After Masters win, Schwartzel takes to Twitter

Charl Schwartzel smiles on the 18th green after winning the 2011 Masters.

Looking for a way to pick up more Twitter followers? Here’s one suggestion: Win the Masters.

Charl Schwartzel started his official Twitter account (@charlschwartzel) shortly after Sunday’s two-shot victory, and as of 4:30 p.m. Monday had already racked up more than 6,500 followers. He also was a trending topic worldwide after his win – undoubtedly the first time the 26-year-old South African has been able to make that claim. (Trending topics are the 10 most-talked-about items on Twitter at a given time.)

In less than 24 hours, Schwartzel already has passed 2011 PGA Tour winners D.A. Points (5,053 followers) and Gary Woodland (5,455), and he is well on his way to passing Tour winners Henrik Stenson (6,744) and Ben Crane (7,900).

In his bio, Schwartzel claims to “love green jackets, South Africa and Nike drivers.”

Even if he goes winless after claiming the green jacket, Schwartzel can take solace in the fact that countryman and fellow Masters winner Trevor Immelman has 30,669 followers.

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