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US Open 2006
Winged Foot, 15-18 June 2006




Greg Ogilvy
Greg Ogilvy won the US Open after a dramatic collapse by Mickelson
A dramatic collapse from Phil Mickelson on the 18th hands the US Open title to Australia's Geoff Ogilvy.

Chasing his third straight major, the American made a double-bogey six after missing the fairway and then hitting a tree.

Mickelson finished tied for second with Jim Furyk of the US and Scotland's Colin Montgomerie on six over.

Montgomerie also ruined his chances with a double-bogey at the last when he missed the green with an easy approach.


Latest updates (all times BST):

0022: Kenneth Ferrie finishes with a 78. He's eight over but like everyone else wondering what happened on the 18th. In the end Ogilvy kept his nerve when it mattered parring the last.

0020: Mickelson finishes with a double bogey six, just like Monty. Geoff Ogilvy wins with a five over par score. Monty, Mickelson and Jim Furyk are tied second on six over.

0018: Colin Montgomerie must be kicking himself. An approach from the middle of the fairway and he misses the green. Maybe not as much as Mickelson though.

0009: Mickelson misses the chip and hands the title to Geoff Ogilvy.

0007: Mickelson shoots over the green from the bunker. He must make the chip from the rough to take it to a play-off.

0002: Phil Mickelson's third shot finds the bunker. He has to hole it to win. If he gets up and down he's in a play-off with Geoff Ogilvy.

0000: Nightmare for Mickelson. He hits a tree from the rough and looks in deep trouble having made little progress up the fairway. This isn't over yet.

2358: Geoff Ogilvy completes a great up and down with a par on the last. He finishes on five over.

2357: Ian Poulter goes extremely close with a monster putt on the 18th to finish with a 74. He's nine over for the championship.

2355:Geoff Ogilvy looks on for par at the 18th.

2354: Phil Mickelson once again misses the fairway on the 18th.

2349: Monty misses the putt and makes a double bogey six. It looks like it's all over for the Scot. Agonising. He slips back to six over.

2347: Monty's putt goes 10 feet past the hole. Even a bogey is tough now.

2346: Mickelson makes par on 17 and Monty shoots his chip way past the hole on the 18th. Advantage Mickelson.

2345: Phil Mickelson gets his putt close on the 17th and looks set for par.

2343: "What kind of shot was that?" says Montgomerie as his approach on the 18th misses the green.

2340: Phil Mickelson makes an excellent recovery to make the green in two.

2339: Geoff Ogilvy makes a huge par on the 17th. He stays one shot behind Mickelson and Monty.

2334: Phil Mickelson hasn't put the last hole out of his mind. He hits his tee shot way right on the 17th.

2330: Phil Mickelson misses the par putt on the 16th. He slips to four over. He and Monty are tied for the lead. Game on.

2328: Colin Montgomerie makes a monster putt to birdie the 17th and moves back to four over. Is the tide turning?

2326: A chance for the challengers? Phil Mickelson hits his approach into the bunker on 16 and TV cameras shows he has a plugged lie.

2324: It looks like the challenge is coming to a close for Kenneth Ferrie as he bogies the 15th and slips to seven over.

2322: Luke Donald finishes the final round with a 72 to end on nine over par.

2316: Padraig Harrington bogies the 16th to go back to six over.

2312: Colin Montgomerie misses a great chance for birdie on the 16th. He stays two shots off the lead. Is time running out to catch Mickelson?

2310: Paul Casey confirms a top 15 finish with a final round of 69 and will be back for the US Open next year.

Leaderboard at 2308
Mickelson +3
Furyk +5
Harrington +5
Montgomerie +5
Ogilvy +5

2303: Phil Mickelson goes two shots clear as he makes the birdie on the 14th.

2258: And as if he has a sixth sense, Phil Mickelson takes advantage and hits a fine approach to give himself a great chance of a birdie on the 14th.

2257: Padraig Harrington follow suit and drops a shot on the 16th leaving Mickelson at the top of the leaderboard on his own.

2256: Geoff Ogilvy misses a long par putt on the 14th and goes back to five over. Harrington and Mickelson are tied for the lead.

Leaderboard at 2252
Harrington +4
Ogilvy +4
Mickelson +4
Furyk +5
Montgomerie +5

2248: Phil Mickelson misses his par putt on 13 and slips back to four over with Padraig Harrington and Geoff Ogilvy.

2246: Colin Montgomerie misses his par putt on the 14th and joins Jim Furyk on five over.

2241: Jim Furyk totally misjudges his birdie putt on 15 and then misses par. He drops back to five over.

