Day and Ogilvy share 2nd in Boston

Jason DayFOUR Australians have finished in the top eight at the US PGA Tour’s $A8.2 million Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

Jason Day and Geoff Ogilvy tied for second with Englishman Luke Donald while Adam Scott was tied fifth and John Senden shared eighth.

It was a somewhat disappointing result for overnight leader Day but he was among those blown away by long-haired 33 year old American Charley Hoffman.

Hoffman, ranked 132 in the world before the event, went on a final round birdie spree, racking up 11 in a spectacular nine-under-par 62.

He came from four shots back to win by five strokes with a 22 under 262.

“It was a class act and he never looked like doing anything but winning after about three holes,” his playing partner Ogilvy, who finished with an impressive 66, said.

“It’s going to be pretty hard to beat a guy who has 11 birdies. I had the best seat in the house to watch that.”

Ogilvy will be heartened by his own form whilst Day, who was full of praise for Hoffman’s “unbelievable” round, was disappointed he had not made it a closer contest at the end.

“Overall I’m disappointed with how I played today, but I tied second, I can’t be too angry. I’m just looking forward to next week, and hopefully I can do a little bit better next week,” the rising young Australian star said.

The 22 year old improved to fourth place on the tour’s points list, with two of four FedEx Cup play-off series events completed.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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