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.