Ogilvy Claims Crown At Kapalua

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KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Geoff Ogilvy has opened the PGA Tour
season with a six-shot victory in the Mercedes-Benz Championship,
overcoming a choppy start at Kapalua by closing with a 5-under 68.
It wasn't as easy as the margin indicates.
The former U.S. Open champion had a six-shot lead going into the
final round on a rain-softened Plantation Course, but after making
four bogeys on his first seven holes, he stood in the ninth fairway
with his lead down to one shot over hard-charging Anthony Kim.
Ogilvy hit his approach into 30 feet and made the eagle putt to
restore the cushion, then ran off four straight birdies on the back
nine and the rout was on. He finished at 24-under 268 and won $1.12
million for a wire-to-wire victory that moves him to No. 6 in the
world.
Kim nearly made double eagle on the last hole for a 67 to tie
for second with Davis Love III, who also had a 67.
PGA Tour-Mercedes-Benz Championship Par Scores

Sunday
At Kapalua Resort, The Plantation Course
Kapalua, Hawaii
Purse: $5.6 million
Yardage: 7,411; Par: 73
Final Round
(FedExCup points in parentheses)
Geoff Ogilvy (500), $1,120,000 67-68-65-68-268 -24
Anthony Kim (245), $523,500 71-68-68-67-274 -18
Davis Love III (245), $523,500 69-70-68-67-274 -18
Sean O'Hair (135), $312,000 69-70-71-65-275 -17
Justin Leonard (110), $261,000 74-67-65-70-276 -16
Ernie Els (88), $189,250 68-69-73-67-277 -15
Zach Johnson (88), $189,250 71-75-64-67-277 -15
Kenny Perry (88), $189,250 68-71-68-70-277 -15
D.J. Trahan (88), $189,250 70-66-70-71-277 -15
Johnson Wagner (75), $162,000 68-71-70-69-278 -14
Dustin Johnson (70), $152,000 72-72-68-67-279 -13
Chez Reavie (60), $132,000 75-70-68-67-280 -12
Will MacKenzie (60), $132,000 72-70-69-69-280 -12
Camilo Villegas (60), $132,000 74-67-66-73-280 -12
K.J. Choi (55), $107,000 71-71-66-73-281 -11
Boo Weekley (55), $107,000 70-70-69-72-281 -11
Carl Pettersson (54), $92,000 72-72-70-68-282 -10
Brian Gay (52), $77,667 72-70-70-71-283 -9
Adam Scott (52), $77,667 73-67-73-70-283 -9
Ryuji Imada (52), $77,667 69-70-74-70-283 -9
Trevor Immelman (49), $71,000 72-74-69-69-284 -8
Richard S. Johnson (49), $71,000 72-72-71-69-284 -8
Cameron Beckman (48), $68,000 76-73-66-70-285 -7
Stewart Cink (46), $64,000 74-67-71-74-286 -6
Steve Lowery (46), $64,000 69-75-70-72-286 -6
Parker McLachlin (46), $64,000 77-69-69-71-286 -6
Daniel Chopra (43), $59,500 79-69-67-72-287 -5
Vijay Singh (43), $59,500 73-73-71-70-287 -5
Greg Kraft (41), $57,500 72-73-68-75-288 -4
J.B. Holmes (41), $57,500 74-75-72-67-288 -4
Ryan Palmer (40), $56,000 78-75-72-66-291 -1
Andres Romero (39), $55,000 78-74-71-72-295 +3
Marc Turnesa (38), $54,000 79-73-70-74-296 +4



 
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