Morning lead, afternoon MRI for Ogilvie


NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – The cliché “beware the injured golfer” seems apropos, although not entirely dependable considering the litany of health issues that players like Shaun Micheel struggle through.

Still, Joe Ogilvie’s opening 67 for a share of the clubhouse lead at the AT&T National on Thursday was the morning matinee of a day that will include a trip to a local clinic for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging test on a long-ailing left wrist. He said a recent X-Ray revealed he had no structural damage.

Ogilvie, who said the injury has been bothering him for about a year and a half and has been trying to treat it with anti-inflammatory medication, planned to have the MRI done on Wednesday but encountered some paperwork issues and had to wait.

“It hurt two out of the last three weeks and I just wanted to get it checked out,” said Ogilvie, who was unable to pick up a bottle of water with his left hand because of the pain on Tuesday.

Ogilvie is not a superstitious sort, but depending on what Thursday’s MRI reveals he may just want to play on if his 3-under-par start is any indication.