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Geoff Ogilvy

  • Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Residence: Melbourne, Australia; Scottsdale, AZ
  • Birth Date: June 11, 1977
  • height: 6-2
  • Turned Pro: 1998

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PGA TOUR Victories

(6) 2005,Chrysler Classic of Tucson. 2006,World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, U.S. Open Championship. 2008,World Golf Championships-CA Championship. 2009,Mercedes-Benz Championship, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

International Victories

(1): 2008 Australian PGA [Aus].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$3,420,882 (6)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

1-- Mercedes-Benz Championship, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. T6-- Shell Houston Open. T10-- the Memorial Tournament.

PGA TOUR Best Round

63 at Round 3, the Memorial Tournament.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Rallied from a poor final-round start to win the Mercedes-Benz Championship by six strokes, finishing at 24-under-par 268. Led wire to wire for his fifth PGA TOUR title. Led by six entering the final round, but made four bogeys on the front nine and the lead fell to one stroke over Anthony Kim through eight holes. Responded with an eagle on the par-5 ninth and then birdied five of the next six holes to cruise to the victory. Kim and Davis Love III finished tied for second. Became the eighth consecutive international player to win at Kapalua. No other PGA TOUR event has gone that long without an American winner...Became the first multiple winner of the season when he defeated fellow Scottsdale resident Paul Casey, 4 and 3, to win the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for the second time (2006), joining Tiger Woods as the only multiple winners of this event. Was 12-under and bogey-free when the match concluded at the 33rd hole. He is the only Australian to ever reach the final, a feat he has acheived three times in four years...Final-round 75 dropped him from six-way tie after 54 holes to a T6 finish at Shell Houston Open. Recorded 22 birdies for the week, including seven in an eight-hole stretch during the second round (holes 11-18).

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Chrysler Classic of Tucson, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, U.S. Open Championship, World Golf Championships-CA Championship, Mercedes-Benz Championship, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Career Highlights

