Geoff Ogilvy has been talking a pretty good game at the PGA. Tiger Woods is out in front, having just shot a record-equalling round of 63, and on every one of the 7 occasions in which he’s been leading after 36 holes, Tiger has gone on to win. Still… according to Ogilvy:
“It’s not that ominous. Tiger Woods, he’s just a good player. He does pretty well when he leads for two rounds and even better when he leads after three. So I guess that is kind of ominous.”
We agree then. It’s ominous.
“If you have got someone to chase, maybe you play a bit freer. Maybe it’s a good thing.”
It’s not a good thing. After all:
“He’s the best front runner in history, probably.”
Ogilvy bogeyed the last two holes:
“Itâ€™s hard to talk to a guy after splaying the last two holes â€” a little bit annoyed. Iâ€™m happy where I am.”
So he’s happy.
“I’m pretty happy.”
“I wasn’t happy, hitting bad shots, missing putts, doing silly stuff, then I felt something with the putter on the 12th and hit it close on the next and all of a sudden you’re back to one-over and it doesn’t seem bad.”
“I realised I was having a pretty good score. That’s when I gassed it.”
So has be blown it? Can he catch Woods? Ogilvy thinks so. Sort of thinks so…
“At some point he’s not going to win. At some point he’s not.”
That’s it. Keep saying it, Geoff.