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Charl to learn from SA Open flop

2015-01-13 10:40
Charl Schwartzel (AFP)
Cape Town - Following a dramatic back nine collapse, South African golfer Charl Schwartzel has vowed to come back stronger.

Heading into Sunday's final round at the South African Open at Glendower, South Africa's highest ranked golfer looked on track to seal a memorable win.

Schwartzel's five shot lead was quickly reduced as the Johannesburg born golfer turned for the back nine at level par.

England's Andy Sullivan made a charge on the back nine but with birdies on holes 12 and 13 for Schwartzel, the title looked within the South African's grasp.

However, Schwartzel dropped four shots in his last five holes ensuring a play-off with Sullivan.

Sullivan then produced a superb iron and sank the birdie putt to leave Schwartzel and the South African golf public wondering how it all went wrong?

Schwartzel took to Twitter on Tuesday, @ca_schwartzel, to share his views on the loss, presumably after gathering his thoughts:
With his world ranking now 31, Schwartzel will need to quickly erase his Glendower disaster with the 2015 golf season now firmly underway.

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