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Ogilvy admits US Open win took toll

24/07/2006 06:13:53 PM Comments (0)

Geoff Ogilvy admits distractions from being the new US Open champion meant he wasn't in peak form in the British Open.

Ogilvy finished a respectable tied 16th at six-under-par, and was reasonably satisfied with that, but still felt he did not bring his best game to Royal Liverpool.

"I didn't feel that great about my game this week, so I've ended up all right," Ogilvy said.

"I'm not too far off, considering I'm not near my best.

"I didn't play nearly as well as I did a month ago.

"I'm probably weary from so many distractions from being US Open champion, but perhaps it was more to do with the fact that I hadn't seen anyone for a month.

"Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, it was hard to get anything done on the range, to walk anywhere without something going on.

"It's fun, but it took me two hours what would normally take me half an hour to do on the range."

Ogilvy will now travel to the Buick Open in Michigan, which begins on July 31.

He is unsure about whether he will contest The International at Castle Pines, not wanting to overextend before the year's final major, US PGA Championship, the following week.

Ogilvy is also keen on playing the World Matchplay Championships in September, though the birth of his first child could have a say in that.

He would love to add the World Match Play title at Wentworth in England to the World Golf Championship (WGC) crown he won in Carlsbad, California in February.

"I love Wentworth, I love that tournament," said Ogilvy.

"It would be really cool to do the double of the new World Match Play and the old World Match Play. The only reason I wouldn't be there is it is three or four weeks before my wife is due.

"It depends on the baby, who might want to come early."

The Wentworth event, which has been around since 1964, starts on September 14.

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