Playing for his PGA Tour card, Aaron Baddeley has won the Barbasol Championship on the fourth playoff hole ensuring he will stay on the world’s most lucrative golf tour for a few more years yet.
While world golf had its eyes fixed on Royal Troon, Aaron Baddeley was playing the Barbasol Championship on a past-champion exemption. Swing issues have plagued Baddeley for many years and has struggled to maintain any consistency for more than a few weeks.
A slow start saw Baddeley make the cut 11 shots behind the leaders at the RTJ Trail Grand National golf course in Alabama. However the two-time Australian Open champion put his foot down over the weekend to card round of 64 and 66 to get him into a playoff with South Korea’s Si Woo Kim.
Both players traded pars for three sudden-death playoff holes before Baddeley rolled in a 24-foot birdie putt on the fourth to (quite literally) run to victory.