Date: March 21, 2008

Ogilvy runs hot in Miami

Geoff Ogilvy has carded a blistering seven-under par 65 to secure a share of the lead after the opening round of the CA Championship in Miami. The 2006 US Open Champion continued his recent improved form to reel off seven birdies in an impressive bogey-free round Ogilvy sits alongside Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez at the top of the leader board after both defied a testing northerly breeze to shine at the Doral Resort&aposs Blue Monster course. Jimenez began the World Golf Championships event in style with an eagle on the par-five first hole and went on to card six birdies and a solitary bogey for the day. American Stewart Cink is one shot behind the leading pair at six-under par while a host of big names including Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Nick O&aposHern and Tiger Woods are all lurking at five-under the card. Australians Robert Allenby and Aaron Baddeley also remain well in contention at three-under par after both shot opening rounds of 69. Ogilvy has been relatively quiet this year, missing the cut in his first three starts, although a new baby that arrived in January may have had a bit to do with that. However, he has finished in the top 15 the past two weeks, and is back at a course where he came equal third last year. “The last couple of weeks have been pretty good. I had a slow start this year but I played really good in the last round last week, so it&aposs been coming,” admitted Ogilvy. “It&aposs always nice to come back to a place you&aposre comfortable at, because it makes for more positive thoughts. “I drove the ball very well, which is key around here because the rough is not very nice. I hit my irons pretty good, gave myself a lot of chances and made those chances.” Tiger Woods, who has all but owned this WGC event with six wins in eight attempts, finished his round with a rare three-putt bogey on the 18th hole which left him just off the pace. Woods has not been beaten in more than six months, winning his past seven tournaments, five on the US PGA Tour, one on the European Tour, as well as his own unofficial event.