Ogilvy well placed in Reno

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2014 Barracuda Championship | 02 Aug 2014

The PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno in Nevada has reached the weekend and two players desperately chasing a return to their former glory are running first and second.

Nick Watney, who in another time and place would have been an automatic entrant in the WGC Bridgestone, leads with 26 modified stableford points with former US Open Champion and three time WGC event winner, Geoff Ogilvy three points behind in outright second.

Watney has slipped to 80th in the world but finished 12th last week in Canada suggesting things might have taken a turn for the better. The five time PGA Tour title holder would go to 60th if he should win this week but importantly regain the confidence he appears to have lost as a result of his slump.

Ogilvy has not recorded a top ten on the PGA Tour since February of 2013 so this too represents a turnaround provided he can finish it off.

Wes Roach and New Zealand lefthander Tim Wilkinson are one point further back in a share of 3rd.

Rod Pampling and Greg Chalmers are the next best Australasians in a share of 17th.

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    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.


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