Geoff Ogilvy must love the playoffs volatility

September, 1, 2014

NORTON, Mass. -- "The best part about this [playoff] format I think is the variations and the fluctuations and the projections of where you're going to finish ... There's a bunch of guys sitting out there at 68th to 73rd flipping out and they don't know if they're playing yet."

That comment came from Geoff Ogilvy after he shot his second consecutive round of 65 on Monday that secured his spot in this week's BMW Championship, which is the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Ogilvy missed the cut last week at the playoffs opener -- the Barclays -- and thought he was not teeing it up again until October when the 2014-15 season kicks off. That Sunday evening after the Barclays concluded, he learned he was last man in to the Deutsche Bank Championship as No. 100 out of 100.

The Aussie's tie for second this week at TPC Boston not only gets him into the BMW Championship, but projects him at 24th on the FedEx Cup points list, meaning a middle-of-the-pack finish this week at Cherry Hills (the BMW is a no-cut event) could easily take him all the way to the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

It's not quite "from the outhouse to the penthouse," but close enough that, when asked if he brought enough clothes, Ogilvy said, "I'm going to need to find a laundry, but I'll work it out."

Michael Collins

ESPN Senior Writer