Name:Stewart Ernest Cink
Born:May 21, 1973 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.
Original/Home Club:Huntsville, Alabama
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 Cink (USA). [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].
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 first-time PGA Tour winner Cink (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
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 Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Bob Tway (USA) finished in second place behind Cink (USA). [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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