12 Apr 2011

Masters Champion on verge of top-10 ranking

5:23 pm on 12 April 2011

The new Masters golf champion Charl Schwartzel has improved 18 places to 11th in the world rankings after his brilliant win at Augusta.

Inspired by the British Open win last year by one of his best mates, Louis Oosthuizen, Schwartzel birdied the last four holes on Monday to win by two strokes.

Schwartzel turned pro at the age of 18 nine years ago, and his caddie believes he's slipped under the radar on his rise to the top because he's a quieter guy.