Garcia Wins Delayed Wyndham Championship, First Title Since 2008
Sergio Garcia had four birdies in his final six holes during the rain-delayed final round of the Wyndham Championship to capture his first U.S. PGA Tour title in more than four years.
It was the first U.S. PGA Tour title for Garcia, 32, since the Spaniard won the 2008 Players Championship.
Tim Clark was second at 16-under par at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, followed by Bud Cauley at 15-under par. Chad Campbell, Jimmy Walker and Carl Pettersson all tied for fourth, one stroke behind Cauley.
Final round play resumed this morning with Garcia holding a one-shot lead. There were 38 players on the course yesterday when the round was suspended, including 15 golfers who were within four shots of the lead.
Garcia used a local caddie for the tournament after ending his working relationship with long-time caddie Glen Murray in May. At the Wyndham Championship he employed David Faircloth, a part-time caddie who had worked during the event’s Pro-Am competition.
This is the final PGA Tour event before the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin 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.
Garcia is now ranked 33rd in FedEx Cup standings, according to the PGA Tour website. 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 was leading the standings heading into the Wyndham Championship.
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