2240: Colin Montgomerie reaches the green in two from the rough on the 14th.

2237: Graeme McDowell finishes with a 79. He's 17 over for the championship but leaves the 18th with a smile on his face.

2235: The leaderboard looks like this: Mickelson +3; Furyk +4, Harrington +4, Montgomerie +4, Ogilvy +4. How close is this?

2233: Colin Montgomerie saves par on the 13th. The Scot is still very much in the hunt on four over.

2232: Vijay Singh goes leaves his par putt on the lip of the 13th hole but drops a shot.

2229: Padraig Harrington makes his second birdie in three holes at the 14th and moves into joint second on four over. One shot separates the top five.

2228: Little known Ryuki Imada has yet to drop a shot in his final round and is on six over.

2222: The pressure seems to be getting to Kenneth Ferrie who bogeys the 11th. He slips back to six over.

2216: In one of the most open majors in memory, Phil Mickelson lays down the gauntlet with a birdie at the 11th to take the lead.

2211: There's no let up in the changes on the leaderboard. Geoff Ogilvy bogeys the 11th to go to four over. The lead is shared by four players and one shot separates the top seven.

2209: Nick O'Hern cards a 69 to hold the clubhouse lead at eight over.

2206: Kenneth Ferrie hits another bogey and slips back to five over.

2200: Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh both make birdies on 12 and 11 respectively. Furyk joins Mickelson, Montgomerie and Ferrie on four over.

2152: Phil Mickelson bogies the ninth to go back to four over with Colin Montgomerie and Kenneth Ferrie. Geoff Ogilvy leads on three over.

2150: Colin Montgomerie drops a shot on the tenth to go back to four over.

2144: Jim Furyk birdies 11 to go to five over. Geoff Ogilvy bogeys the ninth. The Australian, Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson are all tied for the lead on three over.

2142: Colin Montgomerie hits the bunker on the par-three tenth.

2137: Kenneth Ferrie drops to four over par after a bogey on the eighth.

2135: Colin Montgomerie saves an excellent par on the ninth to score 33 on the front nine.

2127: Phil Mickelson and Kenneth Ferrie both bogey the seventh. The par join Colin Montgomerie on three over with Geoff Ogilvy now one shot ahead.

2118: Calls of 'Superman' do not impress Kenneth Ferrie as he hits his tee shot on the par-three seventh but he finds the green. Phil Mickelson misses to the right.

2115: Luke Donald shoots a double bogey on nine to slip back to eight over.

2106: Geoff Ogilvy makes his second successive birdie on the sixth to take the overall lead on one over.

2105: Colin Montgomerie misses a birdie chance on seven but makes the par putt to stay in touch of the trio in front.

2102: Phil Mickelson subsequently drops a shot at the sixth. He's now tied for the lead with Geoff Ogilvy and Kenneth Ferrie on two over.

2058: Phil Mickelson attempts to play out of the rough with a fairway wood and completely misses the ball, hitting it less than a foot.

2056: Steve Stricker hits his second shot straight in on the sixth for an eagle. He moves back into contention on four over.

2055: Geoff Ogilvy grabs a birdie to move to two over par alongside Kenneth Ferrie.

2052: Colin Montgomerie is making a mess of the sixth as he finds the rough while laying up.

2048: Phil Mickelson moves into the outright lead with a birdie on the fourth. Kenneth Ferrie stays in touch with a par.

2042: Colin Montgomerie nails another birdie on the fifth to move to within a shot of the lead.

2039: England's David Howell shoots a one-under-par 69 to finish 11 over for the championship.

2038: Kenneth Ferrie hits another straight drive on the fourth. Phil Mickelson again shoots into the rough to the right of the fairway.

2034: America's Jeff Sluman is mirroring Nick O'Hern by struggling around the turn after a fast start, His bogey on ten moves him back to seven over.

2031: Sweden's Peter Hedblom grabs a birdie on the seventh to join the group on six over.

2025: Colin Montgomerie matches Furyk with a birdie on the fourth. He joins the American on four over.

2024: Jim Furyk birdies the fifth to move to four over par.

2022: The course is beginning to bite back and with the temperature soaring it may come down to who keeps their cool.

2018: Paul Casey hits five straight pars to put him within touching distance of an excellent round.

2014: Kenneth Ferrie and Phil Mickelson both par the first.

2012: After fantastic early scoring, Nick O'Hern goes back to seven over after another bogey on the tenth.

2010: Colin Montgomerie looks solid hitting another good approach to the third.

2005: The Pink Panther (Ian Poulter) bogeys the first following a poor drive.

