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U.S. Open Golfer Predicts 'Complete Disaster' At Olympic Club

Joe Ogilvie posted a final-round 9-over 79 on Sunday at The Olympic Club, the worst final round so far at the 112th running of the U.S. Open. And he's predicting things will get worse.

That's what Ogilvie tweeted about USGA executive director Mike Davis after ending his week at 23-over (DFL, as of 5 p.m. ET), after 10 bogeys and one birdie in his final round. Ogilvie added that the pin position on No. 18 might lead to the "most tragic finish in championship golf" before conceding that he might have "no clue."

Following the 2004 Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., many players complained about the dried out greens that forced officials to water the putting surfaces repeatedly. Tiger Woods, then at the top of his game, scored a final-round 76 on Sunday when the nearly-unplayable track yielded an average score of 78.72.

Ogilvie was certainly not the only golfer on the course struggling with Sunday’s conditions, which were likely to worsen as the fog rolled in from the Pacific and temperatures dropped. A double-bogey, four bogeys, and a birdie through 15 holes had reigning PGA champ Keegan Bradley at 16-over for the week. Bradley’s mentor, Phil Mickelson, was 4-over for his day after eight holes and 12-over for the tournament.

Fans can follow along with the action at The Olympic Club with the 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard from USOpen.com.

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