Charl Schwartzel rose 35 places and into a share of 13th at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a Saturday round of 66 at TPC Boston.
This week’s $8-million tournament ends on Monday and is the second of four final events in the FedEx Cup, which culminates in the top 30 competing at the Tour Championship.
Schwartzel won the 2011 Masters with four straight birdies to end the final round, and showed some more of that closing magic this Saturday with an eagle at the 18th.
He was bogey-free for his second round and added two birdies on the front side, along with another at the 16th. His 21 foot putt for eagle at the 18th secured a round of 66 and moved him to six-under-par for the tournament.
Kevin Chappell led the way on 11 under par, closely followed by Paul Casey and Jimmy Walker tied for second. Brian Harman was sole fourth, while Smylie Kaufman and Dustin Johnson shared fifth place.
Schwartzel goes into the second half of the tournament with momentum, and could move within range of the leaders with a decent third round.