Dan asked Schwartzel if he’s hearing a lot from his friends in South Africa. “I don’t think I actually realized quite what it means,” Schwartzel said. “More people watched then I thought.”
Schwartzel said that he was worried about Rory McIlroy most of the day. But he saw McIlory implode at Hole No. 10, and everything changed.
“The leader boards became a blur to me,” Schwartzel said. “I looked at them, but I didn’t register what I was seeing. Because there were so many guys.”
Schwartzel talked about the final hole. He said that he needed a two-putt, but that’s a lot harder than it looks. So he figured he would just hit it for the win.
Schwartzel also talked about how he got his first name. “My grandfather was Charles,” Schwartzel said. “I don’t know, my mom didn’t like the name Charles, so she took the “es” away.