Ogilvy tops Casey for match-play title

Geoff Ogilvy, shown at the U.S. Open June 15, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/ee9e0718ae7d7a40ca367cc52ea85d1f/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Geoff Ogilvy, shown at the U.S. Open June 15, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | License Photo

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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