Geoff Ogilvy

Geoff Ogilvy
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Personal information
Full nameGeoff Charles Ogilvy
Born (1977-06-11) 11 June 1977 (age 42)
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
Highest ranking3 (29 June 2008)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour8
European Tour4
PGA Tour of Australasia2
Other2
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentT4: 2011
PGA ChampionshipT6: 2005, 2007
U.S. OpenWon: 2006
The Open ChampionshipT5: 2005
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
2010

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.

Professional career

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.[2][3]

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.[4] In late June 2008, he rose to 3rd in the rankings.[5] 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.[6]

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.

Personal

Ogilvy and his wife Juli have three children.

Amateur wins (3)

Professional wins (12)

PGA Tour wins (8)

Legend
Major championships (1)
World Golf Championships (3)
Other PGA Tour (4)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
127 Feb 2005Chrysler Classic of Tucson−19 (65-66-67-71=269)PlayoffUnited States Mark Calcavecchia, United States Kevin Na
226 Feb 2006WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship3 & 2United States Davis Love III
318 Jun 2006U.S. Open+5 (71-70-72-72=285)1 strokeUnited States Jim Furyk, United States Phil Mickelson,
Scotland Colin Montgomerie
424 Mar 2008WGC-CA Championship−17 (65-67-68-71=271)1 strokeUnited States Jim Furyk, South Africa Retief Goosen,
Fiji Vijay Singh
511 Jan 2009Mercedes-Benz Championship−24 (67-68-65-68=268)6 strokesUnited States Anthony Kim, United States Davis Love III
61 Mar 2009WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (2)4 & 3England Paul Casey
710 Jan 2010SBS Championship (2)−22 (69-66-68-67=270)1 strokeSouth Africa Rory Sabbatini
83 Aug 2014Barracuda Championship49 points (16-7-12-14=49)5 pointsUnited States Justin Hicks

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentsResult
12005Chrysler Classic of TucsonUnited States Mark Calcavecchia, United States Kevin NaWon with birdie on second extra hole
Calcavecchia eliminated with par on first hole

European Tour wins (4)

Legend
Major championships (1)
World Golf Championships (3)
Other European Tour (0)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
126 Feb 2006WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship3 & 2United States Davis Love III
218 Jun 2006U.S. Open+5 (71-70-72-72=285)1 strokeUnited States Jim Furyk, United States Phil Mickelson,
Scotland Colin Montgomerie
323 Mar 2008WGC-CA Championship−17 (65-67-68-71=271)1 strokeUnited States Jim Furyk, South Africa Retief Goosen,
Fiji Vijay Singh
41 Mar 2009WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (2)4 & 3England Paul Casey

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
17 Dec 2008Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship−14 (67-71-67-69=274)2 strokesAustralia Mathew Goggin
25 Dec 2010Australian Open1−19 (68-65-67-69=269)4 strokesAustralia Matt Jones, Australia Alistair Presnell

1Co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
12010Australian PGA ChampionshipAustralia Peter SeniorLost to par on second extra hole

Other wins (2)

Major championships

Wins (1)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunners-up
2006U.S. Open2 shot deficit+5 (71-70-72-72=285)1 strokeUnited States Phil Mickelson, Scotland Colin Montgomerie, United States Jim Furyk

Results timeline

Tournament19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Masters TournamentT16T24T39T15
U.S. OpenCUTT281T42T9T47
The Open ChampionshipCUTCUTT5T16CUTCUTCUT
PGA ChampionshipT27T24T6T9T6T31T43
Tournament2010201120122013201420152016
Masters TournamentT26T4T1948
U.S. OpenCUTCUTCUTT32CUTT18CUT
The Open ChampionshipCUTCUTT9T44T40
PGA ChampionshipCUTCUTT11CUTT46CUT
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament00011588
U.S. Open100123137
The Open Championship000123125
PGA Championship000035139
Totals10038164629
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2003 PGA – 2007 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2005 Open Championship – 2005 PGA)

World Golf Championships

Wins (3)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner(s)-up
2006WGC-Accenture Match Play Championshipn/a3 & 2United States Davis Love III
2008WGC-CA Championship4 strokes−17 (65-67-68-71=271)1 strokeUnited States Jim Furyk, South Africa Retief Goosen, Fiji Vijay Singh
2009WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (2)n/a4 & 3England Paul Casey

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament20052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Cadillac ChampionshipT31T40T45T49T55T4761
Cadillac Match Play Championship12R641R32R16R64
Bridgestone InvitationalT41T36T51T68T22T22T37T24
HSBC ChampionsT10T56T51
  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 summary

YearWins (Majors)Earnings (US$)Rank
20010525,33895
20020957,18464
200301,477,24645
200401,236,91061
200511,931,67633
20062 (1)4,354,9695
200702,943,20314
200812,880,09915
200923,866,2708
201012,393,04529
201101,916,99443
201201,255,22371
20130892,92093
201411,809,63254
20150653,925139
20160397,595167
20170867,249114
2018093,947211
Career*8 (1)30,453,42630

* Complete through the 2018 season.

Team appearances

Amateur

Professional

Equipment

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 also

References

  1. ^ "Week 26 2008 Ending 29 Jun 2008" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ 69 Players Who Have Reached The Top-10 In World Ranking
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Week 14 – Johnson Wagner Wins the Shell Houston Open and Climbs to World Number 124 Archived 26 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Official World Golf Rankings – Week 26, 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Geoff Ogilvy wins in Hawaii as Martin Laird impresses". BBC Sport. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010.

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