March 3 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Geoff Ogilvy needs to do laundry and doesn't have a hotel room for the night.
The good news?
"Half the TOUR lives in this area, so I'm sure I can find somewhere to stay," said Ogilvy, who unexpectedly qualified for next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship after a runner-up finish Sunday at The Honda Classic.
Ogilvy, who shot a final-round 69 to finish two back of winner Michael Thompson, moved to 47th in the Official World Golf Ranking. The top 50 qualify for next week's event at Trump Doral.
It also puts the Masters in the equation for Ogilvy, who earlier this year failed to qualify for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
"Missing the Match Play wasn't much fun," he said. "I would have loved to have won here and sealed (a Masters invite) but at least I've gone the right direction.
"If I can play well at a course next week that I've played well at before, hopefully I can make more of a move up and get back to Augusta."
Ogilvy has done that, winning at Doral in 2008 after finishing third the year before.
Thompson also qualified for the WGC-Cadillac Championship, moving to 45th in the world after his win.