Geoff Ogilvy Wins Mercedes Championship
The Mercedes Championship came to a stunning conclusion in Kapalua Hawaii on Sunday. Geoff Ogilvy went into the final round with a comfortable six-shot lead after playing some of his best career golf. The hard charging Anthony Kim managed to cut Ogilvy’s lead to within one shot after eight holes of play.
Ogilvy, who had a wire to wire win stated “It’s an uncomfortable feeling knowing you’re six shots out in front and you’re almost back to tied.”
Ogilvy managed to make a bogey on the eighth hole at the Plantation Course, which was his fourth in that stretch, and suddenly his big lead was reduced to one single shot. Any frustration he may have felt was quickly erased once he reached the par-5 ninth hole in two and drained a 20-foot eagle putt that increased his lead back to three over Kim. After that he was on fire, making birdies on five of the next six to seal his fifth PGA win.
“Since I walked off the ninth green I felt actually the best I did all week,” he said “All of the sudden, a switch flicked.”
Ogilvy has won more than $17 million finishing in the top ten 40 times since joining the TOUR in 2001. Not making his presence known on leaderboards as often as he would like though, separates him from the likes of Tiger Woods or Vijay Singhs of the world. Don’t think for a minute though that Ogilvy doesn’t think he can take the next step.