Baddeley carded a 71 on Sunday to finish in a tie for seventh, four shots behind winner Graeme McDowell who finished at 18-under for the tournament.

It's Baddeley's third top-10 finish of the 2019 season.

Northern Irishman McDowell secured a one-stroke victory, edging out American Chris Stroud and Canadian Mackenzie Hughes at Puntacana Resort.

"This is big for the people who stood by me the last few years because it's been a rough few years," McDowell told Golf Channel.

He reached as high as fourth in the world back in 2011, but arrived in the Dominican Republic ranked a lowly 257th.

RIGHT: McDowell claimed his first victory on the PGA Tour since 2015. PHOTO: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images.

McDowell shot a closing 69 to finish at 18-under-par 270 for his fourth victory on the PGA Tour, and his first since 2015.

He was already exempt for June's US Open at Pebble Beach, where he enjoyed the biggest moment of his career by winning the 2010 championship.

One of McDowell's big goals this year is to get into the Open Championship at Royal Portrush in his homeland.

Baddeley, who was near the top of the leaderboard throughout the event, adds this performance to his impressive start to the season.

The 38-year-old Victorian finished in a tie for second at the Puerto Rico Open in February and in a tie for fourth at the Safeway Open in October.