'I screamed, I shouted, I cried, all of the above,' Judy Ogilvy said Monday after her son won his first major championship by one shot when Phil Mickelson double-bogeyed the final hole. 'It's hard not to get overwhelmed by the whole occasion.
'I knew he was playing well, but we honestly didn't think he would win the U.S. Open yet,' she told Australian Associated Press. 'We always knew he was going to win a big one, but we always thought it would be the Masters or the British Open or both. The U.S. Open was never really his strength, it's not really the tournament his game's best suited to.'
Michael Ogilvy said his son was remarkably calm when he called home to share the joy of his Winged Foot victory.
'He said Dad, I've won you a Father's Day present. I said that's the best Father's Day present you could win for me,' Michael Ogilvy said.
Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson on Monday hailed Ogilvy's swing as the best in golf, and his parents said he had the drive to match.
'He's got the will to beat Tiger (Woods),' Judy Ogilvy said. 'And I suspect that's what's in the back of his mind now. I'm not saying he wants to be No. 1 next year, but he will reassess his goals and set the bar higher than where it is now because that's what he does. He expects to get better.'