Ogilvy mounts Masters challenge

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Geoff Ogilvy has overcome a disastrous start to get back into the Masters race with a six-birdie, second round 69.

Geoff Ogilvy has overcome a disastrous start to get back into the Masters race at storied Augusta National with a six-birdie, second round 69.

The lanky Australian looked in danger of sliding out of contention after he four-putted the second hole to run up a double-bogey seven.

But the 2006 US Open champion certainly wasn’t done and hit right back with birdies at the third, sixth and seventh before slipping up again at the par-five eighth.

Ogilvy again recovered in style as he negotiated Amen Corner in two under with birdies at 12 and 13, and another at 15 got him back to six under and within four of the lead.

“No one is going to go 72 holes without doing something like that,” he said of his early mishap. “I knew I was playing well, so I just set out to go about my business. After that I played really well.

“This is the first time I’ve come here really happy with how I was playing. It’s about time, it’s nice to play two good rounds and be in contention for the weekend.

“I had quite a rough last year. but I reassessed it all and took a big break. I feel like I’ve got a better handle on it now than I used to.”

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