Ogilvy: Have too many cooks spoiled the rules broth?

Ogilvy: Have too many cooks spoiled the rules broth?

Like everyone else in golf, I’ve spent some time recently getting my head round the new rules that were introduced on January 1st. 18 Apr 2019
OGILVY: Appearance Money … Golf’s Necessary Evil

OGILVY: Appearance Money … Golf’s Necessary Evil

It’s a subject that comes up fairly regularly. Indeed, it never seems to go away. And it always provokes extreme emotions on either side of the debate. 23 Jan 2019
OGILVY: My Scottish Pilgrimage

OGILVY: My Scottish Pilgrimage

We were in Scotland – 12 of us – to celebrate the 40th birthday of a good friend, Cameron Ferguson. 6 Jan 2019
Ogilvy: Tarnished – How the Stonehaven Cup lost its lustre

Ogilvy: Tarnished – How the Stonehaven Cup lost its lustre

Growing up in Melbourne, I was always told that the Australian Open was golf’s ‘fifth major’. It had such a great history, so the case was persuasive. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player had all regularly come down to play and all three had won the event. So I was sold. 12 Nov 2018
OGILVY: Tiger’s Cubs – Taking the game to new levels

OGILVY: Tiger’s Cubs – Taking the game to new levels

It’s been a while since a golfer has impressed me as much as Brooks Koepka did in claiming the US PGA Championship title in August. 6 Nov 2018
Ogilvy: Why the cream rose to the top at Carnoustie

Ogilvy: Why the cream rose to the top at Carnoustie

Like many people, I watched the Open Championship at Carnoustie and marvelled at how far the ball was running on the fairways. It was great to see, even if it isn’t something you would want to experience every week. It is just too relentless and, at times, flukey. I lost count of how many times players misjudged how far their shots were going to bounce and roll before eventually stopping. 31 Oct 2018
OGILVY: Where the USGA continues to get it wrong

OGILVY: Where the USGA continues to get it wrong

Sitting at home watching the US Open at Shinnecock Hills, the first emotion I felt was envy. I’ve missed the last two championships after playing a ton of them in a row, but 2018 was different from 2017. Apart from a little bit of bruised ego, I wasn’t jealous at all of those who played at Erin Hills last year. It looked like a pretty good one to miss. 29 Aug 2018
Ogilvy: Why only the greats win at Carnoustie

Ogilvy: Why only the greats win at Carnoustie

I played in my first Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1999. I was pretty excited. I had failed to qualify a couple of times while I was still an amateur, so it was special for me to make my Open debut during my first year as a professional. I had performed really well in the qualifying and was really looking forward to playing a course I had been to and really enjoyed a couple of times before. 20 Jul 2018
OGILVY: Patrick Reed’s past buried the lead

OGILVY: Patrick Reed’s past buried the lead

This bothered me. In the immediate aftermath of Patrick Reed’s recent victory in the Masters, nine-out-of-10 of the follow-up articles seemed to be about his background and his family. 21 Jun 2018
OGILVY: We need to embrace golf’s balance

OGILVY: We need to embrace golf’s balance

If you’re like me, you are getting a little tired of the distance/equipment/technology debate in golf. 24 May 2018
OGILVY: Bubba Watson is a misunderstood genius

OGILVY: Bubba Watson is a misunderstood genius

It’s safe to say that, from a distance at least, not many people in golf are quite sure what to make of Bubba Watson. 26 Apr 2018
OGILVY: The Rules of Golf can be an ass

OGILVY: The Rules of Golf can be an ass

Like most people in golf, I’ve been watching with interest as the upcoming “refreshing” of the rule book has evolved. 22 Mar 2018
OGILVY: The things taking the fun out of golf

OGILVY: The things taking the fun out of golf

The question before me is simple: what am I most disappointed to see on any golf course? 22 Feb 2018
OGILVY: Golf really is a game of opposites

OGILVY: Golf really is a game of opposites

One of the oldest clichés in golf is that it is a game of opposites. But like all clichés it is a cliché for a reason. It’s true in many ways. 22 Jan 2018
OGILVY: Too easy to “blame the ball” in distance debate

OGILVY: Too easy to “blame the ball” in distance debate

The clue is in the title. I’m a professional golfer. That’s what I do for a living. So, logically, it follows that – whether I want to or not – I am going to work on my game in ways that are going to maximise my ability to make money. 22 Dec 2017
OGILVY: Fully exempt for next season … just

OGILVY: Fully exempt for next season … just

Mission accomplished. At the start of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season my aim was simple. 26 Oct 2017
OGILVY: Why we’re all chasing Jordan

OGILVY: Why we’re all chasing Jordan

Watching the Open Championship on television is not exactly my favourite view of golf’s oldest event – I’d much rather be there playing – but like every golf fan I thought this year’s final day was fantastic. 19 Sep 2017
OGILVY: Why Royal Birkdale is so good

OGILVY: Why Royal Birkdale is so good

Ask just about any player to identify the best English course on the Open Championship rota and most are likely to answer, “Royal Birkdale.” 18 Jul 2017
OGILVY: ‘Different & fun formats have their place’

OGILVY: ‘Different & fun formats have their place’

Like most people in golf I watched the World Super 6 tournament played at Lake Karrinyup in Perth back in February. 27 Apr 2017
OGILVY: ‘Reward fast players, don’t punish the slow’

OGILVY: ‘Reward fast players, don’t punish the slow’

It’s a fact of golfing life that the subject of slow play is guaranteed to provoke a reaction in almost every player. 22 Mar 2017
Ogilvy: Why Women's Golf Has Got My Attention

Ogilvy: Why Women's Golf Has Got My Attention

I must admit, I haven’t always been a fan of watching women’s golf. Maybe there was a bit of male ego going on, which is not something I’m proud of. 17 Jan 2017