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Sergio Garcia climbs into 17th and Ryder Cup team
August 21, 2012

Sergio Garcia produced a brilliant performance to clinch a sixth Ryder Cup cap with victory in the Wyndham Championship. The Spaniard won by two shots after the tournament spilled into a Monday finish because of heavy weekend rain. He resumed one in front with 14 holes to play, but stood on the 13th tee sharing the lead with American Chad Campbell and South African Tim Clark. Then came birdies at four of the next five holes and a closing bogey secured the 32 year old his eighth US PGA Tour victory, but first since the 2008 Players Championship. Garcia climbs 12 positions to World Number 17.

Toshinori Muto fired a closing 69 at the Kansai Open Golf Championship 2012 to win by one from Hyung-Sung Kim to win his fifth Japan Golf Tour title. This title is his first since he won the Dunlop Phoenix last November and sees him climbs 33 spots to 112 in the world.

Shawn Stefani picked up a maiden Web.com Tour title at the Midwest Classic after a stroke of luck down the 72nd hole handed him a closing birdie and a two shot win. Faced with a lob wedge down the last, Stefani misjudged the approach, flying the ball into the stands at the back of the green. His heart would have sunk as he watched his ball sail long, but a ricochet off the mesh at the back saw his ball roll fortuitously down to just a few feet. As a result of the closing birdie, and thanks to the win it yielded, Stefani climbs 331 places to 328th position.

Alessandro Tadini picked up the fourth Challenge Tour title of his career at the ECCO Tour Championship hosted by Thomas Björn and Mercedes-Benz after a hard fought play-off victory over James Busby. The pair tied on 12 under par after 72 holes, and when the Italian parred the third extra hole it was enough to claim victory, and propel Tadini to ninth on The Challenge Tour Rankings and 323rd on the Official World Golf Rankings.

Alan McLean picked up his first Canadian Tour victory in 132 starts on the Canadian Tour after a clutch birdie on the penultimate hole in the final round secured the Jamieson WFCU Windsor Roseland Charity Classic. After four birdies in a row early on the back nine, the Scot then went double bogey-bogey from 15 to put his victory in doubt, before a birdie at 17 secured the win. Thanks to this maiden title McLean jumps 548 places to 726th place in the world.

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