World No.525 Brendon Todd ended five years of frustration on Sunday when he shot a career best nine-under 62 to win the inaugural Bermuda Championship PGA Tour event by four strokes.
Rod Pampling was the best-placed Australian in a tie for 31st and 15 shots off the lead, but another Australian was central to Todd's second PGA Tour victory of an up-and-down career.
Winner of the 2014 Byron Nelson, Todd climbed to 42nd in the world rankings before losing his PGA Tour card in 2016.
"Ball-striking yips. Hitting a 4-iron like 50 yards right out of play every round and I did that for like two years," Todd told Global Golf Post in May.
He missed 37 of 41 cuts from 2016-18 before regaining his PGA Tour card this year.
“A year ago I wasn't sure if I was going to keep playing, so it's really special to get this win this soon.” – Brendon Todd
Along the way he read a book by Australian golfer Bradley Hughes and began working with the writer and swing guru.
"I went and saw him and it's just kind of been a home run ever since," Todd said in the May interview.
Still, Sunday's sparking performance was not expected.
After rounds of 68, 63 and 67, Todd began the final day two strokes behind fellow American Harry Higgs.
Following a par at his opening hole, the American made seven birdies in a row, completing the turn in 29 strokes after a par at the 9th.
Birdies at the 10th, 11th and 15th added to dream round before a bogey at the last.
"A year ago I wasn't sure if I was going to keep playing, so it's really special to get this win this soon," the 34-year-old Todd told Golf Channel.
"I'm just overcome with emotion."
Higgs needed a comeback to finish second, four shots behind Todd.