US Open

Schwartzel hoping to find form for US Open

2017-06-07 14:16
Charl Schwartzel (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African golfer Charl Schwartzel is looking to regain form before the US Open tees off at Erin Hills in Wisconsin next week. 

Schwartzel has been struggling with an injury since being struck on the left wrist by a golf ball during the Valspar Championship in March.

Regardless of the injury, Schwartzel came close to securing his second green jacket in Augusta where a four-under par final round of 68 saw him finish third at the Masters - just three shots behind champion Sergio Garcia and runner-up Justin Rose.

Last month, Schwartzel withdrew from the Byron Nelson event in the middle of third round after he couldn't grip the club due to his wrist injury.

The 2011 Masters champion then finished tied 35th with an even-par weekend at the Memorial Tournament last week.

Leading up to golf's second major, Schwartzel's form at the US Open has been decent with two top-10 finishes.

This week, Schwartzel looks to gain some form heading into US Open as he tees of at the at the St Jude Classic in Memphis.

Schwartzel took to Twitter to give an update on his game and said that he wanted to use the St Jude Classic to find some form ahead of the second golf major of the year. 

"I started hitting the ball much beter on the weekend, I entered @fesjcmemphis to see if I can find some better form before @usopengolf," wrote Schwartzel.

He also added that if he finds his best game he'll be in with a shot at winning the PGA tour event in Memphis.

Schwartzel will play alongside South African golfing legend Ernie Els and former US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III on Thursday (14:50 SA time).

Other South Africans teeing off in Memphis include Rory SabbatiniTyrone Van Aswegen and Retief Goosen.

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