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Sergio Garcia Shoots 66-65, Projected to Make Playoffs

Sergio Garcia shot a second-round 66 at Sedgefield Country Club and sits T4 after 36 holes of play at the Wyndham Championship. More importantly, the 38-year old Spaniard is projected to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs for the 12th straight season.

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia tees off on the 9th hole during the second round of the 2018 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Garcia, who has been ice cold since his Masters meltdown, entered the week at No. 131 in the FedExCup standings, and in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in his career.

But after opening with rounds of 66 and 65, coupled with all six players who held spots 122-127 missing the cut, Garcia is now projected to move to No. 118 in the standings. (Although, this is only a projection after two rounds. He could fall back outside the top 125 with a bad round or two.)

Garcia is one of only 13 players to qualify for the Playoffs in each season of FedExCup era (since 2007).

As the final event of the PGA Tour’s 2018 season, the Wyndham Championship is the last chance for players to gain a spot (and/or lose their spot) in the Northern Trust field – the first leg of the playoffs.

Heading into this week, here’s what the Bubble looked like, and where we stand.

THE PLAYOFF BUBBLE

117 Brian Stuard MC (120)
118 Scott Brown T15 (118)
119 Sean O’Hair MC (121)
120 Sam Saunders T58 (122)
121 Bud Cauley INJ (124)
122 Jhonattan Vegas MC (125)
123 Seamus Power MC (126)
124 Martin Piller MC (129)
125 Tyrone Van Aswegen MC (130)
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126 Chad Campbell MC (132)
127 Robert Garrigus MC (134)
128 Corey Conners T26 (128)
129 Nick Taylor T10 (123)
130 Tom Lovelady MC (136)
131 Sergio Garcia T4 (118)
132 Harris English T4 (119)

MOVING IN/OUT (projected)

Players projected to move into top 125
• Sergio Garcia (T4; 131 to 118)
• Harris English (T4; 132 to 119)
• Nick Taylor (T10; 129 to 123)

Players projected to move out of top 125
• Seamus Power (MC; 123 to 126)
• Martin Piller (MC; 124 to 129)
• Tyrone Van Aswegen (MC; 125 to 130)

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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