2001: Jeff Sluman drops a shot to move back to six over par.

2000: The final group pairing of Phil Mickelson, ranked second in the world, and Kenneth Ferrie, ranked 102nd in the world, tee off to loud whoops. It's game on now.

1959: Adam Scott follows two bogeys with three birdies to move to seven over.

1956: Nick O'Hern bogeys nine to move back to six over.

1954: Colin Montgomerie pars the first to settle any final round nerves.

1950: The Pink Panther aka Ian Poulter tees off and shouts "fore left" as soon as the ball leaves his club.

1948: Colin Montgomerie gives himself a birdie opportunity with a great approach on the first.

1947: Five GB & Ireland golfers are in the top ten as the Winged Foot Golf Course sees a flurry of good scoring on the front nine.

1940: Colin Montgomerie and Vijay Singh tee off as David Howell double bogeys the 15th.

1939: Jeff Sluman moves to five over par with an eagle on the sixth.

1938: Luke Donald birdies the second to move to six over.

1934: Nick O'Hern is in blistering form adding yet another birdie to his score. He's tied for fourth now with six others on five over.

1933: Jim Furyk birdies the first to move into the group on five over par.

1931: Sweden's Peter Hedblom holes out from the bunker on the second to move to six over.

1929: Jose Maria Olazabal smacks his second shot into the hole on the par-four 12th and gives his caddie a knowing wink.

1926: In contention yesterday, Graeme McDowell starts badly with three bogies on the first four holes.

1924: Luke Donald begins his fourth round with a par. Just over half an hour now until the leaders tee off.

1918: Sweden's Henrik Stenson reaches the sixth green in one and slots home an eagle on the par four to move to seven over.

1917: Nick O'Hern is making an early move as he grabs another birdie at the eighth to move to six over.

1908: Nick O'Hern birdies the sixth to move to seven over.

1907: Paul Casey birdies the 10th after shooting 33 on the front nine, to move to three under for the day.

1853: Three birdies on the bounce for David Howell moving him to nine over.

1852: Darren Clarke goes round in 74, 18 over par for the championship.

1841: Stephen Gangluff's chances of making a 67 slip away as he makes successive bogeys on 16 and 17.

1835: David Howell birdies ten and 11 to move to ten over.

1825: Tim Herron will be happy to finish his round. He finished seven over for the day, a whopping 25 over in total. Players who missed the cut finished on ten over.

1820: England's Paul Casey follows up a birdie at the fourth with another at the sixth. He moves to two under for the day, nine over for the championship.

1817: Bo Van Pelt continues the birdie run at the fifth to go two under for the day.

1812: Australia's Nick O'Hern looks in good, er, nick as he birdies the first and moves to eight over.

1759: Paul Casey birdies the fourth to go one under for the day.

1754: Watch out for the Pink Panther. Ian Poulter has arrived at the course and does his best to blend in.

1753: Stephen Gangluff is on course for the round of the week with three successive pars. He's on course for a 67.

1746: Darren Clarke gets his round back on track with birdies at the 11th and 12th.

1736: Phil Mickelson is already out on the putting green, knocking in the putts in his favourite circular drill.

1732: Australia's Rod Pampling cards an impressive 33 on the front nine.

1725: American David Duval and fellow countryman Bo Van Pelt both birdie the opening hole.

1717: American Steve Gangluff birdies the tenth to go three under for the day.

1713: David Howell birdies the fourth and is one under for the day, 11 over for the championship.

1705: Jose Maria Olazabal get his fourth round off to a good start with a birdie.

1649: The fifth hole saw a flurry of eagles on Saturday and low scoring is once again proving possible on the par five. There have already been seven birdies today.

1646: Former US Open champion Ernie Els begins his round with a bogey. He's twelve over.

1634: David Howell begins his final round with a par to stay 12 over.

1619: American Stephen Gangluff birdies five and six to go two under for the day.

1610: Another bogey for Camilo Villegas on the fourth, he's 18 over par now.

1602: Colombia's Camilo Villegas picks up where he left off yesterday with some erratic shot making. He bogeys two of his first three holes to drop to 17 over.

1545: Darren Clarke's woes continue as he bogeys the first two holes.

1520: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke gets his final round away. Clarke had been challenging after the first two rounds but a 79 on Saturday has taken him out of the running.

1505: Tim Herron records a par at the first, but he is well out of contention at 18 over par.

England's Luke Donald is one of a group of players five shots back, who will feel they have a realistic chance of challenging. Donald will tee it up at 1910BST.

1450: Tim Herron gets the final round of the 2006 US Open under way playing on his own.

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