Sergio Garcia seals Ryder Cup spot with Wyndham victory

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia secured an automatic place in Europe's Ryder Cup team by winning the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina by two shots.

The tournament finished on Monday after heavy rain over the weekend.

The Spaniard, 32, resumed one in front with 14 holes to play, and led with American Chad Campbell and South African Tim Clark on the 13th tee.

Birdies at four of the next five holes helped to secure his eighth PGA Tour win and sixth Ryder Cup cap.

It was his first PGA Tour victory since the 2008 Players Championship.

He had needed to win or come second in North Carolina to seal his place in Jose Maria Olazabal's Ryder Cup side.

Ryder Cup holders Europe face United States at Medinah Country Club, Chicago, from 28-30 September.

Nine of the 10 automatic qualifiers are now known - Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Paul Lawrie, Francesco Molinari, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Peter Hanson and Garcia.

Olazabal also has two wildcards to hand out, with one looking likely to go to Ian Poulter after he missed qualifying due to Garcia's Wyndham victory.

Garcia, yet to win a major, has been one of the European Tour's most consistent performers.

He is a veteran of four Ryder Cups, and has been on the winning side three times, contributing a highly impressive 16 points from 24 matches.

At Celtic Manor in 2010 he was one of four vice-captains under Colin Montgomerie.

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