Charl Schwartzel, winner of the 2011 Masters, shot 5 under Centurion Golf Club on Thursday

Charl Schwartzel started slowly but slowly crept up to the front board, eventually finishing the day with one stroke to his fellow man Hennie Du Plessis.

Phil Mickelson was the most consistent of the two golfers

He had a few stray drives and did not cry over his putter early, but as the day progressed,

Mickelson played better and better. Thus, he is only four times left and is one of nine under-touring tourists

Johnson is so, and while writing the same points as Mickelson

he was a little consistent. His driver was beaten or missed that day and was shot several times in disarray.

He struggled to get below the threshold late and is in a state of running upside down on the board of directors on Friday and Saturday.