Ogilvy Passes Woods at Target

By Sports NetworkDecember 16, 2006, 5:00 pm
2006 Target World Challenge pres. by CountrywideTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy birdied the 18th hole Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Target World Challenge.
Ogilvy completed 54 holes at 11-under-par 205. He is one stroke clear of Chris DiMarco and tournament-host Tiger Woods. DiMarco birdied the final three holes to shoot 68, while Woods faltered down the stretch to shoot 70.
Tiger Woods
Despite a few errant swings, Tiger Woods is just one back entering the final round.
Paul Casey posted his second straight 70 to move into fourth place at 7-under-par 209.
Henrik Stenson, who was 3 over par over his last nine holes, struggled to a 1-over 73. He was joined at minus-6 by David Toms (68).
Ogilvy began the round two strokes behind Woods. Ogilvy birdied the first and came back with an 8-foot birdie putt on two to move within one at minus-8.
Woods responded with birdies on one and two to regain a two-shot cushion. Ogilvy sank a 5-foot birdie putt on six and a 10-footer for birdie on seven to join Woods in the lead.
The world's No. 1 player came up short of the seventh green and could not save par. The bogey dropped Woods to minus-9, one behind Ogilvy. Woods came right back with a 10-foot birdie putt on the eighth at Sherwood Country Club.
Ogilvy moved out in front by one with a 5-foot birdie putt at the 10th. However, his third at the par-5 11th spun off the green. He three-putted for bogey from the front fringe to slip back to minus-10.
The Australian two-putted for birdie on 13, his third birdie in three days on the par-5. Woods matched that birdie to regain a share of the top spot on the leaderboard at 11 under.
Ogilvy missed the 15th green right and could not get up and down for par giving Woods the lead.
Woods though would have problems of his own on the 16th. He missed the fairway well left, then after taking a free drop from a cart path, blasted his second over the right side of the green and into a hazard.
The 30-year-old played out of the hazard and into a bunker. From there, Woods blasted out and two-putted for bogey on the par-5.
Woods two-putted for par on 16, before losing his tee shot into the right trees at 18. Woods hit a stellar shot from the trees, but his ball landed in the rough over the green. He saved par from there to finish one back.
Ogilvy parred 16 and 17. At the last, he hit a perfect approach shot to within a foot of the hole. He tapped in for birdie and the third-round lead.
'The first day was a complete mess with a double-bogey and (Friday) I hit a pretty poor shot and two-putted for par. So I got one back today,' Ogilvy said of the 18th hole. 'I don't care who I play with Sunday. With Tiger, it will be a bit more crazy and fun, but with Chris it'll be a bit more relaxed.'
DiMarco was 1 under through 12 holes with two bogeys and three birdies to that point in his round. He parred three straight from the 13th, before flying up the leaderboard.
The 38-year-old sank a 5-footer for birdie on 16, then drained a long birdie putt at 17 to move to minus-9. DiMarco closed with a 6-foot birdie putt at 18 to end within one of Ogilvy.
'Out here, when it's raining, you're just trying to miss it in the right spots and I was able to do that,' DiMarco said of the rain that came down early in the round. 'I knew where I could chip from and give myself good putts. I really putted well from eight feet and in today and that's the key around here.'
Stenson had grabbed a piece of the lead with a birdie on No. 11. However, he was 4 over through the final six holes, due in large part to two double-bogeys, to fall four back.
Michael Campbell, the 2005 U.S. Open winner, posted a 4-under 68 to move into seventh place at 5-under-par 211. Padraig Harrington, the 2002 champ here, is one stroke further back at minus-4 after a third-round 70.
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    CareerBuilder purse payouts: Rahm wins $1.062 million

    By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 22, 2018, 12:50 pm

    Jon Rahm defeated Andrew Landry on the fourth hole of sudden death to win the CareerBuilder Challenger. Here's a look at how the purse was paid out in La Quinta, Calif.:

