Geoff Ogilvy

US Masters Contenders 2011 - Geoff Ogilvy

Geoff OgilvyThis former US Open Champion hails from Australia and is the number 4 golfer in the world rankings. He turned professional in 1998 and is 31 years old.

Form

Although he has only six PGA tour wins to his name, Geoff has featured very prominently in Major Tournaments over the last few years. In fact Geoff, if anything is a late developer as it took him 7 years before he won his first tournament. Since then he has not looked back. His US Open win in 2006 by two strokes from Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie and Phil MIckelson remains the highlight of his career so far. He has played in the last three US Masters

His form over the last year or so has been encouraging, particularly his form so far this season, where he already has two big wins. He won WGC Accenture Matchplay last month, defeating Britain's, Paul Casey in the final and before that in January he won the Mercedes Benz Championship.

He also had two wins in 2008, the first being the WGC CA Championship and then at the end of the year he won the Australian PGA Championship. He also enjoyed six further top ten finishes.

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Betting Assessment

Geoff Ogilvy is clearly a top quality player, but apart from his US Open win in 2006, he has failed to set the world on fire in Major Championships. He has finished modestly in his three previous visits to the Masters, nonetheless the bookmakers believe he can play well here and make him a best price of 20/1 to win.