The looks of Els, Schwartzel at Doral

Charl Schwartzel (left) and Ernie Els during the final round at the CA Championship.
Charl Schwartzel (left) and Ernie Els during the final round at the CA Championship. ( Associated Press )

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The CA Championship was an epic feat for Ernie Els. But it was also a coming out party for Charles Schwartzel. Not many people had heard of this dashing, young South African, but they sure have now! And we can get used to seeing him a whole lot more now that he has qualified for the Masters.

It was sure fun watching Els and Schwartzel battle down the stretch at Doral.

The most amusing part about this story is Schwartzel was a guest at the Els residence. And although they may have been sharing the same company and dinner menu, it was quite clear that they didn’t share a wardrobe.

Their clothing choices were on the opposite ends of the style spectrum, but still horrendous choices. Schwartzel gets a bit of credit for the signature head-to-toe Gary Player black look. But was the open shirt necessary? It looked like Chewbacca finally decided to pick up the game. The visor didn’t work either. I liked the basic choice, Schwartzel should try another button or two in the future. Especially at Augusta!

Then there was Ernie. I don’t have a lot to say about his outfits – ever. There really isn’t much to say anymore. He was again wearing the ever-so dreaded pleated pants, the standard flat brimmed baseball cap and the over-sized polo. Other than that he looked as cute as ever. Ernie can usually do no wrong in my eyes. Just spiff it up a little, would you?