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Back to back

Geoff Ogilvy went back-to-back at Kapalua on Sunday. Last year he won the Sony Open, this year it was the SBS Championship.  To go back-to-back in the Sony Open he will have to win two weeks in a row on the tour.  So it is back-to-back for the opening event of the  USPGA tour.  Stuart Appleby won the Mercedes Open in 2004, 2005 and 2006 .  For the record Appleby is behind Jack Nicklaus (5) as a multiple winner, and is a three time winner with Arnold Palmer (4). Nicklaus won $45,000 in 1977, Ogilvy won $1,120,000 in 2010.

Why did Ogilvy win? His  statistics are telling:

  • Driving Accuracy:86.67%
  • Greens in Regulation: 94.44%
  • Putts per hole = 1.706

At 290 yards his driving distance wasn’t too bad either!

Another statistic: Rory Sabbatini was runner-up for the third time (2006, 2008, 2010) in the Sony Open.