September 15 2011
LEMONT, Ill. -- Geoff Ogilvy needs to have a great week in order to stay alive in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. At 69th in points, he barely made the BMW Championship field and he'll need to finish 3rd or better to give himself a shot at moving onto the top 30 who advance to next week's TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Although Cog Hill is not one of Ogilvy's favorite courses, he does think he has the game plan to make a run this week.
"To play it well, you've got to keep it out of the fairway bunkers," Ogilvy said. "The fairway bunkers are pretty much in play on almost every hole."
Ogily also will pay particular attention to his approach shots in order to make sure he gives himself the best opportunity at the pin. He said there are some greens in which it's preferable to chip out of the rough rather than putt over some big holes.
"The greens, you can get some pretty crazy putts if you miss the pin by a long way on the greens," he said. "So I guess a lot of these greens, you're better off to miss the green on the pin side of the hole rather than be a long way away on the greens."
Ogilvy and Chris Stroud (70th in points) tee off in an hour off the 10th tee.