For the first time since his famous win at Winged Foot in 2006, Geoff Ogilvy is not exempt for the US Open – and he’s OK with it.
He might not even try to qualify.
That’s not to say the eight-time US PGA Tour winner doesn’t want to be in the field at Erin Hills – his passion for top-level play well and truly burns – rather he is thinking about his best plan of attack to make the FedExCup Playoffs.
“Being at qualifying – it’s going to be strange. There’s an outside chance I wouldn’t go … there's some reasonably compelling reasons to not try,” Ogilvy admits.
“Not because I don’t want to play in the U.S. Open or that I don’t want to win the U.S. Open. It's just my priority at the moment has got to be moving up in the FedExCup, moving up in the world rankings … it's prioritising.”