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Garcia carries lead into rain-delayed final round

– It’s been four years since Sergio Garcia’s last PGA Tour victory. He’ll have to wait one more day before he can try to finish this one off.

And a downpour at the Wyndham Championship meant another day of uncertainty for others on the playoff bubble.

Garcia had the lead at 15 under through four holes Sunday when the final round in the last event before the FedEx Cup playoffs was suspended because of heavy rain.

Tim Clark, Jason Dufner and Bud Cauley were 14 under through varying stages of their rounds, and 38 players were still on the course when play was stopped.

After waiting roughly 2 hours, 20 minutes, officials decided to bring them back to Sedgefield Country Club at 9 a.m. today to crown a champion and figure out who qualifies for the playoffs and who doesn’t. It will be the first Monday finish in Greensboro since 1983.

U.S. AMATEUR: In Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Steve Fox made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole, completing a remarkable underdog run to win. The 21-year-old Fox, from Hendersonville, Tenn., was 2-down with two holes to play against Michael Weaver of Fresno, Calif., before rallying with consecutive birdies to force the extra hole.

With a 1-up advantage, Weaver, a 21-year-old redshirt junior at the University of California, needed to make a 5-foot putt on the 36th hole at the 18th green to secure the win, but it lipped out, extending the championship round to a 37th hole.

LPGA: In North Plains, Ore., Japan’s Mika Miyazato won the Safeway Classic for her first victory on the LPGA Tour, finishing with a 2-under 70 to beat Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park by two strokes.

Miyazato finished at 13-under 203 in her wire-to-victory. She shared the first-round lead and had a two-shot advantage after the second.

Lincicome shot 67, and Park had a 70.

Former Fort Wayne resident Amanda Blumenherst shot a 2-under 70 in the final round to finish at 1 under for the tournament, tied for 38th.

CHAMPIONS: In Endicott, N.Y., Willie Wood won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open for his first Champions Tour title, beating Michael Allen with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Wood closed with a 66, and Allen shot 66.

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