Monday finish at Greensboro
Sergio Garcia’s hopes of ending his PGA Tour drought will continue for at least one more day.
Sergio Garcia’s hopes of ending his PGA Tour drought will continue for at least one more day after the Wyndham Championship was forced into a fifth day because of poor weather.
The Spaniard, who hasn’t won in America in four years, led by one shot at 15-under-par with 14 holes remaining when play was suspended in mid-afternoon on Sunday due to rain.
South African Tim Clark, who bogeyed the par five fifth to drop one shot behind Garcia, is tied for second with Americans Jason Dufner and Bud Cauley.
Garcia was one of 38 players – more than half of the field – still on the Sedgefield course in Greensboro when play was suspended at 3.10pm local time.
After waiting for over two hours for the weather to clear, officials finally decided to call off play for the day and bring the players back at 9am local time – 2pm BST – on Monday.
“It started raining and just wouldn’t stop,” said Mark Russell, the Tour’s vice-president of rules and competition.
“The golf course got to the point where it was saturated. We got to a point where we knew we couldn’t finish… so we made a decision that we would let it drain tonight, come back in the morning and be in position to resume at 9.”
Besides ending his PGA Tour drought with victory in North Carolina, Garcia is hoping to secure a sixth appearance in Europe’s Ryder Cup team.
The 32-year-old, whose last win was the 2008 Players Championship, needs to finish in the top three to move into a qualifying position for the tournament in Chicago.
“It’s going to be a long day,” Garcia said.
“There’s nothing you can do. The weather is one thing we can’t control so it’s a case of being patient. We’ll see what happens.”
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