Scott hopes Ogilvy gets back 'where he wants to be'


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – When Geoff Ogilvy won the 2006 U.S. Open, Adam Scott, who had left Winged Foot and was on his way to the airport, returned to the course to congratulate his fellow Australian.

On Sunday, Scott didn’t delay his flight, but he did take the time to text message Ogilvy, who snapped his four-year PGA Tour winless streak with a victory at the Barracuda Championship.

“It’s got to be great for him. I hope it’s the boost that gets him back to where he wants to be. I’m sure he must be feeling pretty (pleased) with himself,” Scott said.

On Tuesday at the PGA Championship, which Ogilvy qualified for with his victory, Scott recalled a moment late last year when he was presenting his friend with an award.

“A golf-writing award,” laughed Scott, who gave Ogivly the award during last year’s Australian Open for a column he had written. “It was hilarious. I couldn’t believe it. I was like, ‘Really?’”

Having endured a similar competitive slump previously in his career, Scott said he could appreciate how important last week’s victory was for Ogilvy.

“There is so much that goes on in a golfer’s world other than just getting the club face square and knocking putts in. There’s a lot to manage and it’s different for everybody,” Scott said.