After a tough couple of years, Geoff Ogilvy has found form on home soil and takes a two-stroke lead going into tomorrow’s final round of the Australian Open at Royal Sydney.
Geoff Ogilvy produced a stunning 8-under par 64 to storm into the lead going into the final round of the Australian Open at Royal Sydney.
Ogilvy’s majestic round is the lowest of the tournament so far and included 8 birdies to see the 2010 champion take a two-stroke lead going into the final round.
In a tie for second place behind are a rejuvenated Aaron Baddeley, world number six Jordan Spieth and Kiwi Ryan Fox.
Ogilvy kicked things off with two birdies in his opening two holes before carding four consecutive birdies through holes six to nine to race to the top of the leaderboard.
Ogilvy has endured a tough couple of years but a return to low scoring hasn’t surprised the 2006 US Open champion.
The form really since about May has just been, I would have said trending in the right direction,” Ogilvy said after the round.
“Patience has never been my strong suit, so at times I haven’t been ready to wait for the scores but they’ve been coming a little bit,” Ogilvy said after his round.
“When you’ve been seeing putts kind of hit the edge and not go in for a few months, or years, you feel a lot better when they actually lip in instead of lip out.”
Ogilvy’s round finished with a superb approach to the famous par-4 18th hole at Royal Sydney that had the big crowd cheering louder than at any other point during the day.
What a day for Victorian Geoff Ogilvy, finishes at -8 with a birdie on 18 and is in the outright lead https://t.co/qeVq9rOSBp
— 7Golf 🏌 (@7golf) November 19, 2016
Overnight leader James Nitties had a tough day out. After a promising birdie on the opening hole, Nitties couldn’t muster another until the 16th hole dropping four shots and sits four behind Ogilvy.
Adam Scott couldn’t repeat his great form from Friday. Scott looked wayward with his irons on Saturday and scratched his way around for a 1-under par 71 but still within reach of a second Stonehaven Cup.