Name:Stewart Ernest Cink
Born:May 21, 1973 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.
Original/Home Club:Huntsville, Alabama
MAJORS (1). Ryder Cup player (2002, '04, '06, '08, '10). Presidents Cup player (2000, '05, '07, '09). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour.
Stewart Cink graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta in 1995 with a degree in Management; he turned professional as a golfer in the same year. Cink will forever be remembered for his playoff win in the 2009 Open Championship, which denied his opponent Tom Watson the opportunity of becoming the oldest golfer ever to win The Open (Watson was aged 59).
Played as the RBC Heritage (Apr 15-18). Second-placed Harold Varner III (USA) and Emiliano Grillo (Arg) finished 4 shots behind 47-year-old Stewart Cink (USA), who, with his son Reagan on the bag, claimed his third win in this event. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
Played as the Safeway Open (Sept 10-13; PGA Tour 2020/21 season opener). Second-placed Harry Higgs (USA) finished 2 shots behind 47-year-old Stewart Cink (USA), who won for the first time since his 2009 victory at the Open Championship. [North course, Silverado Resort, Napa, CA].
Played as the PNC Father/Son Challenge (Dec 14/15; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Second-placed Steve & Sam Elkington (Aus) and Vijay & Qass Singh (Fiji) finished 3 shots behind Stewart & Connor Cink (USA). [Ritz-Carlton GC, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL].
The Open Championship (138th) (July 16-19). First-time major championship winner Cink (USA) beat Tom Watson (USA) in a 4-hole playoff: Cink 14 (-2), Watson 20 (+4). Watson's bogey at the 72nd hole cost him the chance to become the oldest Open Champion and Major winner at 59-years old. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 19-22). Second-placed Tommy Armour III (USA) and defending champion Hunter Mahan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stewart Cink (USA), who recorded his second win in this event and fifth PGA Tour win overall. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the WGC-NEC Invitational (Aug 19-22). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) and Rory Sabbatini (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Cink (USA), who recorded his first win in a World Golf Championships event. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Played as the MCI Heritage (April 15-18). Cink (USA) beat Ted Purdy (USA) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. Cink shot a final round 64 to set-up the playoff. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
Played as the MCI Classic (April 13-16). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 2 shots behind Cink (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Oscar Serna (Mex) finished in second place behind Cink (USA), who claimed his second win in this event. [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].
Cink (USA) won the PGA Tour 1997 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 29th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $809,580.
Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (July 24-27). Second-placed Tom Byrum (USA), Jeff Maggert (USA) and Brandel Chamblee (USA) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old Stewart Cink (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Bob Tway (USA) finished in second place behind Cink (USA). [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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