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Charl Schwartzel breaks club in anger during British Open (Video)

Charl-Schwartzel-breaks-clubThe 15th hole at Muirfield created quite the hassle for some golfers during the opening round of the British Open on Thursday. We already showed you Rory McIlroy somehow putting his ball into a bunker en route to a double-bogey, and now the hole has claimed one of Charl Schwartzel’s clubs.

Schwartzel had made three straight bogeys heading into 15 when he put his tee shot into the tall grass. His second shot was not much better, which inspired the 2011 Masters champion to throw his 6-iron in anger. It snapped in the process, meaning he will not be able to use it for the remainder of the round.

Like McIlroy, Schwartzel went on to make a double-bogey at 15. Also like McIlroy, he’ll have to play very well on Friday to make the cut.

Thanks to Shane Bacon for the video

Rory McIlroy Tweets Picture with Charl Schwartzel in Green Jacket

Rory McIlroy continued his tour of class and positive public relations Monday by tweeting out a picture of himself with Masters winner Charl Schwartzel:

McIlroy’s words accompanying the tweet said “Flying to Malaysia with charl! Glad one of us has a green jacket on!” Like I said, pure class. Between his mature interview after blowing the Masters Sunday to this, it’s hard not to root for Rory in the future. And if you’re wondering why they were sharing a plane to Malaysia, it’s because they’re headed for the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur which is the next stop on the Asian Tour. I don’t know if Rory has a green jacket in his future, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he won several majors during his career.

Charl Schwartzel Was Simply On Sunday

Charl Schwartzel won the 2011 Masters with a final round rally on Sunday in which he shot a 66 to win by two strokes. Schwartzel didn’t just luck into the win thanks to Rory McIlroy’s disappointing collapse, he seized the day.

The 26-year-old South African birdied the final four holes of the round and sunk his last putt to seal the Green Jacket when he could have easily two-putted to victory. But that was only part of what made his final round so impressive.

Perhaps his most amazing shot of the day came on three when he eagled the hole with perfect spin on his iron from 108 yards away. Even before that, you could tell it was Schwartzel’s day when he sunk his birdie putt on the first hole making it from the rough. Here are both of those shots in case you missed em:

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