This week marks the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs when the PGA TOUR swings through TPC Boston for Deutsche Bank Championship. For most golfers, they will continue to fight their way to make the cut for the BMW Championship, but for Sergio Garcia it’s just another opportunity to skip an event.
Sergio’s agent Carlos Rodriguez confirmed that the golfer isn’t injured, but he has simply decided not to play in the first half of the playoffs. There hasn’t been any reason stated for why he is skipping the two tournaments, but some speculate that it may be so the Spaniard can rest up for the final stretch of the playoffs.That’s right, Sergio, currently ranked No. 43 in the FedEx Cup standings, will be skipping his second consecutive playoff tournament. After skipping out on the Barclays, Garcia will also forgo his eligibility for the Deutsche Bank Championship. Despite missing out on both events, he will still be able to make the cut of the top 70 golfers and play in the BMW Championship next week at Conway Farms.
If he plays well at the BMW Championship, then he will qualify for the TOUR Championship. Once the field is set for the TOUR Championship, the FedEx Cup points reset and any of the top 30 golfers have an opportunity to win the FedEx Cup and the $10 million that goes along with it.
It seems that Garcia’s strategy is to only play in eight rounds throughout the four playoff events and still have an chance to win the whole thing.