    1 Jon Rahm -22 $1,062,000
    2 Andrew Landry -22 $637,200
    T3 Adam Hadwin -20 $306,800
    T3 John Huh -20 $306,800
    T3 Martin Piller -20 $306,800
    T6 Kevin Chappell -19 $205,025
    T6 Scott Piercy -19 $205,025
    T8 Brandon Harkins -18 $171,100
    T8 Jason Kokrak -18 $171,100
    T8 Sam Saunders -18 $171,100
    T11 Harris English -17 $135,700
    T11 Seamus Power -17 $135,700
    T11 Jhonattan Vegas -17 $135,700
    T14 Bud Cauley -16 $106,200
    T14 Austin Cook -16 $106,200
    T14 Grayson Murray -16 $106,200
    T17 Andrew Putnam -15 $88,500
    T17 Peter Uihlein -15 $88,500
    T17 Aaron Wise -15 $88,500
    T20 Ricky Barnes -14 $57,754
    T20 Stewart Cink -14 $57,754
    T20 Brian Harman -14 $57,754
    T20 Beau Hossler -14 $57,754
    T20 Charles Howell III -14 $57,754
    T20 Zach Johnson -14 $57,754
    T20 Ryan Palmer -14 $57,754
    T20 Brendan Steele -14 $57,754
    T20 Nick Taylor -14 $57,754
    T29 Lucas Glover -13 $36,706
    T29 Russell Knox -13 $36,706
    T29 Nate Lashley -13 $36,706
    T29 Tom Lovelady -13 $36,706
    T29 Kevin Streelman -13 $36,706
    T29 Hudson Swafford -13 $36,706
    T29 Richy Werenski -13 $36,706
    T36 Jason Dufner -12 $27,189
    T36 Derek Fathauer -12 $27,189
    T36 James Hahn -12 $27,189
    T36 Chez Reavie -12 $27,189
    T36 Webb Simpson -12 $27,189
    T36 Tyrone Van Aswegen -12 $27,189
    T42 Bronson Burgoon -11 $18,983
    T42 Ben Crane -11 $18,983
    T42 Brian Gay -11 $18,983
    T42 Chesson Hadley -11 $18,983
    T42 Patton Kizzire -11 $18,983
    T42 Hunter Mahan -11 $18,983
    T42 Kevin Na -11 $18,983
    T42 Rob Oppenheim -11 $18,983
    T50 Alex Cejka -10 $14,025
    T50 Corey Conners -10 $14,025
    T50 Michael Kim -10 $14,025
    T50 Kevin Kisner -10 $14,025
    T50 Sean O'Hair -10 $14,025
    T50 Sam Ryder -10 $14,025
    T50 Nick Watney -10 $14,025
    T57 Robert Garrigus -9 $13,039
    T57 Tom Hoge -9 $13,039
    T57 David Lingmerth -9 $13,039
    T57 Ben Martin -9 $13,039
    T57 Trey Mullinax -9 $13,039
    T57 Brett Stegmaier -9 $13,039
    T63 Scott Brown -8 $12,449
    T63 Wesley Bryan -8 $12,449
    T63 Brice Garnett -8 $12,449
    T63 Sung Kang -8 $12,449
    T67 Talor Gooch -7 $12,095
    T67 Tom Whitney -7 $12,095
    T69 Matt Every -6 $11,623
    T69 Billy Hurley III -6 $11,623
    T69 Smylie Kaufman -6 $11,623
    T69 Keith Mitchell -6 $11,623
    T69 Rory Sabbatini -6 $11,623
    T69 Chris Stroud -6 $11,623
    75 John Peterson -5 $11,210
    76 Abraham Ancer -4 $11,092
    77 Ben Silverman 4 $10,974
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    After Further Review: Tiger's return comes at perfect time

    By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 22, 2018, 2:19 am

    Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here's what's weighing on our writers' minds.

    On the current state of golf as Tiger Woods returns to competition ...

    Less than four days before Tiger Woods returns to official competitive golf for the first time in a year, Jon Rahm, the new second-ranked player in the world, won on the PGA Tour and Rory McIlroy made an impressive 2018 debut on the European Tour (T-3).

    Not since Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus crossed paths at the 1960 U.S. Open has there been so many superstars all poised for big seasons, with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson having already won this year and Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas both coming off stellar seasons.

    It’s a good time for golf. - Rex Hoggard

    On Tommy Fleetwood's continued success ...

    There have been scores of talented European players whose skills didn’t translate to the PGA Tour … and maybe, in a few years, Tommy Fleetwood will prove to be no different.

    He sure looks like the real deal, though.  

    His title defense in Abu Dhabi – on the strength of a back-nine 30 in windy conditions – was his third title in the past 12 months and 11th top-10 overall. A few of those have come in majors and World Golf Championship events, too, which led the reigning Race to Dubai champion to accept PGA Tour membership for this season.

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    By Nick MentaJanuary 22, 2018, 1:25 am

    With his win Sunday at the CareerBuilder Challenge, Jon Rahm picked up his second PGA Tour victory and moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup points standings.

    He picked up one more No. 2, too.

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    His response invoked the name of a certain 14-time major winner, something that would be tough to pull off, if not for the fact that he is, you know, Tom Brady.

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