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Ogilvy picks up bookend win in '10 Down Under

December 06, 2010

Lost in the GMac-Tiger battle, the LPGA Tour Championship, Q School and even Lee Westwood winning in South Africa, Geoff Ogilvy took care of business on his native soil over the weekend.

The man from Down Under captured the Australian Open by four shots at The Lakes Course in Sydney to finish off a somewhat uneventful season in style. Ogilvy began the year with an impressive win at the SBS Championship at Kapalua, but wasn't able to claim another victory on the PGA Tour in 2010.

Ogilvy's "down year" on tour still produced $2,393,045 in official earnings, but dropped him out of the top 30 in the world rankings for the first time since winning the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

Perhaps this latest win, along with a T-2 at the Deutsche Bank Championship during the FedEx Cup Playoffs, is a sign that Ogilvy, now ranked No. 31, is starting to regain the form that had him in the top five in 2009. And that would be a good thing. As this interview he did with Golf Digest shows, having the intelligent and opinionated Aussie playing well certainly doesn't hurt the sport.

-- Alex Myers