Ogilvy moves to top 25 in FedEx Playoff Series
Geoff Ogilvy fired a final round 65 at the Deutsche Bank Championship to move nine places and a share of the runner-up finish in the second FedEx Cup series event in Boston.
Ogilvy had only one top-10 all year, which was his win in the Barracuda Championship yet pulled off some fantastic golf with rounds of 70-71-65-65 at TPC Boston. He entered the week 100th in FedExCup standings but was projected to finish 24th following his result in Boston.Geoff Ogilvy (Credit: Anthony Powter)
American Chris Kirk went bogey-free during the final day for a two stroke victory over Ogilvy, for his biggest PGA Toru win. Kirk made birdies at the 13th and 16th and nearly did the same on the 18th on his way to the third PGA Tour victory of his career.
“I just try to go play like I did yesterday,” said Kirk. “I really felt good with the putter today. [It's] obviously my biggest win ever.”
Kirk moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings with the win and joins Hunter Mahan as two of the final five players who will control their destiny in the FedExCup Playoffs and its $10 million prize in two weeks at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta.
John Senden also had a great tournament with a top-5 finish at 11-under, with Jason Day dropping four places after a final round 71 saw him finish at 10-under and in a share of 7th place.
Day had been shooting sub-70 in the first three rounds and was well placed to take out another title after solid performances at the PGA Championship and last week at the The Barclays where the Queenslander finished runner-up.
Day again came close to winning one of these big stroke-play tournaments and it’s only a matter of time before he bags one. This season alone Day has made 10 cuts from 13 events with a win, four top-10 finishes and seven top-25′s.
Adam Scott finished in a tie for 16th at 8-under after an opening 73 on Friday damaged his chances for the weekend.
The top-70 in the FedEx Cup standings move to the BMW Championship in Colorado starting September 4.
Day remains the top-placed Aussie in 7th position in the standings, with Scott 13th, Senden 16th, Ogilvy 24th, Stuart Appleby despite missing the cut in Boston still remains in 26th, Steven Bowditch 45th, Marc Leishman 47.
Matt Jones is the last of the Aussies currently at 67th.