Former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy relishing Augusta return

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Former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy is looking forward to taking part in the Masters in April after missing the tournament for the last two years.

The 37-year-old Australian confirmed his place at Augusta six months ago and has been eagerly anticipating the first Major of the year ever since.

Ogilvy, who won the US Open in 2006 at New York’s Winged Foot Golf Club, will step up his preparations for the Masters by taking part in the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship this week at Trump Doral’s Blue Monster Course, the scene of one of his three WGC titles.

Ogilvy has not had a top-25 finish so far in 2015 and knows it will be tough to improve that record as this week’s tournament has attracted a top-class field.

Just 74 players are playing in the tournament, including all of the world’s top 50, but Ogilvy has form at the Cadillac Championship, having won it in 2008.

He said: “The course wasn’t really as monstrous when I won here seven years ago, it is different now.

“But whenever you go back to a place where you’ve won or done well at you just feel better on the first tee. I’m looking forward to the week for sure.

“I am ready and pretty excited for the Masters too. Missing it for two years sucked, especially the first year when Adam Scott won. That was brutal. But the closer I get to returning the more excited I get.”

Rory McIlroy is 6.50 to win the Cadillac Championship while Bubba Watson can be backed at 15.00.

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