Garcia misses out

Garcia's late charge not enough in the Air Canada Championship

GOLFmagic newswire
Mon, 4 Sep 2000

Rory Sabbatini, a 24-year-old native of South Africa now resident in Tucson, Arizona, closed out his final round 65 for a total 268 to win his first PGA Tour title and a cheque for $540,000.

In the chasing pack were Mark Calcavecchia, who finished third with 270, and Spain's Sergio Garcia, who finished tied fourth on 271. New Zealand's Grant Waite, who started the day with a one stroke advantage, shot a 69 to finish second.

Garcia is continuing to cut his teeth on the competitive PGA Tour, and will play there next year too. A poor opening nine gave him little chance, though he fought back with characteristic determination on the back nine, including 5 successive birdies, to card a respectable 69. He acknowledged his return: "I came back strong on the back nine, hit a lot of good shots and had a couple of really good putts. I had a good chance."

New PGA Tour standings after this weekend, including dollar earnings:

1 Tiger Woods 7,692,821
2 Phil Mickelson 3,387,457
3 Ernie Els 3,207,739
4 Hal Sutton 2,912,094
5 Jesper Parnevik 2,298,420
6 Davis Love III 2,076,392
7 Vijay Singh 1,987,368
8 Tom Lehman 1,948,739
9 Kirk Triplett 1,865,882
10 Jim Furyk 1,845,919

 

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