Garcia vague over Ryder Cup caddie

Another week, another bagman for Sergio. But what about Medinah?

Garcia vague over Ryder Cup caddie

Sergio Garcia will likely make an exception to his new local caddie strategy when he rocks up at Medinah for The Ryder Cup next month.

Just three days removed from earning his first title on the PGA Tour in four years, the Spaniard lined up at The Barclays with yet another local bagman before continuing his rich vein of form with a solid 67 to lie two shots behind potential European wildcard pick Padraig Harrington.

The 32-year-old, who has opted for his good friend and CBS yardage spotter Wayne Richardson to lug his clubs around Bethpage Black this week, explained his new slant to the game may take a back seat when he embarks on his sixth Ryder Cup appearance.

“No. I’ll see who I use,” said Garcia, when questioned if he’d stick to untraditional means at Medinah.

“I’m probably just going to do my own thing until the end of the year, and then I’ll decide what’s best for me.”

Last week, Garcia sealed a two-shot victory at the Wyndham Championship with unknown David Faircloth on his bag – a man who gets paid around $50 for carrying bags at his local club. Garcia didn’t even require him to take a yardage book round Sedgefield Country Club.

While his recent plan of attack will likely have raised eyebrows among many of his European Ryder Cup peers, perhaps we should let Garcia carry on living the old mantra that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?

He’s 23-under for his last five rounds when using an unprofessional caddie. 

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