A walk in the park for Ogilvy
Geoff Ogilvy has won the Australian Open by all of four shots after recording the event’s lowest 4-round total in 22-years.
Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy won the Australian Open by all of four shots on Sunday after after recording the event’s lowest four-round total in 22-years.
Leading by five shots overnight, the 33-year-old former US Open champion carded a final round 69 on The Lakes course in Sydney, to win by four strokes from fellow countrymen Matt Jones and Alistar Presnell.
Former champion John Senden and Jordan Sherratt, playing his first tournament as a professional, finished joint fourth, seven shots behind Ogilvy
Ogilvy’s score is the lowest since American Mark Calcavecchia captured Australian Open title, also in Sydney, in 1988 .
“It’s pretty nice to walk up the last leading by four and this is one of the goals I’ve always had as a kid, and that’s to win the Australian Open title,” Ogilvy said.
“Today was probably the day I struggled most with my game. But all I had to do was not mess up really.”
The victory is the world number 43’s second major Australian title success after the 2008 Australian PGA Championship. The only event among Australia’s “Big Three” that Ogilvy is yet to win is the Australian Masters title.
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