Charl Schwartzel looking forward to first event in eight months after wrist injury
As he contributes after eight weeks from action this week to golf charl Schwartzel is maintaining his expectations realistic.
Schwartzel hasn’t played since lost back-to-back cuts in RBC Heritage and the Masters in April and was forced to take an elongated break.
The South African acknowledges he has not fully recovered from the problem as he prepares to liven in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek, a place where he has enjoyed outstanding success with four victories and four finishes.
However, concedes he is just happy to be back into competition and his chances of a fifth win at the event are unlikely.
“I have not played for eight weeks, but if I was going to make a comeback, it was likely to be the best spot for me to begin,” Schwartzel told the European Seminar.
“I am not 100 per cent, as I’d wish to be, however I had a couple of great weeks practising in America, so that I thought I would return. For me to be able walk and to play on the fairways and compete – that will be a triumph.
“My hand was really sore on Thursday and that I didn’t think I’d tee it up this week, but then on Sunday when I was here, it was very manageable.
“It fluctuates. It is a nerve, and once it has entrapped too much, my stopping’s likelihood will be quite large. However, if I can keep it moving, I will hold on.
“Following this, I Would like to play in the South African Open in January then I Wish to play with Abu Dhabi and Dubai then head over back to America ahead of the Experts.”