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Schwartzel happy with underdog tag

Schwartzel happy with underdog tag

Boasting a record in this year's majors that's the envy of most of his peers, Masters champion Charl Schwartzel should be regarded as one of the favorites for the British Open.
The 26-year-old South African possesses a decent background in links golf and has enjoyed three weeks of ideal preparation in dry, windy conditions back in his homeland for the year's third major, which starts Thursday.
However, he is as long as 50-1 by some British bookmakers to win at Royal St. George's and continue his impressive run of results in 2011, which includes a joint-ninth finish at last month's U.S. Open.
Not that he's bothered.
Schwartzel says "in a way, I've always liked playing the underdog and then surprising people."


Updated : 2021-02-26 03:39 GMT+08:00