HUMBLE, Texas Charl Schwartzel looks like a boy as he sits there. A boy with the capability of growing a beard and winning the Masters, sure.
But he has a shy smile and a soft voice and even though he is 27 years old it is easy to imagine him as a little kid.
And that may be because, even a year after he won the Masters, this is all pretty new for him. Winning The Masters changed his life in a million ways. Some of them big. Some of them small. Like having a press conference.
"You know, it's obviously I get to do a lot of this a lot more," he told a room full of reporters.
That was Thursday, before the Shell Houston Open at Redstone Golf Club. Schwartzel, from South Africa, was not the biggest star in Houston this weekend Phil Mickelson was there but he represented one of the biggest storylines. He is living in that strange space between success and what comes next. Can he do it again at The Masters this coming weekend? Is he for real? Or is he just a little ...