Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Sergio Garcia’s pursuit of his first U.S. PGA Tour title in more than four years was pushed to an extra day when rain washed out final-round play at golf’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Garcia holds a one-shot lead over Tim Clark, Jason Dufner and Bud Cauley in the final PGA Tour event before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Garcia was 1-under par through four holes in yesterday’s final round before heavy rains halted play at Sedgefield Country Club.
The tournament resumes today at 9 a.m. local time, the tour’s first Monday finish since the 2011 Phoenix Open. There are 38 players still on the course, with 15 within four shots of Garcia, who is 15-under par overall and seeking his first victory since the 2008 Players Championship.
“The weather is one thing we can’t control,” Garcia told reporters when asked how the delay might affect players. “Just kind of be patient and we’ll see.”
Chad Campbell, Bill Haas, Jimmy Walker and Harris English are 12-under par, while Davis Love III is among the eight players tied at 11 under. Another six players are 10 under, including defending champion Webb Simpson.
The delay will give some players less time to prepare for the FedEx Cup playoffs, which start Aug. 23 with The Barclays tournament at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, New York. The top 125 golfers in the FedEx Cup point standings qualify for the first playoff event.
The playoffs, which were formed in 2007, offer $35 million in total bonus money to golfers based on their finish in the season-long competition, including $10 million to the FedEx Cup winner. Tiger Woods currently leads the standings.
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