Something of a forgotten man for the past several years after Adam Scott and Jason Day seized Australia’s golf limelight; Geoff Ogilvy made some noise yesterday in the final round of the Canadian Open, shooting a nine-under par 63, which was the lowest round by the field for the entire tournament.
An Adelaide native, Ogilvy won the U.S. Open in 2006 and is not yet 40 years of age, yet his name is seldom mentioned anymore, despite his Major championship win and total of eight PGA Tour victories.
Ogilvy’s blistering final round moved him up from level par after the third round, where he had been far down the scoreboard in 44th position, all the way up to ninth.
Ogilvy was the top finisher of the 12 Australian golfers who teed off in the Canadian Open. His recent form has been off with his current world ranking placing him at 252nd.
Whilst that sounds rather dismal, it is Ogilvy’s consistency over the years that he has played that has enabled him to earn almost $30 million USD since turning professional in 1998.
His best season was 2006, where he won another tournament in addition to the U.S. Open, that being the prestigious WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. That year also saw him make his high water mark in the world rankings, where he ascended to fifth.