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Ogilvie cashes in at U.S. Bank

By COLIN FLY
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE – Joe Ogilvie eagled the par-4 16th hole to break a tie with Tim Clark and win his first PGA Tour event in 230 starts by shooting a 67 to finish 14-under 266 at the U.S. Bank Championship on Sunday.

Clark (71), along with third-round leader Tim Herron (72) and Charlie Wi (68) finished 10 under. Steve Flesch (68), Bob Heintz (68), Jeff Maggert (69) and Kenny Perry (71) were six strokes back.

Clark squandered a two-stroke lead on the back nine and he and Herron, playing in the final group, heard the gallery’s roar after Ogilvie’s eagle.

Ogilvie, at 11 under, had to carry his wedge shot over water 119 yards to the pin. The ball hit the middle of the green and spun back about 30 feet into the cup.

Ogilvie had a wide-eyed look, jumping up and yelling “Whoa!” before an awkward high-five with his caddie to celebrate the lucky shot that moved him 13 under.

He added a birdie on No. 18 to finish his round, but the eagle was all Ogilvie needed.

The 33-year-old Duke graduate who closely monitors the stock market had made seven consecutive cuts and led here at the midway point, but said his weekend play made him a seller, not a buyer.

Now he’ll have $720,000 to invest for winning at the Brown Deer Golf Course, the PGA’s shortest event, after the economics major vastly underestimated his own value on the final four holes, which he played at 9 under for the tournament.

The holes saved him on Saturday. In the midst of a poor round, he recorded an eagle-birdie sequence on Nos. 15 and 16 to move back within a shot of the lead heading into Sunday.

On Sunday, Ogilvie bogeyed the 10th to fall two off the lead, but he responded with a 24-foot birdie on No. 13 to move to 11 under and set the stage for his eagle.

It was more frustration for Clark.

After squandering a three-stroke lead on the back nine at the John Deere Classic last week, the 31-year-old South African who now lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. held a two-stroke lead for a fleeting moment after Ogilvie’s mistake on the 10th.

But Clark, runner-up at the 2006 Masters, missed a 16-footer for par on the 10th and dropped to 11 under and bogeyed No. 16 to fall further behind.

After receiving a cortisone shot three weeks ago for a bulging disk in his neck, Clark has been playing some of his best golf lately in an effort to make a third consecutive Presidents Cup team and the FedExCup playoffs.

But he is still winless on the PGA Tour in part because he failed to make a birdie on the back nine.

Herron, who has more than $14 million in career earnings despite just four PGA Tour titles, couldn’t contain his wayward drives and the shots came back to haunt him after he took a one-stroke lead into the final round.

Herron, 37, carded two bogeys on the front nine and continued to squander opportunities on the back side. Herron finally birdied No. 16, but gave it right back with a bogey on No. 17 leaving no one to challenge Ogilvie.

Earlier in the day, Wi birdied four of the last five holes to move to 10-under, but it wasn’t nearly enough to catch Ogilvie, either.

The U.S. Bank Championship had typically been played the week after the British Open, but fell concurrently to the tournament this year and will again in 2008.

Final scores with earnings and relation to par from the U.S. Bank Championship, played July 21 at the par-70,6,759-yard Brown Deer Park Golf Course in Milwaukee (Note: a-amateur; FedEx Cup points in parenthesis):

