Charl Adriaan Schwartzel (born August 31, 1984) is a South African professional golfer who plays on the PGA TOUR and European Tour. Schwartzel turned professional at the age of eighteen and, following the path of many other leading South African players, he qualified for the European Tour the same year. In 2011 Schwartzel joined the PGA TOUR and won his first major title at the Masters. Schwartzel's highest world ranking is number six, after finishing in a tie for fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2012. A worldwide champion, Schwartzel currently has 14 career wins.