Name:Geoff Charles Ogilvy
Born:June 11, 1977 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer.
MAJORS (1): US Open (2006). Presidents Cup player (2007, '09, '11). Multiple wins on the US PGA and Australasian Tours. Winner of the Australasian Tour Order of Merit (2010).
Geoff Ogilvy plays mainly on the PGA Tour, but also some events in Europe and Australia. He lives in San Diego and is best known for winning the U.S. Open in 2006.
Played as the Barracuda Championship (Jul 31-Aug 3; formerly Reno-Tahoe Open; modified stableford format). Second-placed Justin Hicks (USA) finished 5 points behind Ogilvy (Aus), who recorded his first PGA Tour win since 2010. [Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV].
Ogilvy (Aus) won the PGA Tour of Australasia 2010 Order of Merit, with earnings of A$459,900 on the Tour. Peter Senior (Aus) was second with A$308,011; Stuart Appleby (Aus) was third with A$274,950.
Played as the Australian Open presented by Century 21 (Dec 2-5; Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Second-placed Alistair Presnell (Aus) and Matthew Jones (Aus) finished 4 shots behind first-time Australian Open winner Ogilvy (Aus). [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].
Played as the SBS Championship (Jan 7-10; PGA Tour season-opener; formerly the Mercedes-Benz Ch'ship). Second-placed Rory Sabattini (RSA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Ogilvy (Aus). [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 25-Mar 1). Ogilvy (Aus) beat Paul Casey (Eng) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Ogilvy also won this event in 2006, and was runner-up in 2007. [GC at Dove Mtn, Marana, AZ].
Played as the Mercedes-Benz Championship (Jan 8-11; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) and Anthony Kim (USA) finished 6 shots behind Ogilvy (Aus). [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
Played as the WGC-CA Championship (March 20-23). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA), Jim Furyk (USA) and Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 1 shot behind Ogilvy (Aus). Monday finish required in this weather-affected event. [Blue Monster course, Doral Golf Resort, Miami, FL].
Played as the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship (Dec 4-7; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Mathew Goggin (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Ogilvy (Aus). [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
The US Open (106th) (June 15-18). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot), Phil Mickelson (USA) and Jim Furyk (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ogilvy (Aus), who claimed his first major championship title after Montgomerie and then Mickelson double-bogeyed the final hole. [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 22-26). Ogilvy (Aus) beat Davis Love III (USA) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Champions course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif.]
Played as the Chrysler Classic of Tucson at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa (Feb 24-27). 27-year-old Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) beat Kevin Na (S Kor/USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. Mark Calcavecchia (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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