Posted November 28, 2012 on AP on Fox

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 05: Charl Schwartzel of South Africa during the second round the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 5, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Charl Schwartzel still isn't sure how he did it. The intercostal muscle he tore at the U.S. Open wiped out most of his season in 2012. Schwartzel has been playing pain-free for only the last month and a half after the injury contributed to problems with his swing. But signs are there that he's nearly back to his best and maybe ready to challenge two-time defending champion Lee Westwood at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City this week. Schwartzel says on Wednesday his game is ''definitely on the way up.'' A tie for third at the World Tour Championship in Dubai last weekend fed his growing confidence. Westwood, however, won a second straight Nedbank title last year with a third-round 62 and has been untouchable recently at Gary Player Country Club.
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