Ogilvy: Rory would swap his year for Tiger’s but not Koepka's

Ogilvy: Rory would swap his year for Tiger’s but not Koepka's

As soon as Rory McIlroy won the FedExCup, the last event on the 2018-19 PGA Tour, the debate started. Who is “Player of the Year?” 15 Nov 2019
Ogilvy: Major win means major decisions

Ogilvy: Major win means major decisions

The major season is over for another year and two new champions are right now experiencing the life and attitude adjustments I went through following my US Open victory back in 2006. 23 Oct 2019
Ogilvy: A special Open invitation

Ogilvy: A special Open invitation

It’s been 13 years now since I won the US Open, but the benefits from what is the highlight of my career so far keep on coming. 10 Oct 2019
Ogilvy: Koepka is leading golf’s evolution

Ogilvy: Koepka is leading golf’s evolution

In golf, especially at the professional level, the best techniques have always hit the longest shots. Always. 14 Aug 2019
Ogilvy: Get as mad as hell if it helps

Ogilvy: Get as mad as hell if it helps

We’ve all got one, albeit to varying degrees on the golf course. A temper that is. 12 Jun 2019
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