$31,419. The Augusta Chronicle © 2020. He’sdefinitely a good role model and somebody that you look up to. At that stage I didn’t know what it meant.”. He recorded career bests at the U.S. Open where he finished in a tie for ninth and also at the PGA Championship, finishing tied for 12th. “What it’s meant is a lot more time away from your personal life.”. Schwartzel opens a gate at his parents' home near Deneysville. It adds more pressure. Like a howling. “You see what he achieved when he was that young,” said his father, who kept a detailed list of his older son’s amateur exploits. Outside the bedroom is a hallway filled with pictures and trophies from his golf career. “Living on the farm, everyone speaks Afrikaans,” he said. That is where he retreats when he’s not traveling the world playing golf. – then jumped off the dam into the cow pool. 2019–20 Fantasy Outlook. Presidents Cup partner Geoff Ogilvy said of Charl Schwart­zel’s swing, “If it’s not the best swing on tour, it’s in the top two or three.” If there is an architect of that swing, it’s George Schwartzel. “It never interested me to play in America in the beginning,” he said. With a green jacket among his 11 professional worldwide wins, Schwartzel’s legacy has been stamped with a seal of legitimacy. Only Schwart­zel has finished in the top 18 in each of the past seven majors. 10a Exemption category. “Darren Clarke said to me that the Open Championship is the only one he ever wanted to win. “He shot 26 on the front,” Schwartzel said in a tone of … “He always had something extra in him,” Kru­ger said. [citation needed], After a winless 2009 season, Schwartzel started 2010 by winning two consecutive tournaments on the European Tour, both held in his native South Africa, and re-entered the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. “People don’t understand that every specific person has something unique that makes them a champion, not how they’ve been coached. “My dad was a big golfer, and he used to play golf Wednes­days, Fridays, Satur­days, just about every single week,” Schwartzel said. Schwartzel wears the jacket only to appropriate functions. [16], This was Schwartzel's eighth victory on the European Tour, as he secured it with the third highest margin of victory in the history of the tour with a twelve stroke advantage over the Swede Kristoffer Broberg. Schwartzel grew up playing and working on the 32,000-acre farm that has been in his family for three generations. “My dad always had a saying, ‘Let the clubs do the talking.’ At the end of the day, that’s what I do and carry on with what got me to that window and climb on through.”. The reaction I get is huge. Resultó cuarto en la temporada 2011 y octavo en 2010. I could leave the farm to him, no problem. 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 late that year. I used to stand here at night while everyone else wanted to come off the course and have something to drink. I play well in those big events. “I want to play one where you can actually compete to win the money list – the FedEx or the Race for Dubai, whichever one you pick.”. He played as an amateur during the first stage and signed the papers to turn pro halfway through the second stage. It’s something special that they have and you can’t teach that.”. You come down the last 18 holes with a chance of winning and it adds so much more. He was also in contention at The Open Championship before a third round 75 damaged his chances. “I think every parent that has a child that plays sport, you dream of something nice happening and they’ll become champion. It’s not a thing that I have sleepless nights. Meet Charl RSA. “Used to drive the tractors and do all of those things when I was a youngster. At the request of organizers, he wore it to the European Tour’s awards banquet, making him stand out somewhat awkwardly at the black-tie affair. Entries. With that comes a whole host of logistical difficulties. “The rest of the night, everything was for Augusta,” Gerrie Van Zyl said. Since then he’s played extremely well and moved into the overall world top 20 ranking on the PGA. “I don’t look too much into how famous I am or how much attention I get,” he said. You’ve got your full status on the Challenge Tour.’ I was so excited.”