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Schwartzel to cause Tour Championship upset?

2016-09-22 18:00
Charl Schwartzel (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Charl Schwartzel has a slim chance of winning the elusive FedEx Cup, but the South African is sure to come out guns blazing.

Earlier this month, Schwartzel came from behind to seal a Top 30 spot in the BMW Championship, which booted out Rickie Fowler by 0.54 of a point.

The 31-year-old must win in order to secure the FedEx Cup title and rely on front-runner Dustin Johnson to finish 29th or worse int he tournament - not to mention the other six players in clear grasp of the Cup.

According to Sportingbet, the South African has the odds stacked up against him, as he has a 41/1 chance of winning the tournament at East Lake.

With the possibility of winning unlikely, this may provide an opportunity for him to go all out and upset some of the top players.

2015 FedEx Cup winner Jordan Spieth commented prior to the Tour Championship that the golf course at East Lake is similar to the Augusta National Golf course.

Schwartzel is a 2011 Masters Champion and despite it being five years ago, there's some familiarity when it comes to playing in Atlanta, Georgia.

Schwartzel can play without nerves and if he cards a good round of golf like he did at the BMW Championship, he could be the man to upset players vying for the trophy.

This is the second time the Johannesburg-born golfer qualifies for the Tour Championship, following his 2013 debut where he finished 29th.

Schwartzel tees off on Thursday at 19:30 SA time.

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