Geoff Ogilvy has been billed as the next face of the PGA Tour. During the absence of Tiger Woods,Ogilvy has claimed the number one spot is up for grabs. He’s made a great start to track down that spot by winning the SBS Championship at Kapalua by one shot.
It is the second year running Ogilvy has won this event, the first person to do so since Stuart Appleby won three years in a row from 2004 – 2006. His win this year was a lot more difficult than in 2009 having to come from behind after Rory Sabbatini went on a birdie-fest and fired a 10-under 63.
Ogilvy is no longer is sponsored by Puma and has changed clubs from Cobra for Titleist. His golf in Australia wasn’t great by his standards but he has hit the ground running once again.
Australian golfers never really get that much time away from golf as the home circuit begins after the PGA Tour ends. In combination with the sort of weather conditions Hawaii gets most of the year, it plays into Australian hands. Expect more good performances over the coming weeks.
We will now see if Geoff Ogilvy has what it takes to be one of the greats. His 2009 season trailed off considerably after his roaring start. Maybe come 2011 we will see Ogilvy as the face of the PGA Tour and as the world’s number one golfer.