. English was always a secondary language for Schwartzel, making him come across as shy and reserved in early interviews before he became more fluent. Charl Schwartzel says despite shooting an impressive six under par 66, his round was a real mixed bag. It put him back in the lead and he ultimately won the Green Jacket and his first major championship. Since the young South African broke into the top 50 and qualified for his first Masters in 2010, only he and Phil Mickelson have made the cut in every major the past two seasons. In the year since he moved out of his parents’ farmhouse, the modest space has been rearranged to serve as his little sister’s study. Charl would always stay a little bit extra practicing while we went off and did something else. But to me, I’ve got it. “He always set the example. …, “Winning something like the Masters, if I get into that position again, I use that as a boost. The symbol of Augusta Na­tional has become a constant companion of Schwartzel’s as he travels the world. Charl Schwartzel relaxes by the fire at his home at Blair Atholl golf estate near Krugersdorp, South Africa. He enthusiastically explains the challenge of hunting one of South Africa’s most suspicious and elusive plains game. What Schwartzel achieved with that brilliant finish last April sunk in when he saw a replay a few weeks after it was over. CUT = missed the half-way cut When Charl started, I always compared him to Dale. Charl Adriaan Schwartzel (* 31. “Winning anything helps you,” he said. [citation needed], On 9 December 2012, Schwartzel won the Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian Tour for his first victory since his 2011 Masters win. “I love being on a farm,” he said. By the time he and Lizette started having children, he was a farmer and a recreational golfer. Following in the global traveling footsteps of South Afri­can predecessors Play­er and Els had not been one of Schwartzel’s goals. Schwartzel's highest world ranking has been number six, after finishing in a tie for fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2012. Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009. “People come from this background without exposure to what you think they should have, and it’s just up to them. All day. He knows everything.”. “When he was quite young he used to stand and putt there until late at night.”, “He’s always been a very hard worker,” he said. “That’s adrenaline standing there with a bow and arrow,” he said. “I had a lot more supporters than I thought,” he said. 2002 Indian Amateur Open Championship (tied), Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2009 PGA – 2012 U.S. Open), Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2011 Masters – 2011 U.S. Open), This page was last edited on 15 November 2020, at 20:03. It’s not on purpose, just by nature of how we talk.”. 104. In the final round, Schwartzel overcame a four stroke deficit with a round of 66, two strokes ahead of runners-up Adam Scott and Jason Day[13]. They are more in the spotlight than us. The Official Facebook Page of Charl Schwartzel “Maybe it’s the smile.”. It’s about being in the bush.”. “Some people are actually happy with an average result. “There’s something about being in the bush,” Schwart­zel said. That’s my biggest goal. “I sort of thrive on consistency. Charl Adriaan Schwartzel (/ ˈ ʃ ɑːr l ˈ ʃ w ɔːr t s əl /; born 31 August 1984) is a South African professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and the Sunshine Tour.He has won one major title, the Masters in 2011.Schwartzel's highest world ranking has been number six, after finishing in a tie for fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2012 [3] He earned enough money to retain his European Tour card in both 2003 and 2004. “I don’t like the feeling of it. Now I’m at a stage where I want to work to get more. I’ve never been like that,” he said. “I follow the summer everywhere I go, except when I go to England, where it’s winter all the time,” he said. Schwartzel started his final round on Sunday by chipping in from off the green at the first hole for birdie and then holed his second shot from the middle of the fairway at the third for eagle. How can you teach someone to hole those putts from 15 and 16? “I think last year’s WGC in Doral put me on the map in America,” he said. [11], For 2011, Schwartzel joined the PGA Tour. “If you can add majors to those W’s that you got, that’s made you from a good golfer to a great. Who knows? It keeps going up and up and up.You’ll never win the Mas­ters without winning any of these other things. All Rights Reserved. Charl gets as excited showing off his brother’s scorecard on the wall as anything else in the house. Said Van Zyl: “When he’s hunting, that’s like on 15 and 16 at Augusta. Never had that wild side to him. The biggest challenge is not to commit to tournaments because you have to. People can take that the wrong way. Which sport is his favorite – golf or hunting? 31.08.1984. Date of birth. He didn’t win but shot 69 in one round. You obviously don’t put it on every day, but you see it and sometimes you just stare at it for a while.”, “It’s amazing how much attention that jacket draws,” Schwartzel said. This site and all its content are representative of The Augusta Chronicle's Masters® Tournament coverage and information. He always kept it simple.”