Date: September 02, 2014
Author: Martin Blake /

Ogilvy return to form continues in Boston

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Eight Australians are through to the third round of the PGA Tour playoffs this week after Geoff Ogilvy's renaissance continued in Boston today.

 Ogilvy closed with a 65 at TPC Boston to finish tied-second in the Deutsche Bank Championship behind American Chris Kirk, a fortnight after he won his first tournament in America for four years.

 The Melburnian threatened to win again. He had a share of the lead as he walked down the 17th hole but closed with two pars while Kirk made a couple of bombs to win by two shots. Ogilvy's putter cooled down beyond the 13th hole, and the the par-five 18th, he missed from 1.5 metres after his third shot from a swale beside the green hit the flag.

 Still, he had been the last of 100 players into the field and now he is comfortably in the running for the Fedex Cup $10 million bonus, ranked 28th. The top 70 go to Colorado for the BMW Championship this week, and only the top 30 will progress to the Tour Championship in Atlanta where the Fedex Cup is awarded.

 No Australian has ever won the Fedex Cup but there are a cluster in the running this year including Jason Day (ranked 7th), Adam Scott (16), John Senden (19) and Ogilvy. Queenslander Senden closed with a 66 to finish tied-fifth in the Deutsche Bank, while Day was tied-7th and Scott tied-13th after a closing 67.

Stuart Appleby (26), Steven Bowditch (45), Marc Leishman (47) and Matt Jones (67) also qualified for Colorado this week.