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Sergio Garcia exposes a flaw in the FedEx Cup Playoffs!

Sergio Garcia exposes a flaw in the FedEx Cup Playoffs!

Sergio Garcia exposes a flaw in the FedEx Cup Playoffs!

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Sergio Garcia is well-rested and ready to play!  

But we are already two weeks into the FedEx Cup playoffs, and Sergio has not played any golf.  And yet, as strange as it may seem, he can still (if he plays really well) win it all by finishing in the top 3 in the BMW Championship and winning the Tour Championship. And considering that he has just had two weeks vacation in Spain and Switzerland, he is well-rested and ready to play!  Does this seem fair?  Or has he very smartly taken advantage of a point system that is showing some flaws?  Thanks to Jason Sobel, Senior Golf Writer with ESPN, for sharing this story!

Sergio Garcia exposes a flaw in the FedEx Cup Playoffs!

Sergio Garcia left, will need a finish of no worse than third this week at the BMW Championship while Jason Day, right, already had secured his spot at East Lake after his victory at the Barclays last month. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Sergio Garcia is strutting around Conway Farms Golf Club this week sporting a late-summer tan. He appears rested, relaxed, refreshed — all of which he confirms with a casual smile. His newly grown beard, more than just a little stubble, has grey flecks in it.

It is not, he assures with a laugh, his version of a playoff beard.

Garcia is here at the BMW Championship, the third event in this year’s FedEx Cup playoff series, fresh off a summer vacation. He spent time in Spain and Switzerland, worked on his game and enjoyed plenty of downtime.

None of that would be newsworthy, if not for the fact that his vacation happened to overlap the first two playoff events, each of which he decided to skip after earning enough regular-season points that he was guaranteed to qualify for the third one.

“I was a little tired,” he explained Wednesday, echoing a sentiment of many peers. “It’s a long season, and I had the possibility of doing it because I was in a good situation, so it was nice to be able to do it.”

This wasn’t Garcia trying to send a message to the PGA Tour about a potentially flawed system. It wasn’t an attempt to prove anything about the playoffs.

And yet, with his two-week absence, Garcia has a chance to change the game.

That’s because, at 54th in the points standings entering this week, he can still win the $10 million first-place bonus at the end of next week’s season finale.

Let that one digest: A player who eschewed the first two playoff events can win the entire playoffs.

To see the rest of how Sergio Garcia has exposed a flaw in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, go here!

Source:  ESPN    Jason Sobel, Senior Golf Writer

Pictures: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

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