Ogilvy wins first title since 2010 at Barracuda

Geoff Ogilvy has won the Barracuda Championship for his eighth PGA Tour title and first since 2010, scoring five points in the modified Stableford event with an eagle on the par-5 13th and pulling away for a five-point victory.

The 37-year-old Australian was making his first appearance at Montreux since 2002 after failing to qualify for the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational.

Geoff Ogilvy Geoff Ogilvy holds the Barracuda Championship trophy after securing his first title since 2010 (Credit: Getty Images)

Ogilvy, the 2006 US Open winner, recorded birdies on the par-4 14th and par-5 18th to finish with 49 points with American Justin Hicks second with 44 points. Ogilvy had 14 points in the final round with the eagle, five birdies and a bogey.

The victory was significant for Ogilvy, who has been winless on the PGA Tour for four years during a period in which his world ranking had slipped outside the top-100 and questions raised regarding his form.

The 2006 US Open winner will now take his place in next week’s PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky and has extended his exemption on the PGA Tour a further two years.

Before Sunday’s victory, Ogilvy was in serious danger of missing the PGA Tour playoffs for the first time since their inception in 2007. He had also had missed nine cuts in 20 starts this year and was yet to post a top-10 for the first time in his 13 years on the PGA Tour.

Ogilvy becomes the sixth Australian to win on the PGA Tour this year behind Jason Day, Adam Scott, Matt Jones, John Senden and Steven Bowditch.