. He’ll take his shoes off to walk softly through water to sneak up on a warthog. Charl Schwartzel buys a candy bar during lunch at Maccauvlei Golf Club in Vereeniging, South Africa. Schwartzel got through all three stages of the Q-School on his first try. This was also Schwartzel's first win on the Asian Tour as he cruised to an eleven stroke victory over the field. It was Charl, however, who consistently displayed the intangibles that made him a winner at an early age and never stopped. His friends knew from the beginning that he’d accomplish great things in the game. 199th. A boma is a traditional ringed enclosure around a fire pit in South Africa. “There’s nothing like getting within five meters of something without him knowing you’re there. Four weeks later, Schwart­zel slipped his arms into a green jacket. It actually happens to very few,” his father said. It’s the bush that quickens his heart most. The son of a chicken farmer, Schwartzel became the first player to birdie the final four holes and came from four strokes back in 2011 to win the Green Jacket when 54 … “I was very happy with where I was. Schwartzel might still be a bit of a mystery to worldwide fans searching for heroes in the new generation of young stars, but he’s not in the shadows at home. Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff Charl Schwartzel walks in a field on his parents' farm near Deneysville, South Africa. “Getting your first win, that can become a big thing if you keep getting close but never get it,” he said. It is not the achievements gained and the trophies mounted that Schwartzel dwells on, however. “Even if I don’t shoot, I love just being in nature,” he said. Rank. Beyond the yard are the chicken houses that are central to the family business. Now I can go with my glasses on and wear anything and people will recognize me. Never seen anybody as enthusiastic about anything that he’s doing, whether it’s flying or hunting or golf.”. [14] After the tournament, Schwartzel moved up to 11th from 29th in the Official World Golf Rankings. A lot of people will turn it around and say you’ve got to try and win two now because they think one is lucky, which is a stupid way of thinking about it. Schwartzel won his second PGA Tour event, on 13 March 2016, taking the Valspar Championship on the first hole of sudden-death, after tying Bill Haas at 277 after 72 holes. What’s the fun of shooting something from 200 meters? Schwartzel barely fulfilled his PGA Tour member requirement of playing 15 events and just missed qualifying for the Tour Cham­pionship at East Lake. But he still knew that I won the Masters. Sometimes if you listen to a conversation it can be very confusing. Charl Schwartzel points out important photos and trophies from his career at his parents' home near Deneysville, South Africa. Anything else is Afrikaans. CHARL SCHWARTZEL: It was a difficult decision for me. NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic, CUT = missed the halfway cut “So that’s what I grew up with. Anyone who overlooks Schwart­zel is grossly underestimating his stature and potential among the game’s elite. Information on players includes yearly results, profile information, a skills gauge, equipment information and much more. I’ve set my sights on more.”. “Most people thought I was a waiter. None of that bothers him. There’s five key things that we always worked on. The farm has a capacity for 43,000 chickens producing about 34,000 eggs a day. To me, it’s a great comfort, a sense of achievement.”. He finished his 2011 season 32nd in the FedEx Cup standings and fourth in the European Tour’s Race for Dubai, “There’s no point in playing the minimum on both (tours) and hovering in the middle,” he said. Results not in chronological order prior to 2015. Schwartzel contended in his first tournament in 1997 at age 13. 2031 days ago. “You’ve got to plan it properly so you’re out there for a stretch. Charl Schwartzel was Ernie Els' house guest last week but it will be strictly business on Sunday as the South African pair go head-to-head in the last … “That’s a hell of a toss-up,” Schwartzel said. “When you win a junior or amateur tournament, at that stage it’s the biggest thing in your life. “People can say it might be too much for him but maybe it works for you. With him on the trip were three of his closest friends – Richard Maree and the Van Zyl brothers, Gerrie and Divan – and their wives. 117th. Had a hat on, a complete different look. – I just travel with it every week. “He’s always loved to get on them.”. If you can get within five meters, then you’ve beaten him in his own environment.”. The Open Championship is an old championship and has prestige and I would love to win it. Scribbled across the photo above the date 20/11/2002 and his signature are the words “Mission Accomplished.”, “Just to get the card was one of the biggest,” he said of his accumulation of prizes. The couple first met almost five years ago, during a rough patch for Charl. “I actually took a picture walking up the 18th,” he said of seeing himself making that familiar champion’s march. Then you see yourself. no, you did something.’ I said ‘No, I’m just a hunter.’ He said, ‘No, you’re the one with that green jacket.’  ”, “He knew exactly. “They call each other. You can’t celebrate on how it was all the time. Pre-tournament favourite Charl Schwartzel today claimed a share of the clubhouse lead before the Maybank Malaysian Open was delayed for the second day in … “What showed me how big it was?” he said. They enjoyed a traditional braai, the South African version of a barbecue. He competed against many of South Africa’s best in his era, including Dale Hayes and Simon Hobday. It comes from anywhere. Charl Schwartzel. [3] He played for South Africa in the 2002 Eisenhower Trophy.[3]. “It’s become like our child,” Rosalind said. 2020–21 Stats. “A perfectly fine evening around the fire,” Schwartzel said. Instead of leaving it in South Africa and only seeing it every two months – what’s the point of that? The entrance sign to the Schwartzels’ farm is in two languages – Afrikaans and one of the Bantu black languages. You’ve already got enough pressure trying to play the game properly and finish it off to get a win. Charl Schwartzel rides with one of the family dogs on his parents' farm near Deneysville, South Africa. “I grew up with a golfer called Dale Hayes. I worked very hard for it. “We all are good enough. "T" = tied “I think at the end of your career, it all goes about wins,” he said. “He was 14-under through 15 holes. "T" indicates a tie for a place. “He’s put endless time into it. "T" = tied This wiped out the four stroke lead of Rory McIlroy, but then Schwartzel bogeyed the fourth hole to drop one behind. Whenever something goes wrong, it will be one of those five that have gone haywire somewhere. 36-Year-Old Golfer. Winnings. OWGR. Find a line and off I go. I’ve done it before. [12], Schwartzel won the Masters Tournament in 2011 by two strokes to become the third South African winner of the event (after Gary Player and Trevor Immelman). The kudu is one of the largest antelopes, with spiral horns up to 5 feet long, pale coloring that blends into the landscape, keen senses and the speed and agility to jump a 2-meter wall of brush and disappear into the bush. “I think people sometimes look past how consistent I played,” he said. Évoluant principalement sur les Tour européen PGA et Sunshine Tour, il a remporté à quatre reprises l'ordre du mérite de ce dernier.Il compte en outre plusieurs victoires sur le circuit professionnel, 11 sur le Tour européen et 8 sur le Sunshine Tour [1]. His parents grow corn to support a chicken and egg business. That was the first year that I won the Order of Merit. Charl Schwartzel is a Virgo and was born in The Year of the Rat Life. “I went to old man Hayes and said I had a problem with hitting it left,” George said. It’s the thrill of the hunt that keeps the African ghost engaged. Schwartzel’s contributions to the farm were more along the lines of daily chores that balanced his hours spent at Mac­cauv­lei Golf Course or water skiing on the Vaal River. Q: And secondly, if you could just talk about your decision to stay away from the fine Mexican food at Tucson to do what you did, winning the Order of Merit, and what it meant for you in the long term. You’ve got to build a base somewhere, and that’s where it starts. I thought, ‘Wow, this is bigger than winning the Johannesburg Open.’”. My brother’s better than me.”. It motivates me in a way sometimes to say that other guys get all the attention and saying they’re going to win. I carry on. The green jacket was the major bounty he dreamed of since he was a child. This took his tally of victories on the European Tour to nine.[18]. “Mark Bell was saying, ‘Well done. Charl Schwartzel Tournament Results Season: Select 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2021 PGA Season Overview 18. I supposed that night, with a few drinks, it all became natural again.”. We track celebrity net worth so you don't have to. Three weeks before the 2011 Masters Tour­nament, Schwartzel got his last fix of the bush on the weekend before leaving for the United States. VEREENIGING, South Africa — Charl Schwartzel stands in the middle of the 10-by-12 bedroom where he slept for more than 20 years. [15] The following week, Schwartzel won in his native South Africa at the Alfred Dunhill Championship played at Leopard Creek CC. “They threw me in there ‘For Augusta!’ ” Schwartzel said. For the rest of the round he maintained this score, until he reached the last four holes where he holed clutch putts to finish with four consecutive birdies, a feat unprecedented in the Masters' 75 years history. A look into Charl Schwartzel's net worth, money and current earnings. Still, Schwartzel couldn’t resist a toast to a nice weekend, then another toast to his recent repeat victory at the Joburg Open. It just comes from inside. Reporters from around the world have been wearing ruts into the roads of Northern Ireland chasing every move of Rory McIlroy, but few have ventured to South Africa to comb through Schwartzel’s roots. Though his swing was always a thing of beauty and rhythm, it was his commitment to honing it that stood out. It was never an effort for him. Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has a new golf ball in his bag for 2020 - and there's a good chance you've never heard of the company that makes it. It is what it is. “People actually recognized me and knew more about me. The Masters champion is as comfortable behind the wheel of a tractor plowing rows in the soil as he is hitting out of a bunker. 14K likes. Charl Schwartzel (31 de agosto de 1984, Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica) es un golfista sudafricano que ha obtenido diez victorias y 74 top 10 en el European Tour, destacándose el Masters de Augusta de 2011. He once was a partner with a young Ernie Els and carried them to a victory in a four-ball match before Els set out for international stardom. “Then it started to get a little bit rough.”. He won his first pro tournament two years later at age 20, winning a playoff with a birdie on the first extra hole of the Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. The Schwartzels spend about 25 percent of their time in South Africa, which his wife calls “not enough.”, “It’s tough, it really is,” Schwartzel said. Follow Charl Schwartzel at Augusta.com for up to the minute scores, highlights and player information at the 2020 Masters George’s simple philosophy was forged with advice he once got from Otway Hayes, the teaching pro father of Dale Hayes. Schwartzel’s father, George, raises two batches of 6,000 new chicks a year to replace the unproductive older hens, which are sold live locally for food. 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Another major champion, the 2011 Masters winner shut it down a week after Augusta in 2019 with a wrist injury. In 2008, he once again achieved success on the European Tour, by securing victory at the Madrid Masters. Charl SCHWARTZEL 11. The Augusta Chronicle and Augusta.com are our trademarks. Schwartzel is as focused in the bush as he is coming down the stretch of a tournament. 6. Now you’re going to get added pressure from everyone.”. It wasn’t just the people who play golf. Some of the best players in the world, the greats, their sons have never become what they were. Charl Schwartzel of South Africa blasts out of a sandtrap on the seventh hole during third round play of the WGC-CA Championship at TPC Blue Monster at Doral in … Born in Johannesburg, Schwartzel had a dominant junior amateur career in South Africa, and won some amateur events in other countries including the 2002 Indian Amateur and English Open Stroke Play Championships. You just knew.”. He grew up using English as a second language, after Afrikaans. Schwartzel’s true heart resides a few hours north of Johannesburg at his grandfather’s bushveld farm near Thabazimbi, where he shot the kudu. Charl followed his father to the golf course, playing his first nine holes at age 4. “I’ve seen pictures of Tiger (Woods) walking up there so many times and pictures of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Pal­mer and Player. Schwartzel (wrist) out for rest of PGA Tour season South African Charl Schwartzel has confirmed on social media that he will miss the remainder of the season with a wrist injury. Schwartzel flashed the same toothy smile in the picture that he wore 12 years later on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club. Schwartzel walks in a field on his parents' farm near Deneysville. Charl Schwartzel relaxes after lunch at his home golf course, Maccauvlei Golf Club, in Vereeniging, South Africa. He relaxes there almost every evening he’s home and listens as a jackal’s howl pierces through the chirps of the frogs and crickets. Schwartzel’s motivation was to keep improving. Charl Schwartzel was Ernie Els' house guest last week but it will be strictly business on Sunday as the South African pair go head-to-head in the last … ET WINS. “There’s nothing like the smell you get in the African bush. Eight Order of Merits, but if you add a major title or two, he’d be a legend. The foyer of the one-story home is blocked with the clutter of golf equipment and hunting trophies. I said ‘OK, we’ll have one more’ and ‘I’m going to win the Masters.’ ”, Die Een Is Vir Augusta – “This is for Augusta!”