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Geoff Ogilvy Aims to Repeat 2006 US Open Success 0

Posted on June 15, 2011 by Pete South

Geoff Ogilvy is looking for a return to previous U.S. Open glory.

Geoff Ogilvy, the 2006 US Open champion, will this week be hoping that history can repeat itself as he bids to double his haul of major wins by finishing top of the pile when the action gets under way at the Congressional Country Golf Club on Thursday.

The final day of that epic event five years ago – when Phil Mickelson experienced a rush of blood to the head and Colin Montgomerie choked under the pressure to leave the Australian at the head of the field on the 72nd hole of the competition will linger long in the memories of golf fans around the world – but what is often forgotten about in all the madness that followed, was Ogilvy’s sweet tee shot on the par-three 16th in the final round which ended up just a yard from the hole and allowed him to pick up his fifth birdie in a row as he charged towards victory. The US Open golf betting odds indicate he will need a lot of luck if he is to repeat that win. Read the rest of this entry →

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