Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ogilvy Withdraws from Tournament of Champions

 Article by Stephanie Wie from Wie Under Par.

Due to an injured finger that required 12 stitches, Geoff Ogilvy has pulled out of the PGA Tour season opener at Kapalua’s Plantation Course. He tweeted on Thursday morning, “Unfortunately I have had to withdraw. A picture of the offending finger.” Here’s the photo (yuck and ouch!):



The Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman tweeted that Ogilvy can’t take a practice swing and will also withdraw from the Sony Open. The earliest he’ll be back in action is in San Diego at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Ogilvy will collect last-place unofficial money (without teeing off). I’m told this amount is closer to $54,000, not the $70,000 that’s been previously reported. He didn’t need to hit his opening drive because he can collect unofficial money as long as he “wants” to play.

Tiger Woods took home unofficial money when he qualified in 2008, but was unable to play due to injury.