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Geoff Charles Ogilvy (born 11 June 1977) is an Australian professional golfer. He won the 2006 U.S. Open and has also won three World Golf Championships.

Geoff Ogilvy
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Personal information
Full nameGeoff Charles Ogilvy
Born (1977-06-11) 11 June 1977 (age 41)
Adelaide, Australia
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
SpouseJuli Ogilvy
ChildrenPhoebe, Jasper, Harvey
Career
Turned professional1998
Current tour(s)PGA Tour (joined 2001)
PGA Tour of Australasia (joined 1998)
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour8
European Tour4
PGA Tour of Australasia2
Other2
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentT4: 2011
U.S. OpenWon: 2006
The Open ChampionshipT5: 2005
PGA ChampionshipT6: 2005, 2007
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
2010

Contents

Professional careerEdit

 
Geoff Ogilvy with Ian Poulter and Sergio García at the 2009 Telus World Skins Game in Lévis, Canada

Ogilvy was born in Adelaide, South Australia to an English-born father Mike and Australian born mother Judy. He turned professional in May 1998 and he won a European Tour card at that year's Qualifying school. He played on the European Tour in 1999 and 2000, finishing 65th in his first season and improving to 48th in his second. He joined the U.S. based PGA Tour in 2001, and finished in the top 100 in each of his first five seasons. His first professional tournament win came in 2005 at the PGA Tour's Chrysler Classic of Tucson. In February 2006 he beat Davis Love III in the final of the 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Ogilvy won his first major championship at the 2006 U.S. Open, becoming the first Australian to win a men's golf major since Steve Elkington at the 1995 PGA Championship. Ogilvy finished his round with a champion's flourish, making improbable pars on each of the last two holes. He holed a 30-foot chip shot at the 17th, and then got up-and-down for par at the 18th, dropping a downhill six-footer for his final stroke as all his competitors collapsed around him. Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie needed pars on the final hole to win, or bogeys to tie with Ogilvy, but they ruined their chances by producing double-bogey sixes to give Ogilvy a dramatic win. Jim Furyk needed par to force a playoff but bogeyed the final hole.

This success moved Ogilvy into the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time, at Number 8. He reached his highest placing to date on 9 July 2006 when he was ranked Number 7, and he returned to that rank in February 2007 after finishing as runner-up to Henrik Stenson while defending his title at the 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He has spent over 120 weeks in the top-10 of the rankings.[1][2]

Ogilvy won the 2008 WGC-CA Championship, his second World Golf Championship title, by one shot shooting 17-under par. It was his first PGA Tour win since the 2006 U.S. Open. In his next start at the 2008 Shell Houston Open he finished tied for 2nd moving him up to number 5 in the Official World Golf Rankings.[3] In late June 2008, he rose to 3rd in the rankings.[4] In 2009 Ogilvy continued his success at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship defeating Paul Casey. Ogilvy moved into second alone in World Golf Championship wins. This win brought him up to 4th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

In January 2010, Ogilvy won the SBS Championship, the opening event of the 2010 PGA Tour.[5]

Ogilvy won the 2014 Barracuda Championship, a tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring system, with a winning score of 49 points. It was his first victory in over 4 years.

PersonalEdit

Ogilvy and his wife Juli have three children.

Amateur wins (3)Edit

Professional wins (12)Edit

PGA Tour wins (8)Edit

Legend
Major championships (1)
World Golf Championships (3)
Other PGA Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 27 Feb 2005 Chrysler Classic of Tucson −19 (65-66-67-71=269) Playoff   Mark Calcavecchia,     Kevin Na
2 26 Feb 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 3 & 2   Davis Love III
3 18 Jun 2006 U.S. Open +5 (71-70-72-72=285) 1 stroke   Jim Furyk,   Phil Mickelson,
  Colin Montgomerie
4 24 Mar 2008 WGC-CA Championship −17 (65-67-68-71=271) 1 stroke   Jim Furyk,   Retief Goosen,
  Vijay Singh
5 11 Jan 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship −24 (67-68-65-68=268) 6 strokes   Anthony Kim,   Davis Love III
6 1 Mar 2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (2) 4 & 3   Paul Casey
7 10 Jan 2010 SBS Championship (2) −22 (69-66-68-67=270) 1 stroke   Rory Sabbatini
8 3 Aug 2014 Barracuda Championship 49 points (16-7-12-14=49) 5 points   Justin Hicks

