Sergio Garcia Captures First Tour Title In 4 Years At Wyndham Championship

Sergio Garcia captures his first PGA Tour win in four years at the Wyndham Championship.

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Wyndham Championship 2012: Sergio Garcia Captures First Title In Four Years

On a day that has esclated into an important news day for the game of golf, Sergio Garcia has captured his first PGA Tour title in over four years by winning the 2012 Wyndham Championship by two-shots over the field.

Garcia rode a hot putter all tournament - which filtered over into Monday after play was suspended late Sunday afternoon in the final round - en route to an impressive 18-under par final score. His nearest competition came from Tim Clark (16-under), who had tied Garcia for the lead early on the back nine but failed to maintain his momentum. By the time players reached no. 18, Garcia had a three-shot cushion and still managed the victory despite making a bogey on the final hole.

Garcia's last win came at the 2008 Players Championship where he narrowly defeated Paul Goydos in extra holes. His victory Monday will all but solidify his position in the FedEx Cup Playoffs as well, which opens later this week at The Barclays at Bethpage Black in New York.

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Wyndham Championship 2012 Learderboard: Tim Clark Pulls Even With Sergio Garcia

As the final round of the 2012 Wyndham Championship resumed Monday morning, Sergio Garcia held a one-shot lead over the field. However, PGA Tour veteran Tim Clark has tied Garcia for the lead at 15-under par as both players make the turn.

Clark is 3-under for his round and is currently playing hole no. 11 on a rain-soaked Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Clark's continued hotstreak with his putter has put him into position to capture his first title of the season should he hold the lead.

Meanwhile, Garcia's putting has been equally as impressive this week. While only recording one birdie so far in his final round, Sergio has kept himself in contention for his first PGA Tour win in over four years. He is currently one hole behind Clark and playing in the final pairing of the day.

Check out the full 2012 Wyndham Championship leaderboard at Golf.com.

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Wyndham Championship 2012: TV Schedule, Tee Times, Pairings For Monday

Leader Sergio Garcia and company resume the suspended fourth round of the 2012 Wyndham Championship at 9 a.m. EST on Monday.

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Wyndham Championship 2012: Final Round Suspended, To Resume Monday

The fourth and final round of the 2012 Wyndham Championship has been suspended until Monday morning after rainfall at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. prevented the completion of the tournament.

Play will officially resume at 9 a.m. Eastern Time and will be broadcast on the Golf Channel.

Sergio Garcia currently leads with a score of -15, but still has 14 more holes to play in the final round. Three players are close behind him at -14: Tim Clark, Jason Dufner and Bud Cauley.

Only one player ranked in the top 25 on the leaderboard, American Chris Kirk, was able to fully complete his final round of golf, finishing nine under.

The purse for the Wyndham Championship is valued at $5,200,000. The winning share is $936,000.

For an updated look at the Wyndham Championship standings, check out the golf.com scoreboard.

Be sure to stay with this StoryStream for more Wyndham Championship coverage, and head over to SB Nation's golf hub for more coverage from around the tour as the season draws to a close.

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Wyndham Championship 2012: Carl Pettersson Fires 62 In Greensboro

Carl Pettersson, the victim of what he called a “little stupid rule” at last week’s PGA Championship, came roaring back on Thursday to fire an 8-under 62 in Thursday’s opening round of the Wyndham Championship. Pettersson, determined to leave Sunday’s two-stroke penalty for a hazard infringement behind, held the early clubhouse lead and a yearning to put himself in contention for the FedEx Cup, which is up for grabs starting next week.

“We've got an important stretch of golf now with the playoffs,” Pettersson told reporters Wednesday before going out and scoring eight birdies to come up one shot shy of Sedgefield Country Club’s course record, which he set during the 2008 Wyndham Championship. “This week is one of my favorite events on tour and looking forward to this week and the playoffs coming off.”

He was hardly alone, as a host of golfers -- including John Daly, who would cadge a playoff berth with a finish no worse than 13th this week -- had their eyes on the $10 million bonus that goes to the guy at the top of the leaderboard after four events that begin at The Barclays next Thursday.

Dustin Johnson, who was not in the Wyndham field as he prepared to defend his Barclays title, knew exactly what was at stake.

“I always want to win the FedExCup. For one, it's a nice purse,” he said during a conference call with reporters on Thursday. “I don't know anyone that could argue that they couldn't use that money, so that's one thing that's really cool about it.”

Pettersson, who shared third place at the PGA Tour’s final major of the season last week, would put himself in prime position to cash that check with a strong finish in Greensboro. Ninth in points coming in, he would play his way into the coveted top five with a win and its accompanying 500 FEC points.

Any of the golfers who starts the Tour Championship in the top five would hit the jackpot with a victory in the final playoff game.

About that two-stroke penalty that Pettersson incurred when his backswing in a hazard moved a nearby leaf? The 34-year-old with a dual U.S./Swedish citizenship conceded that echoes of the ruling spooked him a bit in his first time back on the field since violating Rule 13-4.

“I am a little gun shy now. I was in the hazard on 15. My ball was sitting up. I put the club about up here,” he said with a laugh, indicating a spot high above the ball, “the ball was down here.”

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