Thursday, April 09, 2009

Geoff-ogilvy-masters-augusta AUGUSTA, Ga. – On a day when Chad Campbell made nine birdies, Jim Furyk carded a 66 and 50-year-old Augusta native Larry Mize shot 67, Geoff Ogilvy walked off the 18th hole fuming. A bogey-bogey finish left a bitter taste in the Australian's mouth.Ogilvy had plenty to be happy about as he walked to the 17th tee. He made a tap-in birdie on the sixth hole and then followed a bogey on the tough 11th with birdies on the 12th, 14th and 15th, moving to three under.But after driving into the tree on the right side of the 440-yard par 4 17th, Ogilvy tried to fade an iron shot around a tree and to the green, but the ball flew straight and landed in the grandstand. Ogilvy was forced to drop just left of the seating area and missed a 12-foot par putt after chipping on the green.On the 18th hole, after hitting a perfect drive into the middle of the fairway, Ogilvy blocked his approach shot into the bunker on the right side of the green. He tried to use the slope on the side of the green to his advantage, but his sand shot hit the bank and stopped 25 feet away from the hole. Another bogey.Known for a calm, easy-going demeanor, Ogilvy's lips were pursed and he quickly denied requests by the media for interviews after completing his round. "Not right now guys," he said as he quickly strode to the clubhouse.No one is going to be named the winner of the 2009 Masters on Thursday, but if Ogilvy wants to slip into a green jacket on Sunday, he's got a lot of ground to make up.(Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

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