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NO ORDINARY JOE
FRANZ LIDZ
May 09, 2011
Joe Ogilvie turned pro in 1996, and although he has won only once on the PGA Tour, he has piled up $9,330,429 in earnings. Just as important, Ogilvie has excelled at making cuts—the recipe for cashing in on the Tour's pension plan. Ogilvie, who became vested in the plan in 2004, gets $3,800 for every cut he has made since then, a sum that doubles for every cut made after the 15th in a season. To this point, based on cuts made alone, the Tour has contributed about $500,000 to Ogilvie's account, and with his plan's investments Ogilvie projects that he will take a nest egg of $2 million or more with him when he leaves the Tour sometime in the next six years.
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May 09, 2011

No Ordinary Joe

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Year Starts 1 2 3 Top 10 Cuts Made
1996 1 - - - - 0
1997     Failed Q school    
1998 1 - - - - 0
1999 31 - - - 2 14
2000 30 - - - 3 17
2001 34 - - - - 20
2002 20 - - - - 5
2003 1 - - - - 0
2004 32 - 1 1 4 20
2005 30 - 2 - 5 21
2006 29 - - 1 3 18
2007 31 1 - - 2 19
2008 29 - - - 4 22
2009 29 - - - 1 15
2010 32 - - - 1 17
2011 8 - - - - 4
Totals 338 1 3 2 25 192

Joe Ogilvie turned pro in 1996, and although he has won only once on the PGA Tour, he has piled up $9,330,429 in earnings. Just as important, Ogilvie has excelled at making cuts—the recipe for cashing in on the Tour's pension plan. Ogilvie, who became vested in the plan in 2004, gets $3,800 for every cut he has made since then, a sum that doubles for every cut made after the 15th in a season. To this point, based on cuts made alone, the Tour has contributed about $500,000 to Ogilvie's account, and with his plan's investments Ogilvie projects that he will take a nest egg of $2 million or more with him when he leaves the Tour sometime in the next six years.

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