Geoff Ogilvy hit the ball as badly as he had all week and yet managed to shoot a 3-under 69 and cruise to a three shot victory at The Australian Open at The Lakes. Listen to his full post-round press conference below (8:45).
Geoff Ogilvy talks with the press after his Australian Open victory
Alistair Presnell and Matt Jones tied for second spot and only briefly was Ogilvy looking like he might falter. Tighter pins and a north-easterly breeze set the course up much harder than the previous days but Matt Jones tried valiantly to make birdies. It all came apart on the very difficult par-3 15th.
Matt Jones played to 20 feet, and was thinking of a two shot swing when Ogilvy’s ball hit a down slope on the right hand side of the green and shot across left. A chip and snaky putt for par meant Ogilvy got out of trouble and when Jones three putted, it was all but over.
The Lakes Golf Course was the best for gallery viewing at an Australian Open for many years and the consensus was the re-design by Mike Clayton was a good one. A worthy winner and a worthy course. Both looking to regain their status and one of the best in the world.