Greater than 11 years later, Stewart Cink is a PGA Tour champion as soon as once more.
The 47-year-old polished off consecutive 65s on the weekend in Napa, Calif. on the Safeway Open to win by two, his first victory since he famously beat Tom Watson on the 2009 British Open at Turnberry. Cink made only one bogey in his last 40 holes at Silverado Resort and Spa.
Cink’s son Reagan was on the bag caddying for him this week, and because of altered rules his spouse Lisa was among the many few strolling outdoors the ropes Sunday afternoon. A PGA Tour working by the pandemic affords a distinct scene, and speaking with relations throughout rounds was a welcomed one for the Cinks.
“I used to be simply comfy profitable or not profitable at the moment,” Cink mentioned afterward. He mentioned his improved, grateful mentality was key in retaining him calm all through the ending stretch, and the week as a complete.
Stewart confirmed no weaknesses this week, ending within the high 25 within the subject in each Strokes Gained statistic. He averaged 300 yards off the tee on the weekend, hitting 21 of 28 fairways. That’s the way you set your self up for fulfillment.
Ending from an early place, there was loads of congratulations and ready that Cink needed to work by earlier than the victory grew to become official. His largest competitors was the charging Harry Higgs, who wanted to gap out from the golf green on 18 to tie. However when Higgs’ strategy refused to show again towards the outlet, the occasion was all however over.
After Doc Redman opened the morning with a 62, the match was held in query for a lot of the day. Solely very late did it grow to be clear that Cink was the favourite to win. He chipped in for a shocking birdie on the par-3 11th to succeed in 19 underneath and cruised fairly effortlessly on the way in which in, making two birdies on very gettable par 5s. Ultimately, it was an easy 3-footer that sealed the deal.