2008: A World Golf Championships victory highlighted his eighth season on the PGA TOUR. Finished the season No. 32 on the FedExCup points list...After missing the cut in his first three stroke-play events, finished T10 at the PODS Championship with an even-par 284 total...Parred the final nine holes at Doral in a Monday morning finish to win the World Golf Championships-CA Championship by one stroke over Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and Jim Furyk and two over Tiger Woods, whose streak of victories in five consecutive PGA TOUR starts ended. Held at least a share of the lead after every round. When officials suspended play Sunday night because of darkness following storms during the day, he held a one-stroke lead with nine holes remaining. Made pars on the remaining holes, including a chip-in from the greenside rough on the par-3 13th hole, to finish at 17-under par 271. For the week, went the first 61 holes without a bogey before making a 5 on the par-4 seventh hole during Sunday's final round, his only bogey of the week. Victory was the fourth of his PGA TOUR career and his second World Golf Championships title after winning the 2006 Accenture Match Play Championship...Came back in his next start with a runner-up finish, the sixth of his career, at the Shell Houston Open. Birdied the final hole to move into a share of second place with Chad Campbell, finishing two strokes behind champion Johnson Wagner...Continued his solid play in Texas at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. In his first trip to Colonial Country Club since 2005, posted a second-round, 6-under-par 64 on the way to a T7...The 2006 U.S. Open champion finished T9 at Torrey Pines for his sixth top-10 in a major championship out of his then-18 career starts...Claimed a two-stroke victory over Matthew Goggin at the Australian PGA in December. 2007: Solid year saw him match his career best with seven top-10s and earn a berth on the International Presidents Cup team...Runner-up to Henrik Stenson at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing 2 and 1 in the 36-hole championship match. Beat Chad Campbell in the semifinals 3 and 2 for his 11th consecutive match win in this event. He is the second player to reach the final the year after winning the tournament, with Tiger Woods winning in 2003 and 2004...Finished T3 at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship at Doral Golf Resort and Spa...Recorded his fifth top-10 in a major championship in his last 10 appearances with a T6 at the PGA Championship. Final-round 69 featured one birdie and 17 pars...Qualified for his first Presidents Cup...One of two rookies on the International Team at the Presidents Cup and played in all five sessions, compiling a 2-3-0 record. Teamed with fellow Aussie Nick O'Hern to beat Stewart Cink and Lucas Glover in the Four-Ball matches and then defeated Steve Stricker 1-up in the Sunday Singles. 2006: Won twice, including his first major championship, and earned more than $4 million for the first time in his career...Collected his second TOUR victory in first career start at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Ranked No. 52 in the 64-player field, earned a career-best $1.3 million in defeating Davis Love III 4 and 3 in the 36-hole Championship Match. First four matches went to extra holes, including a third-round match that featured a 4-down (with four to play) rally against Mike Weir. Topped Weir with an eagle-3 on the 21st hole. Played a tournament-record 129 holes for the week...Two weeks later, finished solo second at The Honda Classic, two strokes behind champion Luke Donald. Posted three eagles and one double eagle on the week and surpassed $2 million in season earnings...Playing in only his third U.S. Open and his 10th major championship, won the 106th U.S. Open at Winged Foot GC, posting rounds of 71-70-72-72-285. Entered the final round one shot off the lead of Phil Mickelson and Kenneth Ferrie. Chipped in for par on No. 17 and managed an up-and-down par on No. 18 to finish at 5-over. Colin Montgomerie suffered a double bogey on the 72nd hole to fall to 6-over-par. In the final pairing, nursing a one-stroke lead. Mickelson double-bogeyed the 72nd hole to fall to 6-over. The result was Ogilvy's first major title, the second Australian (David Graham, 1981) to win the U.S. Open. The 5-over 285 total was the high 72-hole total on TOUR in 2006 and the first time since Paul Lawrie captured the 1999 British Open (6-over) that a TOUR tournament was won with an over-par score...Named Player of the Month in June...Finished the majors with a T9 at the PGA. Did not finish lower than T16 (Masters, British Open) in any of the four majors...Ended the season making eight consecutive cuts, including a T19 in his first TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. 2005: Captured first career TOUR victory in his 108th career start on TOUR at age 27 years, 8 months and 16 days at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. Posted rounds of 65-66-67-71-269 and went on to defeat Kevin Na and Mark Calcavecchia in a sudden-death playoff. Calcavecchia was eliminated on the first hole and Ogilvy converted a birdie-4 on the second playoff hole for the win. Became the fifth first-time winner in Tucson in last six years and won $540,000...Recorded his first top-10 in a major with his T5 finish at the British Open at St. Andrews...Posted back-to-back top-10s in major championships for the first time in his career with his T6 finish at the PGA Championship. 2004: Recorded career-high 14 top-25s, including a season-best T5 at the Cialis Western Open, where he trailed by one after 36 and 54 holes and finished four back of winner Stephen Ames...Led the TOUR in All-Around Ranking (276) and shared the title for Total Eagles with Vijay Singh after recording a career-high 17. 2003: Earned more than $1 million for the first time in his career...Aided by final-round 65, tied career-best finish with T2 at Buick Open, two strokes behind champion Jim Furyk. 2002: Slow start to the season until May when he recorded his second career T2 finish on the PGA TOUR at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans...Was one out of the lead through 54 holes at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill after third-round 66. Closing round of 70 gave him a solo fourth. 2001: Had a successful rookie campaign on the PGA TOUR, with two top-five finishes and earnings of $525,338...Part of a six-man first-round lead at Touchstone Energy Tucson Open after a 67. Finished T3 in first PGA TOUR start...Earned second top-10 in fifth start, T2 at Honda Classic. Opened with 65 for share of first-round lead. 2000: Joined Ben Ferguson and Stephen Allan as three Australians who survived PGA TOUR Qualifying School...Played on the Australasian, European and Southern African Tours...Four top-10s rocketed to him to fifth on PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit in second season...Finished second behind Tiger Woods in Johnnie Walker Classic. 1999: Qualified to play in the British Open, his only PGA TOUR experience...Australian Rookie of the Year...Finished second place in the Johnnie Walker Classic behind Michael Campbell. 1998: Gained card at first attempt on the European Tour and Australasian Tour. Amateur: Played full-time amateur golf before turning pro...Visited the UK with some success, finishing runner-up in the 1997 Barbazon Trophy and reaching the last eight of the 1998 British Amateur at Muirfield...Won 1997 Lake Macquarie Amateur.

Personal

Was given a cut-down club by his dad at age 7 and progressed to a scratch handicap by age 16...Talented junior athlete in many sports, winning numerous athletics medals at state and national level...Interested in history of golf.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0

National Teams

The Presidents Cup (1), 2007.

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