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Charl Schwartzel not taking victory for granted despite taking 10-shot lead at Alfred Dunhill Championship

Last Updated: 15/12/12 4:22pm

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Charl Schwartzel: Focused on job in hand

Charl Schwartzel: Focused on job in hand

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Charl Schwartzel insisted he was not taking victory for granted despite opening up a 10-shot lead after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

The South African blitzed the Leopard Creek layout for 10 birdies in a sparkling 64 that makes him an overwhelming favourite to land his second consecutive victory.

But when asked if victory was a certainty, he said: "As a golfer you don't like to think like that.

"It's a nice comfort and I'd rather be 10 ahead than nine ahead. Whatever lead you can build is great. We've all see what can happen in this game. I don't want to think about it."

The 2010 Masters champion, a runaway 11-shot winner in Thailand last week, also believes he needs to improve his accuracy with the driver after being forced to turn to his three-wood on several tees.

"I don't think I'm hitting my driver very well but I'm hitting my three-wood well," he added. "I seem to go for that and I'm hitting it really long, so it's working out for me. Once I get into position then my iron play is good.

"Probably the biggest thing of all is that I'm converting the putts.

"You don't need you're A-game to score well. There's a big difference between flushing the golf ball and scoring. I'm not flushing it, but I'm scoring well.

"When you flush it you feel a lot less pressure. When you're not hitting it well it doesn't mean that you're going to score worse, you've just got to work so much harder to get the ball down in play."

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