Ogilvy wins in Hawaii

A stumble, a stutter and a six shot lead became just one. Memories of other six shot lead failures were beginning to come to mind but an eagle and a whole glut of birdies coming home saw Geoff Ogilvy win the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii by, yes, six shots!

Young gun Anthony Kim, Sean O’Hair, and veteran Davis Love III provided enough great golf to make it interesting when Geoff Ogilvy faltered by bogeying the the 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th holes before steadying the round with a fine eagle on the 9th.

Ogilvy put together his round of 68 with 4 bogeys, 7 birdies and 1 eagle and showed some real grit and determination to turn the day around and win so easily. Even bigger things to come this year I think. Potentially the major playoff tussle with Mathew Goggin I’m hoping for!

Aussie Golfer followed much of this event online at the PGA Tour website. They have a play-by-play option for each player among other things and noticed this little snippet describing Anthony Kim’s drive on the 15th:

Play by Play for the Par 5, 555 yards 15th Hole
Shot 1 292 yds to native area, 285 yds to hole

292 yds to native area?! Is that a euphemism for bad drive into deep, heavy rough?! I’m going to use this when someone mentions I just hit a bad drive. No, no, I just hit it to a native area.

One thought on “Ogilvy wins in Hawaii

  • January 12, 2009 at 20:42
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    Great start to 2009 for Ogilvy. Its about time we refer to him as Australia’s leading golfer, rather than Adam Scott. Ogilvy has one major already, plus performs better in Majors on average and plays in Australia.

    Im going to use ‘Native Area’ too, rather than dud slice into rough, fade into native area sounds much better

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