Charl Schwartzel sticks shot from concrete path close, misses putt
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Charl Schwartzel sticks shot from concrete path close, misses putt

For mere mortals like us, the idea of trying to pick a golf ball clean off of a concrete path sounds like a trip to Broken Wrist City. For major champions like Charl Schwartzel, it looks like the best lie from which to stick his approach shot close.

Schwartzel found himself on a concrete path off the par-4 16th at Durban C.C. in the final round of the Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa. Left without a better option if he took relief from the path, Schwartzel decided to take a cut at the ball from the concrete. The result?  A shot to a handful of feet. The bad news is that he missed the birdie putt.

Schwartzel's good buddy and defending champion Louis Oosthuizen won the title on Sunday, but the 2011 Masters winner finished

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