The birth of Geoff Ogilvy's first child could prevent the United States Open champion from chasing a coveted match play double later this year.
Ogilvy wants to add the World Match Play title at Wentworth to the World Golf Championship (WGC) crown he won in Carlsbad, California, in February but family matters may get in the way.
"I love Wentworth, I love that tournament," the Australian said yesterday after finishing his challenge at Royal Liverpool with a 72 for a six-under-par total of 282.
"It would be really cool to do the double of the new World Match Play and the old World Match Play. The only reason I wouldn't be there is it is three or four weeks before my wife is due. It depends on the baby, who might want to come early."
The prestigious Wentworth event, which has been around since 1964, starts on September. 14. The WGC equivalent started seven years ago.
Ogilvy said the attention he had received at Hoylake after his US Open victory at Winged Foot last month did not help his efforts.
The 29-year-old from Adelaide said: "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, with all the congratulations, it was hard to get anything done on the practice range, to walk anywhere without something going on. It is fun but it took me two hours to do what would normally take me half an hour to do on the range."
Ogilvy plans to take a week off before going back to the US Tour to play at the Buick Open in Michigan on August. 3. "I am tired at the moment but I want to play the Buick and see how we go," he said. nA man was ejected by police after throwing purple powder on to the 18th green yesterday.
Boos rang around the three main stands as the man ran on to the putting surface but he was quickly restrained and marched off the course by three police officers.
A statement from the Royal and Ancient read: "A member of the public has been ejected for unruly behaviour."
Sergio Garcia, who was playing the final hole alongside Tiger Woods, was disappointed to see the Open - and the world No 1's march to an eleventh major - spoiled.
The Spaniard said: "We didn't see the person who threw it but it is very disappointing to see that happen in a championship like this, the best championship in the world. You have got an unbelievable championship and unbelievable crowds but it didn't affect me at all - I wasn't putting through the paint anyway."