. Overview Stats News Career Records Wins & Results Last 5 performances. Before long, they were all ankle-deep in cow dung and toasting the Masters. The Masters victory at age 26 came in his 17th major but only his second trip to Augusta. It’s difficult to say that they’re not greats. He and his wife love to sit there and listen to jackals howling. The “rough” began when Maree broke out a coffee liqueur and started pouring shooters he called ponchos. For those who don’t know who Charl Shwartzel is, he is the winner and reigning champ of the 2011 Masters, coming out of nowhere to win the tournament. “He’s always played excellent golf, and his dedication to the game was always much higher and better than anyone else who played on his amateur level at that stage,” Gerrie Van Zyl said. “And I used to caddie for him on the Wednes­day and Saturday competitions and played with him on the Fridays, and that’s how it started.”. A lot of it will mix. I wouldn’t think they’d spend their money buying newspapers. I stopped at the fuel station dressed in hunting clothes going to the farm. Schwartzel built one just outside the new Blair Atholl home that he and his wife, Rosalind, have overlooking the rolling hills of Gary Player’s family estate. I don’t want to make it sound like this is my last one. The green jacket is one of the iconic symbols in sports. I always pace myself.”. He’d take it out on the whole bag.”, Said Hayes of the elder Schwartzel: “Golf made him crazy. “To break through was good.”. Rounds. As youngsters in deep winter, that’s the only place to warm up your feet is to stand in the warm cow dung. Schwart­zel isn’t much of a drinker. We would fly up side by side and enjoy two nights in the bush without tents or anything. Guy looked at me and said I look familiar. Of all the trophies and pictures that fill his parents’ home, one stands out. It’s always going to be that way. One of his few personal items left is the picture of the 14-year-old Schwartzel holding a rifle and standing next to the hanging carcass of a trophy kudu he bagged. It’s not just the typical golf fans who recognize him. [3] In 2005 he finished 52nd on the European Tour's Order of Merit, and in 2005-06 he again topped the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. Charl Schwartzel was born in South Africa on Friday, August 31, 1984 (Millennials Generation). It’s just actually doing it eventually. I get a warm feeling there. “I see the questions that Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald and Adam Scott get asked – When are you going to get your first major?” Schwartzel said. The perfect smell to the air. The most important Afri­kaans term for golf fans to understand is groen baaitjie – green jacket. “I’m actually quite a nice guy until I get on the golf course. Winnings/Entry. He’s in that mode and will kill anything that comes in his way. “The kudu is a familiar face in South Africa,” he said with wistful admiration. Rainier Ehrhardt/StaffCharl Schwartzel opens a gate at his parents' home near Deneysville, South Africa. Contrary to belief, Charl Schwartzel is doing it all himself this week. Werdegang. He is good enough to have some status on South Africa’s Sunshine Tour, and he holds the family record for the best score with a 59 he posted at Houghton Country Club. Anything about golf we change straight over into English. “For me, I come from South Africa and the Masters just stands out to me so much more than any of the others. I think it becomes such a big thing that it becomes harder. Being a golfer is the other family trade. Player backs Day for Masters title. George was a better amateur than a pro, so he regained his amateur status. If Charl was playing the PGA in South Africa, he would be there every weekend.”. Schwartzel says it takes him three days to fully adjust to his new time zone when he leaves home for the U.S. and about six days after returning. “You have to be careful about flying across time zones for just one week,” he said. With Schwartzel taking up his cards on both the PGA and European tours in 2011, time spent in his new home outside Johannesburg or the bush has been limited. I’d stand there and putt. Never. The Club House . It’s entirely self-sufficient, with 15,000 acres of corn providing all the feed. It shows they’ve accepted you as a golfer and a major champion and a member of the PGA Tour.”, “I’m a modest guy,” he said. Charl Schwartzel coasts home in Joburg Open South African Charl Schwartzel cruised to a second successive European Tour victory in his home city. 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel pilots his plane, drives a tractor at his parents' farm in South Africa and talks about his Masters victory. Charl Schwartzel drives his father's tractor on his parents' farm near Deneysville, South Africa. It’s not all about the shooting. He said, ‘No, no. He actually bogeyed 17. Win. ” he competed against many of the iconic symbols in sports houses that are central to family. 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