Sergio Garcia is skipping the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs, in an effort to rest up for the final two legs of the PGA Tour’s postseason.
Garcia, along with Rory McIlroy and two others, skipped this week’s The Barclays, the playoff opener for the top 125 players on the regular season FedEx Cup points list.
The field will be reduced to 100 for the Deutsche Bank, which completes on Labor Day Monday at TPC Boston. Garcia, who entered the playoffs at 31st in points, won’t be a part of that either, according to Golf Channel. This will mark the third time in four years that Garcia is not competing in the second of four FedEx Cup playoff events.
After the Deutsche Bank, the playoffs take a one-week break. So, after a four-week rest following the PGA Championship, Garcia will make his playoff debut at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms near Chicago, which will host the top 70 players in the standings.