Sergio Garcia will earn a sixth Ryder Cup cap for Europe after he claimed his first PGA Tour title for four years at the Wyndham Championship.

The 32 year old, whose last win in America came back at the 2008 Players' Championship, displaces Ian Poulter as one of ten automatic picks for the biannual event, with one tournament qualifying tournament, the Johnnie Walker Classic, remaining.

Holding a one-shot lead going into the final round at North Carolina, Garcia saw his final round disrupted by rain on Sunday, before resuming with fourteen holes to play on Monday.

Sergio Garcia
Garcia becomes the ninth player to secure his place in Europe's Ryder Cup team.

Despite co-leading with American Chad Campbell and South African Tim Clark with six holes to play, the Spaniard produced four birdies in five holes to win by two shots.

"It's great," García said. "I kind of did it last year, too, in Germany when I needed to play really, really well to get into the Open, which is my favourite tournament, and I almost won there and then got myself into the Open. Winning is always nice. This means quite a bit.

"I hit some really good shots and made some nice four- or five-footers when I had to. I'm very happy about the way the week has gone.

"Sometimes it hurts to hear people not giving enough credit to some of those other wins because they're in Europe. Fortunately, I know how much they mean to me and I know how difficult they are so, you know, they were great and they really helped a lot."

Garcia becomes the ninth player to secure his place in José María Olazábal's team, joining Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Paul Lawrie, Francesco Molinari, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Peter Hanson.

However, there will be no automatic place for Poulter in the team, after Garcia's win saw him drop out of the running; with the Englishman having already stated he has no intention of playing the final counting event at Gleneagles.

Poulter looked to have secured a fourth Ryder Cup cap after finishing in a tie for third at the USPGA Championship, propelling himself above Garcia, however will now have to rely on a wildcard for compete at Medinah.

Having won six points from nine matches in previous Ryder Cup appearances, Poulter is likely to be favoured for one of the two additional places, with Nicolas Colsaerts and Martin Kaymer battling it out for the final qualifying place.

The German failed to make the cut at both The Open and the PGA Championship this year, and is without a win since last year's WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

Colsaerts requires a second place finish or better to replace Kaymer as the final automatic selection, but the former USPGA Champions' performance in the stroke-play event in China last year, and in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010 where he won 2.5 points, would make him a favourite for a wildcard.