Ogilvy takes high road to victory


Geoff Ogilvy certainly took a step up in class when he captured his second WGC-Accenture Match Play championship in four years on Sunday. No longer can the 31-year-old Australian be considered an after thought at The Masters or any of the majors, because when you mention the elite players in the game behind Tiger Woods, he’s right in the mix. The guy has tremendous tempo and poise, an unbelievable short game (which was evident at Winged Foot a few years back), and he can putt.
He also flights his irons very high, which is what allows him to hold the greens and is why I think he’ll be a contender at Augusta. In order to hit the ball high, Ogilvy gets the shaft of the club to follow through high after impact. His elbows fold and his wrists rehinge very quickly, which throws the ball up in the air on a higher trajectory. Try it the next time you need to produce a high approach shot. As you swing through impact, focus on following through high with the shaft perpendicular to the ground. This will encourage the left elbow to fold and your wrists to hinge upward, adding loft to the club and producing a shot that flies higher and lands softer.