Geoff Ogilvy nearly played flawless golf in the final round of The Honda Classic, turning in a 1-under-par 35-34=69 to finish his week at 7-under 273, good for a solo runner-up finish.
The former U.S. Open winner played PGA National like it was the national championship, making pars on each of his first 13 holes and surviving the conditions. Ogilvy suffered his lone blemish of the round on the par-4 14th when his drive found a fairway bunker; he had to lay back on his second shot. The Aussie bounced back with a birdie on the par-3 15th and reached red figures for the first time in his round with a two-putt birdie on the 18th. Given he had missed his last four cuts entering this week, his performance was a pleasant surprise. Shortly after the conclusion of the tournament, it was confirmed that Ogilvy has climbed into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking, thus earning a berth into this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. He rose 32 spots to 47th. It's hard to believe but he's not yet eligible for the Masters.