1. Joe Ogilvie (2250) $720,000
67-63-69-67–266

-14 2. Charlie Wi (933) $298,667
70-66-66-68–270

-10 2. Tim Herron (933) $298,667
66-67-65-72–270

-10 2. Tim Clark (933) $298,667
68-65-66-71–270

-10 5. Steve Flesch (439) $140,500
69-64-71-68–272

-8 5. Bob Heintz (439) $140,500
69-64-71-68–272

-8 5. Jeff Maggert (439) $140,500
63-69-71-69–272

-8 5. Kenny Perry (439) $140,500
69-65-67-71–272

-8 9. Craig Bowden (325) $104,000
66-67-71-69–273

-7 9. Mark Wilson (325) $104,000
67-70-67-69–273

-7 9. Billy Mayfair (325) $104,000
69-64-70-70–273

-7 9. Jeff Sluman (325) $104,000
71-67-65-70–273

-7 13. Chris Couch (228) $72,800
70-67-70-67–274

-6 13. Tom Byrum (228) $72,800
68-68-70-68–274

-6 13. Jay Delsing (228) $72,800
72-65-68-69–274

-6 13. John Mallinger (228) $72,800
68-66-70-70–274

-6 13. Steve Allan (228) $72,800
68-66-69-71–274

-6 18. Tommy Armour III (169) $54,000
70-66-70-69–275

-5 18. Bernhard Langer (169) $54,000
72-65-69-69–275

-5 18. Steve Wheatcroft (169) $54,000
68-69-68-70–275

-5 18. Kent Jones (169) $54,000
72-66-67-70–275

-5 22. Olin Browne (116) $37,133
71-69-70-66–276

-4 22. Heath Slocum (116) $37,133
69-69-69-69–276

-4 22. J.P. Hayes (116) $37,133
67-71-69-69–276

-4 22. Michael Allen (116) $37,133
71-67-68-70–276

-4 22. Chris Riley (116) $37,133
70-68-66-72–276

-4 22. Jeff Brehaut (116) $37,133
71-66-65-74–276

-4 28. Jay Williamson (0) $24,933
65-72-71-69–277

-3 28. Dicky Pride (78) $24,933
68-72-68-69–277

-3 28. Mathew Goggin (78) $24,933
70-67-70-70–277

-3 28. D.J. Trahan (78) $24,933
71-68-68-70–277

-3 28. Tom Johnson (78) $24,933
66-69-71-71–277

-3 28. Briny Baird (78) $24,933
68-71-67-71–277

-3 28. Camilo Villegas (78) $24,933
67-67-71-72–277

-3 28. Brendon de Jonge (78) $24,933
63-74-67-73–277

-3 28. Jesper Parnevik (78) $24,933
66-69-68-74–277

-3 37. Jarrod Lyle (51) $16,400
68-69-73-68–278

-2 37. Anthony Kim (51) $16,400
72-68-69-69–278

-2 37. Chris Smith (51) $16,400
69-70-69-70–278

-2 37. Rich Barcelo (51) $16,400
71-67-70-70–278

-2 37. Will MacKenzie (51) $16,400
70-64-73-71–278

-2 37. Ryuji Imada (51) $16,400
70-66-70-72–278

-2 37. George McNeill (51) $16,400
69-69-68-72–278

-2 37. Bubba Dickerson (51) $16,400
68-69-68-73–278

-2 37. Cliff Kresge (51) $16,400
67-69-68-74–278

-2 46. Ryan Palmer (33) $10,697
72-68-71-68–279

-1 46. Bob Tway (33) $10,697
75-65-71-68–279

-1 46. Steve Elkington (33) $10,697
66-73-71-69–279

-1 46. Bob Estes (33) $10,697
68-72-70-69–279

-1 46. Garrett Willis (33) $10,697
64-68-75-72–279

-1 46. Jeff Gove (33) $10,697
70-68-69-72–279

-1 46. Michael Bradley (33) $10,697
71-69-67-72–279

-1 53. Jeff Overton (29) $9,260
68-71-72-69–280

E 53. Kirk Triplett (29) $9,260
70-69-71-70–280

E 53. Matt Hendrix (29) $9,260
74-66-69-71–280

E 53. Alex Cejka (29) $9,260
68-71-68-73–280

