Ogilvie prevails for his first title
Joe Ogilvie told of the big news he got in a call from his 4-year-old daughter Brady about his son Patrick.
“She said, ‘Dada, guess who’s walking?’ And it’s my 10-month old son. He took his first steps yesterday,” said Ogilvie, whose family is in Austin, Texas, preparing to move into a new home. “I think maybe Dad took his first steps to maybe just a little bit bigger and better things.”
At Milwaukee on Sunday, Ogilvie won his first PGA Tour title in 230 starts by shooting a 67 to finish at 14-under-par 266 in the U.S. Bank Championship.
Ogilvie eagled the par-four 16th hole to break a tie with Tim Clark (71), who, along with third-round leader Tim Herron (72) and Charlie Wi (68), finished 10 under. Clark squandered a two-stroke lead on the back nine.
Ogilvie, at 11 under, had to carry his wedge shot over water 119 yards to the 16th pin. The ball hit the middle of the green and spun back about 30 feet to the cup, where it dropped. Ogilvie had a wide-eyed look, jumping and yelling “Whoa!” as the shot lifted him to 13 under.
“If you hit enough good shots, and you kind of stay patient and you get a little luck, let’s be honest, the shot on 16 to go in was a little bit lucky, things work out,” Ogilvie said.
The 33-year-old Duke graduate added a birdie on No. 18 to finish his round, but the eagle was all Ogilvie needed.
For the tournament, Ogilvie played the 15th through the 18th holes at the Brown Deer Golf Course in nine under.
Climbing out of a two-down hole with three to play against South Korea’s Seon Hwa Lee was too much for Japan’s Ai Miyazato in the final of the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship at New Rochelle, N.Y.
Never giving Miyazato a chance to catch up, Lee followed her pivotal birdie on the par-four 15th with another on the par-five 16th, this time to halve the hole, and ended the 2-and-1 victory with one more birdie on the downhill, par-three 17th.
The 21-year-old Lee, the 2006 rookie of the year after defeating Miyazato to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic last year, beat the No. 12-seeded Miyazato after eliminating No. 10 Mi Hyun Kim 2-up in the morning in an all-South Korean semifinal.