12 Jan 2009

Ogilvy gets underway with win in Hawaii

5:15 pm on 12 January 2009

The Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy almost frittered away a huge lead before fighting back for an ultimately emphatic six-stroke win in the $10 million Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii.

Ogilvy began the final round with a six-stroke lead, but his advantage was cut to just one shot after eight holes but he charged clear again by sinking a six-metre eagle at the par-five ninth, followed by five birdies in the next six holes.