Charl is heading The Players Championship this week, for his first event in the US since his win at the Masters. Here’s a snippet of Charl’s thoughts on the struggles that sometimes follow first time major winners;
What I’ve seen of past — Trevor (Immelman) obviously got injured and a few other guys, I think a lot of other people try and change a lot of their things. They do swing changes and they do all sorts of changes. Why? I mean, if you were good enough to win it with your game there, why not just stay with the same thing that got you there and just make that better?
I think that’s the biggest thing that guys fall into the trap with is try and become even more of a super hero, change things. And that’s not what it’s all about. So for me I’m not even going to — I’m not going to fall into that trap because I’m just going to keep working on it and improving on it.
Charl may have already proved that he’s fine by following up his Masters win by flying to Malaysia and finishing T11.
Charl played in his first Players Championship last year missing the cut with a score of 71-75, missing the cut by 4 strokes. I expect the 2011 Masters Champion to get at least a Top 25 this week.