Exploring the short game with Geoff Ogilvy

TITLEIST ambassador Geoff Ogilvy describes how different situations will alter his short game strategy, club selection and expectations for success.

TITLEIST Brand Ambassador and 2006 U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy knows a little bit about getting up and down under pressure.

In fact, much of the credit for his victory at Winged Foot has to be given to his skills with a wedge in his hands.

In the final round of the 2006 Open, Geoff chipped in from the thick rough to save a crucial par on the 17th.

On the final hole he suffered a bad break when his tee shot came to rest in a divot in the fairway.

His subsequent approach shot came up a hair short, trundled back down the false front and left a difficult semi-blind pitch back up to the elevated 18th green.

Ogilvy clipped the pitch shot perfectly, leaving a 6-foot downhill putt which he calmly holed.

The win was the first for an Australian golfer in the U.S. Open in 25 years.

With the U.S. Open upon us again, where success depends so heavily on the short game, it seemed like a perfect time to consult with this master of greenside scoring.

So we went back to the video vault and grabbed some exclusive footage from a testing session that Titleist Golf Ball R&D conducted with Geoff late last year.

Check out the video above to witness Geoff’s amazing touch and explore the short game with one of the more gifted and cerebral players on tour.

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