E 57. Nathan Green (28) $8,880
71-69-74-67–281
+ 1 57. Joey Sindelar (28) $8,880
73-66-73-69–281
+ 1 57. Mark Brooks (28) $8,880
71-69-71-70–281
+ 1 57. Craig Kanada (28) $8,880
70-70-69-72–281
+ 1 57. Mathias Gronberg (28) $8,880
74-65-68-74–281
+ 1 62. Chris Tidland (27) $8,640
68-72-75-67–282
+ 2 63. Daisuke Maruyama (26) $8,440
73-67-74-70–284
+ 4 63. Jason Dufner (26) $8,440
70-70-73-71–284
+ 4 63. Marco Dawson (26) $8,440
70-69-74-71–284
+ 4 63. Robert Gamez (26) $8,440
65-72-74-73–284
+ 4 67. Larry Mize (26) $8,200
68-72-74-71–285
+ 5 67. Stephen Leaney (26) $8,200
69-70-74-72–285
+ 5 69. Richard S. Johnson (25) $8,080
69-71-77-70–287
+ 7 70. Tony Finau (0) $7,960
75-65-76-72–288
+ 8 70. Andrew Ruthkoski (0) $7,960
74-64-74-76–288
+ 8 • • •

Missed the cut

72. Lee Janzen

75-66–141
+ 1 72. Paul Goydos

71-70–141
+ 1 72. Bo Van Pelt

69-72–141
+ 1 72. James Driscoll

68-73–141
+ 1 72. Ron Philo, Jr.

71-70–141
+ 1 72. Billy Andrade

72-69–141
+ 1 72. Neal Lancaster

69-72–141
+ 1 72. Brian Gay

67-74–141
+ 1 72. Tripp Isenhour

72-69–141
+ 1 72. Bill Haas

69-72–141
+ 1 72. Dan Forsman

71-70–141
+ 1 83. Kevin Na

68-74–142
+ 2 83. Glen Day

74-68–142
+ 2 83. Corey Pavin

69-73–142
+ 2 83. Troy Matteson

70-72–142
+ 2 83. Alex Aragon

73-69–142
+ 2 83. Jon Turcott

69-73–142
+ 2 83. Daniel Chopra

71-71–142
+ 2 83. Ted Purdy

69-73–142
+ 2 83. Skip Kendall

69-73–142
+ 2 83. Shigeki Maruyama

71-71–142
+ 2 83. Parker McLachlin

67-75–142
+ 2 83. Michael Sim

71-71–142
+ 2 95. Frank Lickliter II

70-73–143
+ 3 95. David Branshaw

72-71–143
+ 3 95. Kyle Reifers

72-71–143
+ 3 95. Paul Stankowski

74-69–143
+ 3 95. Bob May

73-70–143
+ 3 95. Brad Faxon

68-75–143
+ 3 95. Brent Geiberger

71-72–143
+ 3 95. Paul Gow

72-71–143
+ 3 95. D.J. Brigman

71-72–143
+ 3 95. John Merrick

73-70–143
+ 3 95. Johnson Wagner

74-69–143
+ 3 106. Chris Stroud

74-70–144
+ 4 106. Craig Lile

72-72–144
+ 4 106. Jaco Van Zyl

72-72–144
+ 4 106. Andrew Buckle

71-73–144
+ 4 106. Charlie Brown

71-73–144
+ 4 111. Cameron Beckman

73-72–145
+ 5 111. Jim Lemon

77-68–145
+ 5 111. Gavin Coles

73-72–145
+ 5 111. Michael Boyd

72-73–145
+ 5 115. Carlos Franco

75-71–146
+ 6 115. Jason Schultz

75-71–146
+ 6 115. Eric Axley

73-73–146
+ 6 115. Tag Ridings

73-73–146
+ 6 115. Doug LaBelle II

74-72–146
+ 6 115. Jim Gallagher Jr.

70-76–146
+ 6 115. a-Philip Francis

73-73–146
+ 6 122. Jerry Smith

79-68–147
+ 7 122. John Huston

75-72–147
+ 7 122. Notah Begay III

74-73–147
+ 7 122. Tim Petrovic

74-73–147
+ 7 126. Robert Garrigus

72-76–148
+ 8 126. Ryan Armour

78-70–148
+ 8 128. Darron Stiles

72-77–149
+ 9 128. Kris Cox

79-70–149
+ 9 130. Craig Perks

74-76–150
+ 10 131. Scott Gutschewski

74-77–151
+ 11 132. Bryce Molder

79-74–153
+ 13

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