Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oglivy Slays Goliath AGAIN!

It wasn't at a major this time as it was in the 2006 U.S. Open, when Geoff Oglivy came from one stroke behind while sitting in the clubhouse to defeat both Colin Montgomery and Phil Mickelson on the 72nd hole as the two Goliath's both managed to double-bogey it, to go from one up to one down.

Still his accomplishment this weekend at the famed "Blue Monster" course in a rain-delayed event which ended on Monday afternoon was against just as stellar a field as that major win, and also included a player who hadn't lost in over six months! Yes, Tiger Woods' quest for a perfect season ended as he could only close with a four under par 68 to get to 15-under par - two strokes behind the winner and alone in 5th place. By the way, that top 5 finish was his 9th consecutive one, the most top 5's in a row he's had in his illustrious career.

Woods wasn't the only Goliath, Oglivy slayed this weekend. Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and Jim Furyk (all of whom have been in the top 5 of the World Golf Rankings at some point in the past two years) finished a stroke back at 16 under to tie for second.

A little more than two weeks from now, the Masters begins... with Woods in top form, and Oglivy and many others looking to challenge it should be an interesing week.


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