Sergio Garcia’s Ryder Cup hopes have improved after securing a place in the FedEx Cup final.
Following his play in the BMW Championship, Sergio Garcia secured a Tour Championship spot and improved his Ryder Cup chances.
Sergio Garcia appeared to have rediscovered his form just in time, as his strong performance in the BMW Championship won him a spot in the Tour Championship while also strengthening his Ryder Cup chances.
Garcia finished with a three-under-par 69 in the final round, putting him in a tie for sixth place with former Masters champion Dustin Johnson at 20-under for the tournament.
After birdies at one and four, as well as a spectacular eagle three at the par five second, the Spaniard found himself four-under-par through the first four holes of Sunday’s final round.
However, the 2017 Masters champion’s quick start came to an end when he got himself into trouble in the green-side bunker on the short par-four fifth, resulting in a painful double bogey.
Garcia rebounded on the back nine after a slowdown in his fourth and final round, making three crucial birdies to move into the top 30 of the FedEx Cup standings and secure a spot in next week’s Tour Championship for the first time in four years.
“It’s extremely exciting,” the Spaniard said of the chance to play in next week’s lucrative play-off finale at East Lake. “Obviously, after last week, I placed myself in a difficult position, but you know, I showed a lot of courage this week.
“I played some wonderful golf, and coming back after what happened on five, not giving up and playing as hard as I did on the final three holes, the two up and downs and makes on 16 and 18 were very nice.”
Along with addressing his positives, the 41-year-old also discussed his bunker issues beginning on the fifth hole, where a terrible double bogey put an end to a promising start.
“I mean, I didn’t have the best of lies, and it was sorta downward, and I just wanted to keep going,” he continued. I didn’t want to miss it by 10 or 12 feet because I was off to such a terrific start; I wanted to give myself another birdie and keep going.
“It came out a tad too soft, just hit the lip, and then came back.”Brinkwire Summary News”.