Tag Archives: Geoff Ogilvy

Jun
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

 

All week there was chatter about the poor condition of the greens at Chambers Bay. The pros expected better, especially at a U.S. Open, one of the four major championships in golf.

I learned in 2010 at the first U.S. Open I covered that talking to players on Sunday after they’re finished enduring what’s deemed as the toughest test of golf  is one of the most amusing days of the year — because they tend to vent and rant. However, this time around, there was plenty of complaints about the greens throughout the week. 

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Sep
1
2014

 

Geoff Ogilvy narrowly slipped into the field at the Deutsche Bank Championship, but he took advantage of the opportunity with a T2 finish alongside Russell Henley and Bill Horschel, the latter of which also kept his playoff hopes alive by moving inside the cutoff for the BMW Championship.

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Aug
15
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Ever wonder what the strategy is to play the reachable-in-two par-5 18th at Valhalla? Look no further! I caught up with Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Geoff Ogilvy during their practice rounds to inquire about their approach to the exciting finishing hole. I also spoke with Adam Scott and Jim Furyk to gather their thoughts. 

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Dec
4
2013
Ogilvy: Stop being so sensitive, Tiger!

Ogilvy: Stop being so sensitive, Tiger!

I’ve always liked Geoff Ogilvy. I don’t know him very well. To be honest, he almost kind of intimidates me because I know he is one of the guys on Tour who actually has a very functional brain and better sense than most — which he’s shown once again in his most recent column in Golf Digest.

Ogilvy wrote that he has played with Tiger Woods many times and has never questioned his integrity, so he thought Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee was a little cavalier with his comments, but thing is, he was just doing his job. He also said that the backlash against Chamblee was unfair and players need to be less sensitive with criticism from the media:

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Jun
15
2013
By Conor Nagle under Rules

Never forget.

Without wanting to rekindle debate on the hot rules controversy of two months ago (Tiger + illegal drop = mediapocalypse),  it’s worth freezing a HD camera in the direction of this column by AP sportswriter Jim Litke.

Wandering Merion in search of an angle Thursday, he happened upon the USGA rules compound, where phone-in queries and accusations are becoming something of a nuisance.

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Mar
4
2013
Michael Thompson

Thompson goes from DFL to W

In blustery, cold (relatively speaking) and generally tough conditions on Sunday at PGA National, Michael Thompson showed grit and composure on the way to his first PGA Tour victory.

What’s interesting is when Thompson started the week, he had zero expectations. And when he was in second place after 36 holes, the 27-year-old native of Tucson, Arizona, was just happy he had made the cut. After all, he was off to a rough start in 2013, with three missed cuts and T78 in his first four events of the season.

In fact, in the last event he played, the Northern Trust Open, he shot 78-80 and finished at the very bottom of the leaderboard. Two weeks later, Thompson, who played his college golf at the University of Alabama and resides in Birmingham, found his roll. 

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May
4
2012

Free drop

I don’t even know where to begin and I know I am relatively new on the golf beat (second full season, third year), but the curious case of Tiger Woods’ “lost” or “stolen” ball on the 5th hole in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship was the weirdest thing I’ve seen out here by far. The entire day was unusual, but it’s not often a player’s ball disappears into thin air, especially when it’ has “TW” and a Nike logo branded on it and hundreds of spectators in the vicinity.

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Jan
6
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Apparently golfers are prone to injury in Maui waters

Another year, another golfer forced to withdraw from the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions due to a freak injury while enjoying the Pacific Ocean. Last Saturday 2009 U.S. Open champ Lucas Glover was paddleboarding when his foot caught the side of the board and caused him to sprain his right knee (MCL), according to the AP. Glover was forced to pull out, reducing the PGA Tour’s season-opener to 27 players –the smallest field in Kapalua since 1999.

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