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2005 Chrysler Classic of Tucson   Mark Calcavecchia,     Kevin Na Won with birdie on second extra hole
Calcavecchia eliminated with par on first hole

European Tour wins (4)Edit

Legend
Major championships (1)
World Golf Championships (3)
Other European Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 Feb 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 3 & 2   Davis Love III
2 18 Jun 2006 U.S. Open +5 (71-70-72-72=285) 1 stroke   Jim Furyk,   Phil Mickelson,
  Colin Montgomerie
3 23 Mar 2008 WGC-CA Championship −17 (65-67-68-71=271) 1 stroke   Jim Furyk,   Retief Goosen,
  Vijay Singh
4 1 Mar 2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (2) 4 & 3   Paul Casey

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)Edit

Other wins (2)Edit

Major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
2006 U.S. Open 2 shot deficit +5 (71-70-72-72=285) 1 stroke   Phil Mickelson,   Colin Montgomerie,   Jim Furyk

Results timelineEdit

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T16 T24 T39 T15
U.S. Open CUT T28 1 T42 T9 T47
The Open Championship CUT CUT T5 T16 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T27 T24 T6 T9 T6 T31 T43
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament T26 T4 T19 48
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T32 CUT T18 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T9 T44 T40
PGA Championship CUT CUT T11 CUT T46 CUT
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 8
U.S. Open 1 0 0 1 2 3 13 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 3 12 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 3 5 13 9
Totals 1 0 0 3 8 16 46 29
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2003 PGA – 2007 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2005 Open Championship – 2005 PGA)

World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Wins (3)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship n/a 3 & 2   Davis Love III
2008 WGC-CA Championship 4 strokes −17 (65-67-68-71=271) 1 stroke   Jim Furyk,   Retief Goosen,   Vijay Singh
2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (2) n/a 4 & 3   Paul Casey

Results timelineEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Cadillac Championship T3 1 T40 T45 T49 T55 T47 61
Cadillac Match Play Championship 1 2 R64 1 R32 R16 R64
Bridgestone Invitational T41 T36 T51 T68 T22 T22 T37 T24
HSBC Champions T10 T56 T51
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

PGA Tour career summaryEdit

Year Wins (Majors) Earnings (US$) Rank
2001 0 525,338 95
2002 0 957,184 64
2003 0 1,477,246 45
2004 0 1,236,910 61
2005 1 1,931,676 33
2006 2 (1) 4,354,969 5
2007 0 2,943,203 14
2008 1 2,880,099 15
2009 2 3,866,270 8
2010 1 2,393,045 29
2011 0 1,916,994 43
2012 0 1,255,223 71
2013 0 892,920 93
2014 1 1,809,632 54
2015 0 653,925 139
2016 0 397,595 167
2017 0 867,249 114
2018 0 93,947 211
Career* 8 (1) 30,453,426 30

* Complete through the 2018 season.

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

EquipmentEdit

Ogilvy's current equipment effective as of the 2011 season.

  • Driver: Titleist 910D3 driver | 8.5° |setting A-3 Aldila RIP 80 gram stiff shaft
  • 3 Wood: Titleist 910 F | 15 degrees | Fujikura Sapphire X
  • 5 Wood: Titleist 910 F | 19 degrees | Fujikura Sapphire X
  • Irons: Titleist MB | 3–9 | FST KBS Tour stiff flex 120 gram
  • Pitching Wedge: Vokey Design Spin Milled CC | 50° | True Temper Dynamic Gold
  • Sand Wedge: Vokey Design Spin Milled CC | 54° | True Temper Dynamic Gold
  • Lob Wedge: Vokey Design TVD | 58° | True Temper Dynamic Gold
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron (Newport) prototype
  • Ball: Titleist Pro V1
  • Ball Mark: Black line and Red line across the "Pro V1"
  • Glove: FootJoy StaSof
  • Bag: Titleist Tour

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 69 Players Who Have Reached The Top-10 In World Ranking
  2. ^ "Players who have reached the Top Ten in the Official World Golf Ranking since 1986". European Tour Official Guide 09 (PDF) (38th ed.). PGA European Tour. 2009. p. 558. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  3. ^ Week 14 – Johnson Wagner Wins the Shell Houston Open and Climbs to World Number 124 Archived 26 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Official World Golf Rankings – Week 26, 2008
  5. ^ "Geoff Ogilvy wins in Hawaii as Martin Laird impresses". BBC Sport. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010.

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