Home fires burn for Ogilvy

Geoff Ogilvy
Ogilvy believes that if he’s only playing 15 or 16 events on the PGA Tour, he can do that comfortably from Australia.

Geoff Ogilvy is coming home.

After 17 years in America carving up a fine career on the United States PGA Tour, Melburnian Ogilvy is moving his family – American wife Juli and children Phoebe, Jasper and Harvey – back to Australia early in 2019.

According to John Huggan’s exclusive report on golfworld.com, Ogilvy has acknowledged the implications for his professional career.

But the decision has been made.

“A few months ago we had our annual sit-down to talk about moving,” Ogilvy told Huggan.  “We made our ‘pros and cons’ list and the ‘pros’ won the day.”

The Victorian does not want it to be seen as a retirement from the big tour. He has status on the tour for the rest of this season and hopes to make enough money to hold his card for 2018-19. But he recognises that it could be difficult to continue on a reduced schedule of, say 15 tournaments a year.

Ogilvy, who won the 2006 US Open as well as three World Golf Championship events, has retained a home in Melbourne, deep in the sandbelt. He is a partner in Mike Clayton’s design firm and at 40, hopes to increase his involvement in that side of the golf industry, a particular passion.

Read John Huggan’s article here

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