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The Tour Report

September 15 2012

1:00 PM

FedExCup preview: Sergio Garcia

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The top 30 in FedExCup points are headed to East Lake for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Here’s a look at Sergio Garcia, one of the 30 players who will contend for the FedExCup title.

SCENARIOS TO WIN FEDEXCUP: For Garcia to win the FedExCup, he MUST win the TOUR Championship and have the following scenarios fall into place:
> Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a 3-way tie for 6th or worse
> Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes T-4 or worse
> Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a 4-way tie for 2nd or worse
> Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a 3-way tie for 2nd or worse
> Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse
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SEASON IN REVIEW: Garcia ended a four-year PGA TOUR victory drought in a big way when he won the Wyndham Championship, the final event of the Regular Season, and played his way onto the European Ryder Cup team. The Spaniard nearly made it two-in-a-row, taking the lead into the final round of The Barclays only to be passed by Nick Watney and finish third. Garcia took the next week off and returned to the Playoffs to tie for 24th at the BMW Championship. -- Helen Ross

PATH TO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Here’s a look at Garcia's results in the first three events of the 2012 FedExCup Playoffs:
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PREVIOUS FEDEXCUP FINISHES: Here is how Garcia has finished in previous Playoffs appearances:

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EAST LAKE HISTORY: This is Garcia's seventh start in the TOUR Championship, and his first since 2008, when he finished second. He also finished fourth in 2007 and tied for second in 2001.

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Fred Albers, on-course correspondent for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, provides a quick look at Garcia:
Still a curious decision to take a week off and skip Deutsche Bank when he was playing so well. Very few players improve their putting to the extent Garcia has this year. That's very impressive to me.

WATCH: Garcia puts on putting display at Wyndham Championship

PLAYER PAGE: Click here for more on Sergio Garcia

Now it’s your turn. How do you think Garcia will fare at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola?