Geoff Ogilvy

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Geoff Ogilvy
— Golfer —
Geoff Ogilvy.jpg
Personal information
Full name Geoff Charles Ogilvy
Born (1977-06-11) 11 June 1977 (age 36)
Adelaide, Australia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Spouse Juli Ogilvy
Children Phoebe, Jasper, Harvey
Career
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 2001)
PGA Tour of Australasia (joined 1998)
European Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 7
European Tour 4
PGA Tour of Australasia 2
Other 2
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament T4: 2011
U.S. Open Won: 2006
The Open Championship T5: 2005
PGA Championship T6: 2005, 2007
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
2010

Geoff Charles Ogilvy (born 11 June 1977) is an Australian professional golfer. He won the 2006 U.S. Open and has also won three World Golf Championships.

Professional career[edit]

Geoff Ogilvy with Ian Poulter and Sergio García at the 2009 Telus World Skins Game in Lévis, Canada

Ogilvy was born in Adelaide, South Australia to an English-born father Mike and Australian born mother Judy. He turned professional in May 1998 and he won a European Tour card at that year's Qualifying school. He played on the European Tour in 1999 and 2000, finishing 65th in his first season and improving to 48th in his second. He joined the U.S. based PGA Tour in 2001, and finished in the top 100 in each of his first five seasons. His first professional tournament win came in 2005 at the PGA Tour's Chrysler Classic of Tucson. In February 2006 he beat Davis Love III in the final of the 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Ogilvy won his first major championship at the 2006 U.S. Open, becoming the first Australian to win a men's golf major since Steve Elkington at the 1995 PGA Championship. Ogilvy finished his round with a champion's flourish, making improbable pars on each of the last two holes. He holed a 30-foot chip shot at the 17th, and then got up-and-down for par at the 18th, dropping a downhill six-footer for his final stroke as all his competitors collapsed around him. Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie needed pars on the final hole to win, or bogeys to tie with Ogilvy, but they ruined their chances by producing double-bogey sixes to give Ogilvy a dramatic win. Jim Furyk needed par to force a playoff but bogeyed the final hole.

This success moved Ogilvy into the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time, at Number 8. He reached his highest placing to date on 9 July 2006 when he was ranked Number 7, and he returned to that rank in February 2007 after finishing as runner-up to Henrik Stenson while defending his title at the 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He has spent over 120 weeks in the top-10 of the rankings.[1][2]

Ogilvy won the 2008 WGC-CA Championship, his second World Golf Championship title, by one shot shooting 17-under par. It was his first PGA Tour win since the 2006 U.S. Open. In his next start at the 2008 Shell Houston Open he finished tied for 2nd moving him up to number 5 in the Official World Golf Rankings.[3] In late June 2008, he rose to 3rd in the rankings.[4] In 2009 Ogilvy continued his success at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship defeating Paul Casey. Ogilvy moved into second alone in World Golf Championship wins. This win brought him up to 4th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

In January 2010, Ogilvy won the SBS Championship, the opening event of the 2010 PGA Tour.[5]

Personal[edit]

Ogilvy claims to be a distant relative of the Royal Family member Angus Ogilvy, and even more distantly related to Robert The Bruce on his fathers side.[6] Ogilvy's father was born in Cambridgeshire, England, and emigrated to Australia with his family as a young boy, however his family had originally migrated from Scotland to England.

Ogilvy is married to Juli and they have a daughter Pheobe Elizabeth and two sons, Jasper Michael and Harvey Jack. The family lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, but spends their summers in San Diego, California, in the United States and spends the end of the year in Melbourne, Australia.

Ogilvy is a partner in Exotic Pebbles & Aggregates based in Scottsdale.

Ogilvy is a founding partner of MOJO Pies, "The Original Australian Pie", based in Scottsdale and is a proud supporter of the St Kilda Football Club.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

Professional wins (11)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
World Golf Championships (3)
Other PGA Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 27 Feb 2005 Chrysler Classic of Tucson −19 (65-66-67-71=269) Playoff United States Mark Calcavecchia, South Korea United States Kevin Na
2 27 Feb 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 3 & 2 United States Davis Love III
3 28 Jun 2006 U.S. Open +5 (70-71-72-72=275) 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk, United States Phil Mickelson,
Scotland Colin Montgomerie
4 24 Mar 2008 WGC-CA Championship −17 (65-67-68-71=271) 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk, South Africa Retief Goosen,
Fiji Vijay Singh
5 11 Jan 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship −24 (67-68-65-68=268) 6 strokes United States Anthony Kim, United States Davis Love III
6 1 Mar 2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 4 & 3 England Paul Casey
7 10 Jan 2010 SBS Championship −22 (69-66-68-67=270) 1 stroke South Africa Rory Sabbatini

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2005 Chrysler Classic of Tucson United States Mark Calcavecchia, South Korea United States Kevin Na Won with birdie on second extra hole
Calcavecchia eliminated with par on first hole

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
World Golf Championships (3)
Other European Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 27 Feb 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 3 & 2 United States Davis Love III
2 28 Jun 2006 U.S. Open +5 (70-71-72-72=275) 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk, United States Phil Mickelson,
Scotland Colin Montgomerie
3 24 Mar 2008 WGC-CA Championship −17 (65-67-68-71=271) 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk, South Africa Retief Goosen,
Fiji Vijay Singh
4 1 Mar 2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 4 & 3 England Paul Casey

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (2)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
2006 U.S. Open 2 shot deficit +5 (71-70-72-72=285) 1 stroke United States Phil Mickelson, Scotland Colin Montgomerie, United States Jim Furyk

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T16 T24 T39 T15 T26 T4 T19 DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T28 1 T42 T9 T47 CUT CUT CUT T32
The Open Championship CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP T5 T16 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T9 T44
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T27 T24 T6 T9 T6 T31 T43 CUT CUT T11 CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 7
U.S. Open 1 0 0 1 2 2 10 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 3 11 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 3 5 11 8
Totals 1 0 0 3 8 15 39 25
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2003 PGA – 2007 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2005 Open Championship – 2005 PGA)

World Golf Championships[edit]

Wins (3)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship n/a 3 & 2 United States Davis Love III
2008 WGC-CA Championship 4 strokes −10 (71-66-68-73=278) 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk, South Africa Retief Goosen, Fiji Vijay Singh
2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (2) n/a 4 & 3 England Paul Casey

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Accenture Match Play Championship DNP 1 2 R64 1 R32 R16 R64 DNP
Cadillac Championship DNP DNP T3 1 T40 T45 T49 T55 T47
Bridgestone Invitational T41 T36 T51 T68 T22 T22 T37 T24 DNP
HSBC Champions T10 DNP T56 T51 DNP

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

PGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Wins (Majors) Earnings (US$) Rank
2001 0 525,338 95
2002 0 957,184 64
2003 0 1,477,246 45
2004 0 1,236,910 61
2005 1 1,931,676 33
2006 2 (1) 4,354,969 5
2007 0 2,943,203 14
2008 1 2,880,099 15
2009 2 3,866,270 8
2010 1 2,393,045 29
2011 0 1,916,994 43
2012 0 1,255,223 71
2013 0 892,920 93
Career* 7(1) 26,631,077 22

* Complete through the 2013 season

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

Equipment[edit]

Ogilvy's current equipment effective as of the 2011 season.

  • Driver: Titleist 910D3 driver | 8.5° |setting A-3 Aldila RIP 80 gram stiff shaft
  • 3 Wood: Titleist 910 F | 15 degrees | Fujikura Sapphire X
  • 5 Wood: Titleist 910 F | 19 degrees | Fujikura Sapphire X
  • Irons: Titleist MB | 3–9 | FST KBS Tour stiff flex 120 gram
  • Pitching Wedge: Vokey Design Spin Milled CC | 50° | True Temper Dynamic Gold
  • Sand Wedge: Vokey Design Spin Milled CC | 54° | True Temper Dynamic Gold
  • Lob Wedge: Vokey Design TVD | 58° | True Temper Dynamic Gold
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron (Newport) prototype
  • Ball: Titleist Pro V1
  • Ball Mark: Black line and Red line across the "Pro V1"
  • Glove: FootJoy StaSof
  • Bag: Titleist Tour

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