Aaron Baddeley has won the Barbasol Championship, making it his first US PGA Tour victory since 2011.

While the world’s eyes were on The Open Championship at Royal Troon, Aaron Baddeley was teeing it up at the Barbasol Championship in his quest to secure his playing future on the US PGA Tour.

Playing on a past champion category with limited status, Baddeley opened with rounds of 70 and 76 to be 11 shots off the lead heading into the weekend.

The 35-year-old fired the best round of the day on Saturday, his 7-under 64 moving him up the leaderboard.

Starting the final round three shots of the lead, Baddeley fired 5-under 66 to finish regulation play tied for the lead with Korean Si Woo Kim.

It took four playoff holes for Baddeley to secure the victory with an incredible 28 foot birdie putt.

Leaping in the air, Baddeley was clearly elated to have won the tournament which will secure his future on the US PGA Tour and earns him a start in the US PGA Championship, the last Major of the year where fellow Aussie and world No.1 Jason Day is the defending champion.

The Barbasol Championship becomes Baddeley’s fourth US PGA Tour victory since he turned Professional in 2000.
Baddeley becomes the fourth Australian to win on the US PGA Tour this season after Adam Scott won The Honda Classic and WGC – Cadillac Champion