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Sergio Garcia books Ryder Cup spot with victory in the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina

Updated: Monday, 20 Aug 2012 17:17 | Comments

Sergio Garcia has claimed his place in the European Ryder Cup team
Sergio Garcia has claimed his place in the European Ryder Cup team

Sergio Garcia produced a brilliant performance to clinch a sixth Ryder Cup cap - and leave Ian Poulter needing a wild card for the second time in three matches.

Garcia won the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina by two shots after the tournament spilled into a Monday finish because of heavy weekend rain.

He resumed one in front with 14 holes to play, but stood on the 13th tee sharing the lead with American Chad Campbell and South African Tim Clark.

Then came birdies at four of the next five holes and a closing bogey secured the 32-year-old Spaniard his eighth PGA Tour victory, but first since the 2008 Players Championship.

Poulter had moved into the 10th and last automatic qualifying spot with his joint third place finish at the USPGA Championship, but looks a certainty for one of captain Jose Maria Olazabal's two picks next Monday.

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