Ogilvy's Impact in Australia

Thanks to Graeme for this Richard Hinds commentary on Geoff Ogilvy's win, the weird TV switchover and the possible impact on Australian golf.

A brilliant chip-in for a par at the 17th. An exquisite pitch to the last after his drive had rolled into a divot and his approach was short. And, finally, a testing short putt that found nothing but net.

That final pitch, particularly, was the stroke of a player who possesses sound technique, strong self-belief and wonderful imagination. The type of shot you learn growing up in the middle of the famous sand belt, a half-wedge from the back fence of Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

In that environment, and as part of the Norman Generation, Ogilvy was inspired. A lot more Australians might now be inspired to watch him and his very talented contemporaries perform.