Ogilvie: Olympic finish could lead to epic disaster
- By Randall Mell
- Jun 17, 2012 4:46 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO – Joe Ogilvie predicts calamity as a major theme in Sunday’s finish of the U.S. Open.
Ogilvie, in the first twosome off with Stephen Ames in the final round at The Olympic Club, shot 9-over-par 79 and vented about the course setup on his Twitter account.
U.S. Golf Association executive director Mike Davis has garnered rave reviews with his creative, intelligent and fair setups to USGA championships, but Ogilvie doesn’t like his handiwork at all for this finish.
“I fear that Mike Davis will go from the golden boy to a complete disaster with the back nine set up. Tricked up & could lead to Shinnecock,” Ogilvie tweeted.
“Back nine greens were much firmer and 1-2 feet faster on the stimp,” he said in a second tweet. “18 pin position might lead to the most tragic finish in championship golf.”
- Video: Rose on 'Dan Patrick Show' | Travelers
- Punch Shot: Will Mickelson ever win an Open?
- Rose on NBC's 'Today' | Used 'force' at Merion
- Nine-year-old shoots 58 in junior tournament
- Obama mentions McIlroy during Belfast speech
- Rose wins first major | Tops Phil | Scores
- Stock watch: Buying the champ, selling runner-up
- Woods' major futility | Stuck on 14 | Tracker
- Others race to try Rose's putter | What's in the bag?
- Mickelson criticizes No. 3; USGA responds
- Six flak: Lefty's Open runners-up | Posnanski
- U.S. Open: Articles, videos, pics | Coverage | Social
- Weekly Fix: Finding the right tempo and path