After the amateur career at junior level he was already with 18 years of professional golfer and qualified in the same year for the European Tour. Easily survived the second youngest South African golfer on this tournament series since Dale Hayes, the first two seasons. He won the Dunhill Championship, one of the premier tournaments in South Africa, which included both the European Tour for the 2005 season, as well as for the Sunshine Tour 2004/ 5 End 2004. This Schwartzel won the money list at the same time the South African tournament series and reached the European Tour Order of Merit in 2005 the 52nd - remarkable for a 21 -year-old. Also 2005/6 he won the Sunshine Tour standings and by his victory in the Vodacom Tour Championship Schwartzel rose for the first time into the top 100 of the World Golf Rankings. 2006 Schwartzel reached the 18th place his best finish so far in the European money list and then he won the overall title of the Sunshine Tour for the third time in a row. In 2010 he was eighth in the Race to Dubai and won the annual ranking of the Sunshine Tour for the fourth time.
By far the biggest success of his career by winning the celebrated Schwartzel The Masters 2011.
- 2004 Dunhill Championship ( European Tour for the 2005 season and Sunshine Tour )
- 2006 Vodacom Tour Championship ( Sunshine Tour )
- 2007 Open de España ( European Tour )
- 2008 Madrid Masters ( European Tour )
- 2010 Africa Open, Joburg Open ( both European Tour and Sunshine Tour )
- 2011 Joburg Open (European and Sunshine Tour ), The Masters Tournament
- 2012 Thailand Golf Championship ( Asian Tour ), Alfred Dunhill Championship ( European Tour in 2013 and Sunshine Tour )
- 2013 Nanshan China Masters ( OneAsia Tour ), Alfred Dunhill Championship ( European Tour in 2014 and Sunshine Tour )
Results in Major Championships
DNP = did not participate CUT = cut failed "T " shared placement Green background for wins Yellow background for top 10
Participation in team competitions
- World Cup ( South Africa ): 2011
- Presidents Cup ( for the international team ): 2011, 2013