Geoff Ogilvy ended his four-year PGA Tour drought when he won the Barracuda Championship in Reno by five points from Justin Hicks.
But Padraig Harrington slipped 10 spots to tied 47th as he made just three points in the final round of the modified stableford event which gives eight points for an albatross, five for an eagle, two for a birdie, nothing for a par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.
Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champion, had 14 points in the final round with the eagle, five birdies and a bogey but while Harrington followed early birdies at the 14th and 15th — his fifth and sixth — with another at the second, a double bogey six at the sixth sent him careering down the leaderboard at Montreax Golf and Country Club.
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.
He earned $540,000 and a spot next week in the PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ogilvy had rounds scores of 16-7-12-14 as Harrington compiled points tallies of 10-7-2-3.