As usually happens when a player largely unknown to a US audience [no offence] wins a major, the internets are abuzz today with stories on Charl Schwartzel’s background, hobbies, opinions and many possible futures, with nearly every one containing its fair share of latent skepticism (if I see on more ‘Is Charl Schwartzel a one-win wonder?’ poll…). Were an American player of a similar age and pedigree to win in the style that the South African did yesterday, we’d be hailing the arrival of a major talent.
Given that he’s been one of the European Tour’s most promising stars for years now, the 26-year-old(!) will, I suspect, very much be around for the long haul. It’s worth taking the time to get to know him.