Friday, August 14, 2009
CHASKA, Minn. — Moving away from the typical approach to poor play that PGA Tour guys display – “I’m going to take a few weeks off” – Adam Scott decided to go in another direction. Sergio Garcia did likewise.
Shortly after shooting 82-79–161 in a horrendous putting display at the PGA Championship, Scott phoned in his reservations for next week’s Wyndham Championship. Hours later, Garcia had missed his first cut in a major this season and also committed to the Wyndham.
It’s a tournament that will be missing most of the big names, coming a week before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs, but with Scott (110th) and Garcia (114th) mired deep in the standings, both of them need to improve their chances for playing in at least two playoff tournaments.
Both players have just one previous visit to Wyndham, in 2005.