Schwartzel SA's top golfer

2011-04-11 14:11
Charl Schwartzel (AP)
Garrin Lambley

Cape Town - Masters winner Charl Schwartzel has surpassed long-time SA No 1, Ernie Els, as the country's top ranked golfer.

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Schwartzel jumped from 29th in the world to 11th in the latest world rankings following his dramatic two-stroke victory at Augusta on Sunday.

Former world No 1 and three-time Major winner, Els, slipped to 14th, with Retief Goosen (22nd) and reigning British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen (28th) the other SA players in the Top 30.

Top 20 golfers in the latest rankings with their world rankings in brackets:

1. Charl Schwartzel (11)
2. Ernie Els (14)
3. Retief Goosen (22)
4. Louis Oosthuizen (28)
5. Tim Clark (31)  
6. Rory Sabbatini (53)
7. James Kingston (93)
8. Brendon de Jonge - Zimbabwe (94) 
9. Thomas Aiken (99) 
10. Jbe' Kruger (122)
11. Trevor Immelman (180) 
12. George Coetzee (186)
13. Jaco van Zyl (187)
14. Hennie Otto (194) 
15. Michiel Bothma (240)
16. Branden Grace (241) 
17. Keith Horne (251)
18. Peter Karmis (301)
19. Warren Abery (303)
20. Garth Mulroy (351)

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