LA QUINTA, Calif. – For the initially time in nearly two decades as a experienced golfer, Charl Schwartzel didn’t commit December back again property in Vereeniging, South Africa.
Rather, the 36-12 months-outdated remained in Florida mainly because of vacation worries through the pandemic. The undesirable information is, he has not noticed his loved ones in a calendar year. The great information is, he was capable to invest a ton of time functioning on his match.
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“I have not viewed my folks in a lot more than a yr and I have not even viewed my new newborn boy that’s a 12 months old, so it can be unfortunate,” Schwartzel explained Thursday at The American Categorical. “But just staying in Florida, we had excellent climate, so a ton of people today want to engage in golfing, so finished up actively playing, like I claimed, more golfing than I generally would when I go back again to South Africa. And I bought to devote a minor bit of time with David Leadbetter and every thing just type of held it in very good shape to start off the period.”
The end result of that commitment was a 5-underneath 67 that left him tied for sixth position and three strokes off the lead. It was Schwartzel’s ideal round this period on the PGA Tour and the next-least expensive round on Thursday on the Stadium Program, which is statistically the a lot more tough of the two classes this 7 days.