From Doug Ferguson's third round Tour Championship game story:
Garcia kept hitting good putts until enough of them went in that he turned a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead with a 3-under 67, leaving him poised to become only the third player to capture THE PLAYERS Championship and THE TOUR Championship in the same year.
With Kim and Mickelson trailing, it looks like we might actually have to watch this one. On top of the major historical ramifications, of course.
Thanks to reader Chris for noticing this Ferguson note posted at golf.com:
Garcia is trying to become the first player to win the Tour Championship and The Players Championship in the same year since Jodie Mudd in 1990.
For the 28-year-old Garcia, 1990 is a long time ago.
When asked if he knows the name Jodie Mudd, Garcia asked "Who the hell is Jodie Mudd?"
When told about Mudd's claim to fame, Garcia said "Sorry, Jodie."
Mudd, from Georgia Southern and Louisville, Ky., was fifth on the money list in 1990. He played his last season on tour in 1996.