Garcia vague about caddy situation
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Another week, another caddie for Sergio Garcia.
Garcia used a caddie from a nearby golf club when he won the Wyndham Championship on Monday in North Carolina. For the opening playoff event at The Barclays, he has turned to Wayne Richardson, who typically roams the fairways getting yardage for the CBS Sports telecast.
“He’s not a professional caddie, but I don’t feel like I need that at the moment,” Garcia said. “I’m probably just going to do my own thing until the end of the year, and then at the end of the year I’ll decide what’s best for me.”
As the No. 33 seed in the FedEx Cup, Garcia is assured of playing next week in the Deutsche Bank Championship, and he mostly likely will be in Indianapolis for the BMW Championship. The big question is what he does for a caddie at the Ryder Cup.
“Same thing,” Garcia said. “Doesn’t change anything.”
But when asked if he would use a local caddie from Medinah at the Sept. 28-30 matches, Garcia was more vague.
“No. I’ll see who I use,” he said.
He won last week for the first time in four years on the PGA Tour, though the 32-year-old Spaniard won twice last year on the European Tour. He hopes to carry some of that momentum into the next month of playoff events.
It starts at Bethpage Black, where Garcia has some history. He played in the final group with Tiger Woods in the 2002 U.S. Open, starting four shots behind and closing with a 74. He tied for 10th in the 2009 U.S. Open, making up ground the last day with a 70.
His first time at Bethpage Black was when Garcia was working so hard on his swing that he constantly re-gripped and waggled the clubs, and the New York fans were on him all day. At one point, Garcia was seen pointing back using the middle finger.
It’s not a bad memory, just a forgotten one.
Even though he has won this tournament twice, both times at Westchester, he was being asked about the fans not always being kind to him.
“What you do mean? They’ve been great,” Garcia said.
When it was suggested that he has endured a few unruly moments, Garcia dismissed it. “No, not at all.”