Ogilvy tops Casey for match-play title

March 1, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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MARANA, Ariz., March 1 (UPI) -- Australia's Geoff Ogilvy won his second WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Sunday, defeating Paul Casey 4-and-3 at Dove Mountain in Arizona.

Ogilvy, who earned $1.4 million, also won the event in 2006.

"I don't really know. I really, really enjoy the format," Ogilvy said. "Generally when you enjoy something that you're doing, you do it well. That's all I can put my finger on."

Ogilvy, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour, also triumphed at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship.

The Australian veteran was 3-up after the first half of the 36-hole final and had a 6-up advantage over his English opponent with nine holes to play.

Ogilvy has a record of 17-2 in four appearances in the tournament. In addition to his two victories, he was runner-up to Henrik Stenson in 2007.

"The whole weekend I played fantastic," Ogilvy said. "I have to congratulate Paul for getting into the final. I've been on the wrong end of this final. It's not a very nice feeling, but it's a very satisfying week to play well."

Stewart Cink birdied the final three holes to win the consolation match over Ross Fisher.

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