Ogilvy shoots 67 as Scott, McIlroy charge at US Open
Geoff Ogilvy has completed the 2015 U.S. Open with a fine round of three-under 67 to finish the championship at three-over par.
The round, which included six birdies and a three putt bogey on the 14th, could have been two or three shots better had he been able to convert real chances from the 15th through 18th holes on a Chambers Bay course that he felt would give up some lower numbers today.
Geoff Ogilvy (Credit: www.golffile.ie)
“To me, it felt a bit more doable, I guess,” the 2006 U.S. Open champion said.
“But I hit a lot of good shots. Sometimes it’s hard to get a measure of that because I had lucky ones that ran off the banks and came back to the hole. It’s definitely set up that.”
“16 is an interesting tee. 12, the green is up a little bit and the pin is in the bowl. There’s still a lot of tough pins out there, a lot of back pins, but they’re pins that you can hit it close if you use the slopes right and you hit the right shots.”
“9, 10, 11 really tough holes, but they’re all holes that you can get them to come back off the hills. 15, the tee is up, you can make a birdie on it, if you hit a wedge there. 17, it’s kind of a birdie pin for 17, and 18 is on, for sure.”
“I think the leaders might have a better time of it this afternoon than they did yesterday.”
Ogilvy’s predictions were certainly ringing true as while he was speaking, world number one Rory McIlroy was tearing up Chambers Bay and making an improbably charge for the lead.
Starting the round eight strokes adrfit at four-over Mcilroy, fired six birdies in his first 13 holes to sit just two strokes from the lead.
Also starting at four-over was Adam Scott but he too has played flawlessly through 13 holes to sit at four-under for the day and one-under for the championship, with a handful of holes to play.