Ringing cell phone tops bad day

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A bad first day for Geoff Ogilvy and Ryo Ishikawa at Harding Park wasn’t helped by a marshall’s ringing cell phone.

A bad first day for Geoff Ogilvy and Ryo Ishikawa at the President’s Cup wasn’t helped by a marshall’s ringing cell phone.

And a loud-mouthed US fan didn’t help either.

It all happened on the 3rd hole at Harding Park where the Internationals’ Australian-Japanese duo trailed one-down to the USA’s top pairing of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, currently the World No 1 and No 3.

Ogilvy was setting himself up to putt for a half when a cell phone shattered the silence. Inexplicably it was found to belong to a course marshall.

After backing off and having an embarrassed Woods appologise on behalf of the disgraced marshall, Ogilvy prepared to putt again, but once more the marshall’s phone began ringing.

And it rang several more times before it’s red-faced owner, seemingly unable to switch it off, slid away into the crowd and disappeared.

But that wasn’t the end of it.

Ogilvy’s next effort to putt was once again interrupted – this time by a loud-mouthed fan going on about a ‘Caddy Shack’ comedy and it was no surprise when the lanky former US Open champion missed the putt when he finally got to play it.

“Tiger did a classy thing and apologized for that, not that he had anything to do with it, but we hate to see stuff like that happen,” said Stricker who along with Woods went on to whipp Ogilvy and Ishikawa 6 & 4 in the American’s biggest victory of the day.

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