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|Schwartzel's Father Resists Urge to Ignore Masters
|JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It was nearly 1 a.m. in South Africa when Charl Schwartzel sealed his first major title with a birdie on the last hole at the Masters.
Back home on the family farm, Charl's father George watched every moment.
That's a big change for a man who describes himself as ``a nervous wreck'' every time his son plays, and who has previously gone to sleep to avoid tension.
The elder Schwartzel took a sleeping pill and went to bed when Charl finished second at the WGC-Cadillac Championship last year. At the 2005 Alfred Dunhill Championship, he napped under a tree on the course, and missed Charl's first European Tour title.
This time Dad was wide awake, telling The Associated Press on Monday: ``We watched it all.''
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