Marc Leishman has fallen agonisingly short of a first PGA Tour title in 12 months with Kevin Na finishing strongly to snare the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Australian Leishman carded a third successive round of five-under 65 to set the clubhouse lead at 19-under 261, along with Webb Simpson.
However, both were overtaken by a trio of late finishers at Waialae Country Club with Na holing a tap-in birdie putt on the par-5 18th to secure a one-shot victory.
Leishman, who started the day in a share of ninth, was even par at the turn in his final round but charged home to shoot 30 on the back nine.
After a superb 3-iron into the par-5 final hole, the Victorian had an opportunity to leap to the top of the leaderboard on his own.
Unfortunately for Leishman his eagle putt from 15 feet came up three feet short.
"I couldn't have hit (the approach) any better but the putt I would like that over again," the 37-year-old said.
"I've seen guys leave that short before on TV and I told myself don't leave it short, and it's a lot slower than I thought it was.
"I'm pretty disappointed with that but it's still a good week after the way I've been playing the last six or eight months and nice to get a sniff of the lead again."
The last of Leishman's five wins on the PGA tour came in January last year in San Diego.
Simpson matched the low score of the final round with a 64 while overnight leader Brendon Steele's 69 dropped him down to a share of fourth with his fellow American and Leishman.
Matt Jones was next best of the six-strong Aussie contingent to make the cut with his own six-under 64 shooting him up to 17-under and tied 11th.
Cameron Davis (66, 13-under) was tied for 31st, Adam Scott (66) and Aaron Baddeley closed their weeks at 11-under while defending champion Cameron Smith of Queensland faded to be tied for 62nd after a 71.
Three shots behind with six holes to play, Na birdied three straight holes from the 13th, after a three-putt bogey on the 12th, to take control of his destiny.
He carded a 65 for a 21-under 259 total to finish clear of Joaquin Niemann (65) and Chris Kirk (66).
The 37-year-old Na turned pro out of high school, didn't win until his eighth year on Tour, took seven more years to win again but has now won in four successive seasons.
"I think experience is the reason why I've been winning," he said.
"When you do it again, you know it seems like the next one comes easier ... I think more about winning since I've been winning more often."