BETHESDA, Md. – Geoff Ogilvy is in position to be Geoff Ogilvy again.
The lanky, likable Australian signed for a 5-under-par 65 Friday and moved to 8 under through 36 holes of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. While the veteran knows it’s just the first two rounds, he sits squarely on the front page of the leaderboard, a location he hasn’t visited much as of late. For now, he’s two shots behind pace-setting David Lingmerth, who shot a bogey-free 65 to move to 10 under.
“If you had given me 5 under before I started, I would have obviously taken it. It’s a pretty tough course,” said Ogilvy, whose 65 matched his low round of the year. “I mean, it’s very doable if you’re hitting good shots. The greens are immaculate, and if you hit good putts, they’ll go in.’
“And it was the perfect morning to play golf.”
Unfortunately, Ogilvy has had a few restless nights for some time now. The winner of the 2006 U.S. Open and three World Golf Championships events was once…