Schwartzel four-putts at TPC Boston, conjures images of Snedeker's pain
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Schwartzel four-putts at TPC Boston, conjures images of Snedeker’s pain

It's footage uploaded about six seconds after it happened at the Deutsche Bank Championship, but 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel took four putts to get his ball home on the last at TPC Boston on Sunday.

For the quartet of painful stabs, including a nonchalant left-handed attempt, take a look at this video.

The South African's four-putt rounded out a disappointing third round of 8-over 79, dropping him near the cutoff of the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 70 will move onto the BMW Championship next week.

It happens on Tour, really. It doesn't typically happen to a major champion, but remember when Zach Johnson had a six-putt a couple of years ago at the Valero Texas Open?

Schwartzel has company, however, in playoff history. Does anyone remember what Brandt Snedeker did on the much less controversial final green of Cog Hill in the 2009 BMW Championship?

With a spot in the Tour Championship and a berth in three majors on the line, Snedeker four-putted the last hole.

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