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August 19 2012

10:59 PM

Garcia: Monday will require patience

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sergio Garcia spent the weather delay playing cards in the locker room.

Now he'll have to wait until Monday at 9 a.m. to see what kind of luck he has on the golf course when the final round of the Wyndham Championship resumes.

Garcia, who owns sole possession of the lead at 15 under, has just hit his second shot on the par-5 fifth. He owns a one-stroke lead over his playing partner Bud Cauley and the two men in the penultimate group, Jason Dufner and Tim Clark.

"There's nothing you can do," Garcia said philosophically. "Definitely the weather is one thing we can't control, so yeah, just kind of be patient and we'll see."

Clark had actually been tied for the lead with Garcia before missing the fairway at the par-5 fifth, laying up and then coming up short of the green with his third. He chipped on and missed a 15-footer for par but said the weather didn't contribute to the bogey. 

"One of those things," Clark said. "It really didn't have much to do with the rain but when we're in the sixth fairway that's when they had to call it.  Water was running down the fairways and pooling on the greens. I wouldn't say that rain affected anyone in a negative way while we were still playing."

Clark, who has two ties for sixth in the Wyndham Championship, one of which came at Sedgefield, said he likes when the course plays firm and fast. Playing lift, clean and place on Sunday helped the man who ranks 188th in driving distance, though.

"I think it would have really hurt me had it been playing it down because then you're dealing with mud on the ball and all sort of wet lies," Clark said. "So, that kind of negates the fact that it's wet.
   
"It's going to obviously be sopping wet tomorrow. The ball will be running nowhere. It changes the course a little bit for me. The greens will be a little bit softer. I may be coming in some with longer clubs tomorrow. The greens will be holding. A little bit easier."

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