Ogilvy through to Accenture Match Play final
BY iseekgolf.com | US PGA Tour | 2007 Accenture Match Play Championship | Semi-Finals | 25 Feb 2007
Australian Geoff Ogilvy is just one match away from defending his Accenture World Match Play Championship in Arizona after beating American Chad Campbell in the semi-finals today.
The Australian won his match three and two, having earlier beaten Paul Casey five and four in the quarter-finals.
Ogilvy had a tighter match against Campbell, but the US Open champion turned on the heat mid-round, picking up six birdies in seven holes to go two-up on his way back to the final.
Campbell had seen off Stephen Ames one-up to set up his last four encounter with the Victorian star.
Ogilvy now faces ninth seed Henrik Stenson, who never gave South African Trevor Immelman a chance in the other semi-final, picking up six birdies in the pleasant conditions en route to flawless three and two victory.
Stenson, a member of last year’s victorious Ryder Cup team, is seeking to become the second European to win the World Golf Championships event, joining 2000 champion Darren Clarke.
“I’m knackered now, playing two rounds today. It was nice not to have to go all the way to the end in this one,” Stenson said.
Looking ahead to his clash with Ogilvy, Stenson added: "Every match is tough. It would be the same no matter who I was going to play.
“Obviously Geoff played really well last year and is straight to the final this year.”
With Ogilvy’s victory, over Campbell, tomorrow’s final will mark the first time in the nine-year history of the event that an American will not play for the title.
Earlier in the day Swede Henrik Stenson ended Aussie Nick O’Hern’s dream of a match play final when he finished 1 up over the West Australian.
Source – PGA Tour