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Ogilvy sixth in world after Hawaii win

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  • Geoff Ogilvy wins season-opening Mercedes-Benz golf in Hawaii by 6 shots
  • Australian climbs five places to sixth in world rankings following his victory
  • Ogilvy, 31, clear of Anthony Kim and Davis Love III who both closed with 67
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(CNN) -- Geoff Ogilvy surged five places to sixth in the world following his six-stroke triumph at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii on Sunday.

Australian Geoff Ogilvy rediscovered his touch on Hawaii to triumph by six shots in the season-opener.

Australian Geoff Ogilvy rediscovered his touch on Hawaii to triumph by six shots in the season-opener.

The Australian entered the final round at Kapalua's Plantation Course with a six shot lead, but made a poor start saw his advantage whittled down to just one after eight holes.

Ogilvy, 31, had bogeys at the first two holes and dropped two more shots before fighting back with an eagle at the ninth -- and playing a seven-hole stretch in seven-under-par.

He reeled off a run of four birdies from the 12th to fly away from the field with a closing five-under-par 68 leaving him at 24-under -- clear of Anthony Kim and Davis Love III who closed with 67s.

Sean O'Hair fired the day's best round of eight-under 65 to move up to fourth on 17 under, a shot ahead of Justin Leonard (70).

South Africa's Ernie Els (67) shared sixth with American trio Zach Johnson (67), Kenny Perry (70) and DJ Trahan (71) on 15 under.

Open and U.S. PGA champion Padraig Harrington, meanwhile, moved up from fourth to third in the world without competing.

Harrington launches his 2009 campaign in Abu Dhabi this week, but because the rankings are calculated over a rolling two-year period he has moved ahead of Phil Mickelson.

Number two Sergio Garcia is also in the Middle East and he and Harrington are looking to close the gap on Tiger Woods, whose long injury lay-off has given both the chance to claim the top spot in the next few months.

Top 20 in the world rankings: 1 Tiger Woods 11.36pts, 2 Sergio Garcia 7.88, 3 Padraig Harrington 6.71, 4 Phil Mickelson 6.71, 5 Vijay Singh 6.54, 6 Geoff Ogilvy 5.31, 7 Robert Karlsson 4.95, 8 Camilo Villegas 4.75, 9 Anthony Kim 4.74, 10 Ernie Els 4.61 11 Lee Westwood 4.59, 12 Henrik Stenson 4.58, 13 Jim Furyk 4.29, 14 Kenny Perry 3.92, 15 Steve Stricker 3.76, 16 Stewart Cink 3.74, 17 KJ Choi 3.71, 18 Adam Scott 3.71, 19 Justin Rose 3.40, 20 Trevor Immelman 3.39

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