Monday, March 24, 2008

Geoff Ogilvy - Last Man Standing at WGC-CA Championship

Australian Geoff Ogilvy survived the marathon and captured the 2008 WGC-CA Championship today. This after numerous rain and disappearing sun delays forced the Monday finish. A one under par 71 for Ogilvy was just enough for the victory, but a slim cushion between him and three players that finished a stroke back. They were Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, and Vijay Singh. They all closed strongly with identical 68s, but fell a shot short. Perhaps the save of Ogilvy's round was a chip in for par on the 13th hole. He pulled a 2-iron badly left. His first chip from the inundated rough didn't reach the green. His second chip was semi -skulled, took a couple of bounces, hit the pin and dropped in. I think he bent the flag stick. Nifty par salvaged from almost certain bogey. This average golfer has that shot in his bag. I play it intentionally, but it's usually for double bogey.

Tiger Woods' streak of five consecutive PGA victories was ended. It could begin anew this afternoon though as the boys jetted back to Orlando for the Tavistock Cup, a neighborhood two day outing between the residents of Lake Nona and Isleworth. Don't ask me for any other details. Both those places sound too rich for my beer wallet. It should be noted though that a large amount of money ends up in charitable hands after this event. The Golf Channel has full coverage, which is better than infomercials. Next up this week is The Zurich Classic of New Orleans with Nick Watney defending. Yes, that Nick Watney. Will the players have to stay in trailers?

Til' next,


  1. CA was gracious and opened their doors today (FREE admission!) and your nephew donned his red polo and black slacks and followed Tiger for a few holes today! He also followed Ogilvy, Storm, Scott, and Singh. Next year you must come down and walk Doral with the guys