Ogilvy running hot in 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs

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GEOFF OGILVY was languishing in 100th spot going into the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston but he exited the event well in contention for the US $10 million FedEx Cup bonus.

After closing with two hot bogey-free rounds of 65 Ogilvy ended up tied for second place behind American winner Chris Kirk and jumped to 24th in the FedEx rankings.

That sees the 37 year old Victorian well inside the 70 golfer field at the third of the four US PGA Tour final series this week, the BMW Championship at the Cherry Hill Country Club in Colorado.

Just a fortnight after winning his first tournament in the US in four years, the 2006 US Open winner was obviously delighted with his form, particularly his putting.

“They started going in from the 10th hole [in the third round], so the last 27 holes have been a lot of fun,” he said.

Kirk (66) finished on 15-under with Ogilvy (65) tied second on 13-under with Americans Russell Henley (70) and Billy Horschel (69).

Aussies joining Ogilvy in the top ten were John Senden (66), who tied 5th along with a fast-finishing Rory McIlroy (70), and Jason Day (71), who was again let down by his back nine but still finished on 10-under tied for 7th.

Adam Scott was another on the improve. After opening the tournament with a 2-over 73, he closed with rounds of 68, 68, 67 to finish on 8-under tied for 16th.

So eight Aussies will go through to the third round of the playoffs this week, led by Day (ranked ranked 7th) there’ll be Scott (16th), Senden (19th) and Ogilvy (24th), Stuart Appleby (26th), Steven Bowditch (45th), Marc Leishman (47th) and Matt Jones (67th), who snuck in despite missing the cut.

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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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