ve seen at Augusta. Woods shot a 67 in an impressive charge for the lead, but blew a birdie putt at 15 that sunk his chances for a fifth green jacket. And apparently sexism is alive and well at Augusta, too. So there’s that..