Date: August 04, 2014
Author: Golf Australia / Agencies

Ogilvy ends PGA Tour drought in Nevada

<image="1" align="left" />

Australia's Geoff Ogilvy has booked his place at this week's US PGA Championship at Valhalla after the Victorian ended his four-year PGA Tour title drought when he won the Barracuda Championship on Sunday in Reno, Nevada.

The win is Ogilvy's eighth PGA Tour title and first since he won the SBS Championship in 2010, scoring five points with an eagle on the par-5 13th and pulling away for a five-point victory in the modified Stableford event.

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 entered the week with only two top-25 finishes this season and was 151st in the FedEx Cup standings.

Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champion, birdied on the par-4 14th and par-5 18th to finish on 49 points. He had 14 points in the final round with the eagle, five birdies and a bogey.

Players received eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.

He earned $540,000 and a spot next week in the PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky.

Australia's Rod Pampling also enjoyed a strong finish to move into fifth place while Greg Chalmers, Bronson La'Cassie and Oliver Goss also made the cut in Reno.

American Justin Hicks finished second at 44 points after an 18-point day.

John Huh and Jonathan Byrd tied for third at 37. They each had 11-point rounds.

Nick Watney, three points behind Ogilvy entering the final day after leading after each of the first two rounds, tied for eighth at 34 points. He had three birdies and four bogey in a two-point round.

Ogilvy had 14 points in the first round, 16 in the second and seven in the third.