The par-3 sixth claimed another former Georgia Bulldog. On Friday, it was Bubba Watson who took a triple-bogey 6 that removed him from the first page of the leaderboard. And Saturday it was Kirk’s turn to find East Lake with his tee shot. His double-bogey 5 dropped him precipitously down a crowded board and, like Watson, severally wounded his chance to claim the top $10 million FedEx Cup bonus. Playing the other 17 holes in 1 under, going bogey free the last 12 holes, Kirk finished the day five off the lead. At least he got to go back to his own bed in Milton to regroup.
Ogilvy has earned the dubious title of The Lonely Man in this Tour Championship. Once the twosomes were determined by score after the first round, he’s been the 29th man in a 29-man field. That meant going out first and going out alone. Good news: He’s done quickly. Bad news: He got that early tee time with back-to-back 77s on Thursday and Friday. At least Saturday, after producing only three birdies in the first two rounds, he produced two more. At 17 over, he’ll go it alone again Sunday, blowing through one last round before picking up $310,000 in tournament and FedEx Cup bonus money.