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Garcia wins Wyndham for first Tour title since '08

Sergio Garcia at the 2012 Wyndham Championship
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CRANS, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Bradley Dredge of Wales smiles on the 12th hole during the first round of the Omega European Masters at Crans-Sur-Sierre Golf Club on September 4, 2008 in Crans Montana, Switzerland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)  - 

Having to wait one more day to end a 4 ½-year winless drought on the PGA Tour?   

Sergio Garcia didn’t seem to mind a bit.

With an unrelenting performance on rain-softened Sedgefield Country Club, the Spaniard closed with 66 to win the Wyndham Championship on Monday for his eighth career Tour victory – and first since 2008. Perhaps more importantly, though, he assured himself a spot on the European Ryder Cup team.

Garcia finished at 18-under 262, two shots ahead of Tim Clark (67). Tour rookie Bud Cauley (68) was another shot behind, in solo third.

“It feels great,” Garcia said. “I’m very proud of the way I played coming in. I came through nicely, hit some good shots, and managed to pull off a win.”

The final round resumed at 9 a.m. ET amid overcast skies on a course softened by more than 2 inches of rain since Saturday evening. In lift, clean and place conditions, players continued to take aim in the final regular-season event of the season.

Garcia held a one-shot lead when the final round resumed Monday, and he padded his advantage with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on the back nine – including three consecutive on Nos. 15-17 – to move four shots ahead.

Everyone else just tried to keep pace.

Clark, who is rounding into form after elbow surgery last year, moved to 15 under with a birdie on No. 8, but his momentum stalled with nine consecutive pars before a closing birdie.

Cauley matched his best career finish on Tour, but he’ll rue early final-round bogeys, on Nos. 5-6, that left him too far behind Garcia.

Jason Dufner, already a two-time winner this season, hit his tee shot on the par-3 seventh – his second hole after the restart – into the hazard, leading to a double bogey. That ended his streak of 30 consecutive holes without a dropped shot, and he eventually finished in a tie for seventh.  

Chad Campbell (66), Jimmy Walker (67) and Carl Pettersson (68) each finished in a tie for fourth, five shots behind Garcia.