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Name: - Stewart Ernest Cink
Country: - USA
Born : - May 21, 1973 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.
Original Home/Club: - Huntsville, Alabama
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1995

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). Ryder Cup player (2002, '04, '06, '08, '10). Presidents Cup player (2000, '05, '07, '09). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour.


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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).


Top tournaments won by Stewart Cink

2013Snr AmericaFather/Son ChallengeRitz-Carlton, Grande Lakes121 (-23)$200,000
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].
2009Men MajorsThe OpenTurnberry278 (-2)£750,000
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].
2008Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands262 (-18)$1,080,000
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].
2004Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town274 (-10)$864,000
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].
2004Men WGCWGC - InvitationalFirestone CC269 (-11)$1,200,000
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].
2000Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town270 (-14)$540,000
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].
1999Men AmericaMexican OpenMexico GC271
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].
1997Men AwardsRookie of Yr - PGA Tr$809,580see Score
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.
1997Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands267 (-13)$270,000
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].
1996Men AmericaMexican OpenMexico GC272
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].

 

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