DORAL, Fla. Even someone like former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy can acknowledge being a bit mesmerized by seeing Tiger Woods win tournament after tournament after tournament.
"It's quite fun to watch," Ogilvy said.
Sure, but it doesn't compare to beating Woods especially when the world's No. 1 hasn't lost in six months.
Ogilvy won the CA Championship on Monday, saving a round that seemed in peril with a chip-in for par at the 13th hole and going on to claim his second victory in a World Golf Championship event. And not only did Ogilvy take down Tiger, he did it at Doral, where Woods had won each of the past three years.
So much for that perfect-season talk. The streak is over.
"It was going to end at some point," Ogilvy said. "I'm very glad that I did it. It's a nice place to do it, too, because he's obviously owned this place for the last few years. He just had one of those weeks."
A final round of 1-under 71 with nothing but nine pars Monday was enough for Ogilvy to finish at 17 under, one shot better than Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh, who all closed with 68s in the rain-delayed tournament. Woods was fifth at 15 under, losing for the first time in six PGA Tour starts and seven official ones worldwide, not counting his win at the Target World Challenge.
"As players, it's nice to see somebody else lift a trophy for a change," Goosen said.
With the win, Ogilvy joined select company only Woods (15) and Darren Clarke (two) have more than one WGC title.
"People don't really understand, you need to have something happen, a positive thing happen to you out there in order to win tournaments," Woods said. "I heard Geoff bladed one in the hole for par. That's what you need to have happen. Those are the things that have happened to me, and things weren't going that way this week."