The Nike tour's leading money winner spent an hour with his idol, multibillionaire investor Warren Buffett, at last month's Omaha Classic. "I didn't get any tips, though," says Ogilvie. "Every time I mentioned stocks, he changed the subject."
Ogilvie, 24, has won $134,513 in 1998 after finishing 42nd at last week's Nike Permian Basin Open in Odessa, Texas. The Duke economics grad, whose two wins this year put him within one victory of a battlefield promotion to the PGA Tour, calls Buffett his hero "because he doesn't deviate from his game plan for success. That's how I try to play golf." If the game doesn't lead him to easy street, Ogilvie may take the Wall Street route. "I thought I'd be a stockbroker in New York by now," he says. Despite his passion for the market, though, he has yet to invest his earnings. Like the Omaha Oracle, he sees few bargains on the big board: "Stocks have been overpriced, but I am looking at Boeing and Disney."