For the first time in four years, Sergio Garcia is a winner on the PGA Tour and a member of the European Ryder Cup team.
Garcia returned to Sedgefield C.C. in Greensboro, N.C., on Monday along with the field still yet to finish the Wyndham Championship. It was worth the wait through a play-canceling rain delay on Sunday.
The Spaniard played the final 13 holes of the tournament in 5 under par to pull away from the field and win by two shots over Tim Clark. Carding a final-round 66, Garcia posted a 18-under total.
Garcia earned 42 world ranking points with the victory, improving to third on the European Ryder Cup world points list. The top five players from that list, not already qualified through European Tour money earned, make the team. With just one week to go in qualifying, Garcia is assured of a spot on the dozen-man team heading to Medinah next month.
Two years ago, Garcia missed the Ryder Cup team as a player for the first time in his career. He arrived at Celtic Manor as a somewhat impromptu vice-captain, helping encourage his peers to a close victory in Wales.
This is the first PGA Tour win for Garcia since the 2008 Players Championship. He won twice, in consecutive weeks, in Spain on the European Tour last season.
Bud Cauley finished third at 15 under, while Chad Campbell, Jimmy Walker and Carl Pettersson finished tied for fourth at 14 under par.