PGA: Top Five Reasons Why Geoff Ogilvy Won at CA Championship

Alice MeikleCorrespondent IMarch 25, 2008

To excel at a pro golfer, several things must come into play.

First, you have to be a great ball striker with a great short game. But that's only half of your battle, as the game of golf is indeed a mental one.

In addition, there is so much to say about course management. In the words of Kenny Rogers “know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.”

So, after Tiger ran out of real estate at Doral, Ogilvy continued to put up serious stats.

In the end, after rain delay forced play to continue on Monday, the CA Championship crowned a new prince.

That prince is Geoff Ogilvy.

Ogilvy, who was born on June 11, 1977 in Adelaide, Australia, turned pro in 1988 and earned his European tour card that same year. He won his first major at the 2006 US Open after Phil Mickelson faltered, giving up a two-shot lead with three holes to go.

Geoff, who claims to be related to royalty, did everything right this week in blue-blooded fashion, forcing Tiger to come from behind.

So what exactly did Geoff do this week at Doral?

Here it is:

  • Led the field in Greens in Regulation
  • Carded only one bogey in the 72 holes
  • Sand saves were right on target
  • Chipped well
  • Par putts were valuable