Ogilvie crumbles as Leonard takes victory

Justin Leonard has won out over Joe Ogilvie to register his first victory in nearly two years.

Justin Leonard has won out over Joe Ogilvie to register his first victory in nearly two years.

Leonard, who last won at the 2003 Honda Classic, posted a five-under-par 67 on Sunday to win the $4.7m (€3.61) Bob Hope Chrysler Classic with a score of 28-under-par 332.

Entering Sunday’s action three shots off the pace, Leonard – who had not won in his previous 43 events – started strong and took advantage of Ogilvie’s shaky play to finish three shots clear of Ogilvie and Tim Clark.

Leonard birdied three of the first four holes and started the back nine with a pair of birdies to take command.

Ogilvie’s round quickly fell apart with bogeys on two of his first three holes, and after a double-bogey on 10, he simply could not recover.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson carded a 71 and finished tied for 12th at 21-under.

Looking for that elusive first victory, the 30-year-old Ogilvie set the 54-hole mark at 26-under 262 following Friday’s round and played mistake-free golf on Saturday. That was not the case Sunday.

Ogilvie had not posted more than one bogey in each of the first four rounds but he allowed Leonard to take control early and was unable to come up with enough birdies to come back.

The 32-year-old Leonard put himself into contention with a round of eight-under-par 64 on Saturday.

His win here is the earliest he has ever posted a victory in a PGA season and earned him $846,000 (€649,860).

USPGA Tour Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, PGA West (Palmer Course), La Quinta, California, USA scores: (USA unless stated, par 72):

332 Justin Leonard 66 67 68 64 67

335 Tim Clark (Rsa) 70 66 64 66 69, Joe Ogilvie 64 63 66 69 73

336 Peter Lonard (Aus) 67 64 64 69 72, Loren Roberts 68 67 67 65 69

337 Tim Herron 68 64 71 68 66, John Senden (Aus) 69 67 64 68 69

338 Ian Poulter (Eng) 70 70 64 63 71, Jim Furyk 67 70 65 65 71, Jerry Kelly 68 67 64 69 70, Andrew Magee 68 69 65 69 67

339 Phil Mickelson 66 64 70 68 71, Ryuji Imada (Jpn) 66 69 64 69 71

340 Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 68 62 67 70 73, Craig Stadler 68 67 65 71 69, Tom Pernice Jnr. 67 69 67 69 68, Brian Davis (Eng) 68 66 69 68 69

341 Tim Petrovic 67 70 66 69 69, Chris Riley 70 66 66 66 73, Davis Love III 70 69 61 70 71, Jeff Sluman 68 69 72 64 68, Todd Fischer 67 69 69 65 71

342 Scott Verplank 69 70 68 62 73, Fred Couples 65 66 72 68 71, Bernhard Langer (Ger) 70 71 65 68 68, Stewart Cink 68 68 71 66 69, Fred Funk 64 70 71 68 69, Jay Haas 70 68 68 67 69

343 Ted Purdy 64 68 71 67 73, David Toms 69 69 67 66 72, Mark Calcavecchia 70 68 68 65 72, Justin Rose (Eng) 65 72 68 68 70, Nick Watney 65 70 66 69 73

344 Billy Mayfair 67 64 69 74 70, Briny Baird 68 70 67 69 70, Hidemichi Tanaka (Jpn) 67 69 68 69 71, Neal Lancaster 65 73 70 68 68, Duffy Waldorf 64 69 69 69 73, Bill Haas 67 66 68 71 72, Bart Bryant 68 69 66 69 72

345 Shaun Micheel 69 68 68 70 70, Skip Kendall 67 68 70 69 71, Jesper Parnevik (Swe) 68 65 71 70 71, Stephen Ames (Tri) 69 71 68 65 72, Kent Jones 71 68 66 65 75, Harrison Frazar 67 74 65 71 68, Robert Damron 64 67 68 69 77

346 Patrick Sheehan 69 70 69 66 72, Brent Geiberger 68 70 70 67 71, Phillip Price (Wal) 69 67 68 68 74, Kevin Sutherland 68 69 67 67 75, Joe Durant 66 66 72 68 74

347 Kevin Stadler 72 70 69 64 72, Olin Browne 68 67 71 68 73, Frank Lickliter II 70 70 71 66 70, Ben Crane 73 66 68 68 72, Tommy Armour III 69 68 72 67 71

348 Joey Sindelar 68 66 69 72 73, Chris Smith 70 67 67 66 78, Brian Bateman 67 67 75 67 72

349 Billy Andrade 69 66 72 69 73, Pat Perez 67 66 68 71 77, Paul Goydos 68 70 67 70 74, Chris Starkjohann 72 71 67 67 72, Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 73 68 67 68 73, Jeff Maggert 69 68 67 71 74, Dudley Hart 70 68 64 73 74, Peter Jacobsen 66 70 70 67 76

350 Robert Gamez 70 70 70 67 73, Chris DiMarco 69 74 67 67 73

351 Craig Barlow 68 68 66 70 79, Steve Elkington (Aus) 70 69 67 69 76, J J Henry 70 68 70 69 74, Ben Curtis 72 70 66 69 74

352 John Daly 72 66 68 71 75, Jay Williamson 72 67 67 71 75, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 75 68 67 67 75

354 Jason Allred 66 65 73 72 78.

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