Garcia takes third-round lead in Wyndham
- By Golf Channel Digital
- Aug 18, 2012 6:00 PM ET
Sergio Garcia, winless on the PGA Tour since 2008 and fighting for a guaranteed spot on the European Ryder Cup team, fired a 4-under 66 on Saturday at Sedgefield Country Club to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.
Garcia, who is at 14 under par, followed up his Friday 63, his lowest round in 10 years. Even if he doesn’t make the European Ryder Cup team on points, he is a certain captain’s pick.
Garcia, 32, hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since the 2008 Players Championship. He did win twice in Europe in October 2011 – the Castello Masters and Andalucia Masters.
Tied for second at 13 under are South African Tim Clark (67) and rookie Bud Cauley (66), the former University of Alabama star. Carl Pettersson (68), the Swede who went to North Carolina State (where he roomed with Clark), Harris English (68) and Jason Dufner (63) share fourth place at minus-12.
Davis Love III, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain, is tied for seventh at 11 under after a 66.
Defending champion Webb Simpson bogeyed two holes coming down the stretch and is at 10 under.
With an steady performance at Sedgefield, Sergio Garcia won the Wyndham Championship on Monday for his first PGA Tour victory since 2008. Read More
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