GREAT to see Geoff Ogilvy is back in from the cold with his first win on the US PGA Tour since January 2010.
Ogilvy was displaying all the form that took him to seven previous victories – including the 2006 US Open – in winning the 2014 Barracuda Championship in Nevada.
The 37 year old Victorian native won the event, the tour’s only modified stableford tournament, by five points.
The win catapults Ogilvy into the US PGA field this week at the Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky and also into the lucrative FedEx Cup playoff series later this month.
Ogilvy has only had two previous top ten finishes since 2012 and despite his obvious talent just couldn’t seem to score when it mattered and was slipping further and further down the world rankings.
“Obviously, it feels like it’s been a long time coming,” Ogilvy said. “Feels like a long time ago, Maui in 2010. It’s been a bit rough the past few years. I was playing really well most of year this year. Just didn’t make any putts, which was kind of the story for the last two or three years, which is usually the story when you ask a pro why isn’t he shooting good scores.”
He now becomes the sixth Aussie golfer to win on the US PGA Tour this year and brings to seven the local contingent at Valhalla this week, including (sadly) new world No.2 Adam Scott, Jason Day, John Senden, Matt Jones, Steven Bowditch and the very in form Marc Leishman.