Harrington tied ninth in Japan
 Pádraig Harrington. Picture: Getty

Pádraig Harrington. Picture: Getty

Pádraig Harrington ended a miserable run of four missed cuts in a row (and six from his previous seven starts) when he clinched a share of ninth in the ISPS Global Golf Cup in Japan.

The Dubliner, 44, carded four rounds in the 60s for the first time since he finished second to Ross Fisher in the 2010 Irish Open at Killarney, closing with a two under 69.

Ending a week that gifted him an Olympic Games ticket following decisions by Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell not to make themselves available for Rio, Harrington finished on 12 under par alongside Victor Dubuisson and Sang-Hyun Park, earning ¥2,830,00 (€24,800).

 Jun-Won PARK

Jun-Won PARK

It’s the world No 167’s first top 10 finish since he tied for sixth in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii five and a half months ago.

South Koream Park Jun-won, the world No. 432, claimed his first Japan Golf Tour title when he beat Argentiana’s Emiliano Grillo in a playoff after they tied on 17 under 267.

Jun-won emerged champion after he birdied the first playoff hole while world No 47 Grillo could only manage a par.

South African Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 US Masters champion, finished joint fifth on 13-under 271 after a 69 at  Tokinodai Country Club in Ishikawa Prefecture.

ISPS HANDA Global Cup 2016

Detailed scores

1 -17 Jun-Won PARK -5 FIN 66 67 68 66 267 ¥20,000,000
2 -17 Emiliano GRILLO -3 FIN 65 67 67 68 267 ¥10,000,000

3 -15 Brad KENNEDY -4 FIN 68 69 65 67 269 ¥5,800,000
-15 Thanyakon KHRONGPHA -2 FIN 66 67 67 69 269 ¥5,800,000 

5 -13 @Curtis LUCK -7 FIN 70 68 69 64 271¥0
-13 Michael HENDRY -6 FIN 68 66 72 65 271 ¥3,633,333
-13 Tetsuji HIRATSUKA -5 FIN 69 66 70 66 271 ¥3,633,333
-13 Charl SCHWARTZEL -2 FIN 68 67 67 69 271 ¥3,633,333

9 -12 Padraig HARRINGTON -2 FIN 66 69 68 69 272¥2,830,000
-12 Victor DUBUISSON -1 FIN 68 68 66 70 272 ¥2,830,000
-12 Sang-Hyun PARK  0 FIN 63 69 69 71 272¥2,830,000