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Preview to Chef Schwartzel according to his pre-Master's banquet plans
Defending Master's champion, Charl Schwartzel has spent the majority of this year flying under the radar, taking part in just a handful of PGA and European Tour events. For the most part, his limited play has brought him a fair amount of success.
Prior to being cut from his last two PGA events, Schwartzel had seen success in both PGA and European Tour events. He finished tied at fifth after shooting a seven-under at the Honda Classic and tied for fourth at the WGC-Cadillac Championships where he shot 13 under. He found similar success on the European Tour where he finished fifth at the Volvo Golf Championships where he shot a 10-under back in January.
If Schwartzel did it once, he can do it again. Some may say it was a fluke considering that he won on four straight birdies late in the final round last year but one does not just walk onto Augusta National and pull that kind of performance out of nowhere, it takes skill.
That being said, Schwartzel will have to be on top of his game to come away with the repeat but it is a real possibility, for sure.
On a side note, Schwartzel will be making Master's history come Green Jacket or not. The annual Champion's Dinner, held the Tuesday before the tournament starts, will be hosted by Schwartzel due to his defending champion status. Schwartzel will be taking it upon himself to transform the traditional sit down dinner into an all-out South American "braai", or barbecue.
Guests will be able to pick their out their own meat from a selection arranged by Schwartzel himself and if this isn't enough, the guests will than be able to cook their own meat to their liking.
"I've thought about keeping it very relaxed," Schwartzel told The Telegraph, a UK newspaper "standing around and cooking. I think everyone must be able to enjoy it."