Date: December 06, 2008
Author: Steve Orme, Sportal

Ogilvy ready to taste victory

World No.14 Geoff Ogilvy remains hopeful his winless streak on home soil – not to mention the constant speculation over his failure to prevail as a professional in Australia – will both soon be a distant memory. The unflappable 31-year-old will enter Sunday&aposs final round of the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship a stroke back from outright leader Matthew Goggin who heads a cluttered leaderboard courtesy of a three-under 69 on Saturday. “It&aposd just be nice to not hear the question,” Ogilvy said after signing for the equal low round of the day, a five-under 67. “Obviously I want to win at home I mean we play all around the world and you win tournaments around the world but you want to win at home that&aposs for sure.” Ogilvy&aposs solid day was punctuated by a dramatic chip in at the last to move to a share of second with last week&aposs Australian Masters champion Rod Pampling. “I&aposd had a frustrating couple of holes before that because I&aposd missed a couple of relatively easy birdie putts I thought – some pretty short ones,” he recalled. “So to finish like that, you miss the ones you&aposre supposed to make and make the one you&aposre not supposed to, which is always the way golf works sometimes.” “It was a good day, (to shoot) five under when I missed a couple of short putts was pretty good.” While pleased with the state of his game, the 2006 US Open Champion stopped short of making any bold predictions, with no less than 18 players separated by six shots on a course renowned for yielding low scores. “If I play well I should be in it come the end and you know what things are like, golf&aposs a funny game you know I just chipped in from 50 feet so hopefully – we&aposll see I&aposm playing well,” he said.