15 Facts About Geoff Ogilvy


Geoff Charles Ogilvy was born on 11 June 1977 and is an Australian professional golfer.

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Geoff Ogilvy won the 2006 US Open and has won three World Golf Championships.

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Geoff Ogilvy turned professional in May 1998 and he won a European Tour card at that year's Qualifying school.

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Geoff Ogilvy played on the European Tour in 1999 and 2000, finishing 65th in his first season and improving to 48th in his second.

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Geoff Ogilvy joined the US based PGA Tour in 2001, and finished in the top 100 in each of his first five seasons.

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Geoff Ogilvy won his first major championship at the 2006 US Open, becoming the first Australian to win a men's golf major since Steve Elkington at the 1995 PGA Championship.

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Geoff Ogilvy finished his round with a champion's flourish, making improbable pars on each of the last two holes.

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Geoff Ogilvy holed a 30-foot chip shot at the 17th, and then got up-and-down for par at the 18th, dropping a downhill six-footer for his final stroke as all his competitors collapsed around him.

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Geoff Ogilvy reached his highest placing to date on 9 July 2006 when he was ranked Number 7, and he returned to that rank in February 2007 after finishing as runner-up to Henrik Stenson while defending his title at the 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Geoff Ogilvy has spent over 120 weeks in the top-10 of the rankings.

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Geoff Ogilvy won the 2008 WGC-CA Championship, his second World Golf Championship title, by one shot shooting 17-under par.

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In 2009 Geoff Ogilvy continued his success at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship defeating Paul Casey.

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Geoff Ogilvy moved into second alone in World Golf Championship wins.

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In January 2010, Geoff Ogilvy won the SBS Championship, the opening event of the 2010 PGA Tour.

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Geoff Ogilvy won the 2014 Barracuda Championship, a tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring system, with a winning score of 49 points.

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