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PGA Tour playoffs begin Thursday

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour playoffs open Thursday within sight of the Statue of Liberty with the leading 125 players on the circuit competing for a top prize of $10 million.

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Dominicans down U.S. in WBC ... Penguins win seventh straight ... Rookie leads on PGA Tour ... Wozniacki, Kerber win in walkovers ... Sports news from United Press International.

Rookie leads on PGA Tour

PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 14 (UPI) -- Rookie Shawn Stefani, who has finished no better than 39th in his brief PGA Tour career, found himself in the lead Thursday at the Tampa Bay Championship.

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Edwards logs first victory in two years ... Thompson takes Honda Classic victory ... Busch bros' mom hurt in golf cart crash ... Cubs' Garza to start season on DL ... Sports news from United Press International.

Thompson takes Honda Classic victory

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Michael Thompson carded a 1-under 69 Sunday, holding off Geoff Ogilvy to capture his first career title with a victory at the Honda Classic.

Thompson, Guthrie knotted atop Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- Michael Thompson used a final-hole birdie Saturday to pull into a tie with rookie Luke Guthrie atop the Honda Classic leaderboard after three rounds.
Fast start puts Petterrson in front at PGA

Fast start puts Petterrson in front at PGA

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Carl Pettersson birdied three of his first four holes Thursday and otherwise avoided trouble to grab a 1-stroke lead after one round of the PGA Championship.
Donald, Mickelson in British Open group

Donald, Mickelson in British Open group

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England, July 16 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Luke Donald, looking for a first major tournament title, was grouped with Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy for the first rounds of the British Open.
Top three golfers in one U.S. Open group

Top three golfers in one U.S. Open group

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 (UPI) -- The top ranked golfers in the world -- Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood -- will play together for the first two rounds of next week's U.S. Open.
Poulter comes back for JBWere Masters win

Poulter comes back for JBWere Masters win

MELBOURNE, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ian Poulter had a first-hole eagle Sunday that erased an overnight deficit and he went on to win the JBWere Masters in Australia.
Ogilvy jumps into JBWere Masters lead

Ogilvy jumps into JBWere Masters lead

MELBOURNE, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Geoff Ogilvy had nine birdies and an eagle Saturday in bolting to the lead of the JBWere Masters in Australia.
Poulter up by two at JBWere Masters

Poulter up by two at JBWere Masters

MELBOURNE, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Ian Poulter closed with a pair of birdies Friday in building a two-stroke lead halfway through the JBWere Masters in Australia.

Americans lead Presidents Cup by 4 points

MELBOURNE, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan each won two points Saturday in helping the United States take a four-point lead going into the final day of the Presidents Cup.

Americans keep Presidents Cup lead

MELBOURNE, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The teams of Bubba Watson-Webb Simpson and Phil Mickelson-Jim Furyk stayed hot Friday and kept the United States out front in the Presidents Cup.

Americans take lead in Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk led the United States to a two-point lead Thursday while Tiger Woods suffered an embarrassing loss at the Presidents Cup.
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Geoff Charles Ogilvy (born 11 June 1977) is an Australian professional golfer. He won the 2006 U.S. Open and has also won three World Golf Championships.

Ogilvy was born in Adelaide, South Australia to an English-born father Mike and Australian born mother Judy. He turned professional in May 1998 and he won a European Tour card at that year's Qualifying school. He played on the European Tour in 1999 and 2000, finishing 65th in his first season and improving to 48th in his second. He joined the U.S. based PGA Tour in 2001, and finished in the top 100 in each of his first five seasons. His first professional tournament win came in 2005 at the PGA Tour's Chrysler Classic of Tucson. In February 2006 he beat Davis Love III in the final of the 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Ogilvy won his first major championship at the 2006 U.S. Open, becoming the first Australian to win a men's golf major since Steve Elkington at the 1995 PGA Championship. Ogilvy finished his round with a champion's flourish, making improbable pars on each of the last two holes. He holed a 30-foot chip shot at the 17th, and then got up-and-down for par at the 18th, dropping a downhill six-footer for his final stroke as all his competitors collapsed around him. Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie needed pars on the final hole to win, or bogeys to tie with Ogilvy, but they ruined their chances by producing double-bogey sixes to give Ogilvy a dramatic win. Jim Furyk needed par to force a playoff but bogeyed the final hole.

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