• Age
    45
  • Turned Pro
    1995
  • Previous Opens
    20
  • Champion golfer of the year
    2009

Stewart Cink

Cink
Will always be remembered as the man who prevented 59-year-old Tom Watson becoming the oldest-ever winner of a major title at The Open at Turnberry in 2009. 

Qualification

Stewart Cink has qualified to play Royal Portrush
Cink
  • 1998

    Open debut

  • Hiking, Boating

    Special Interests

  • Georgia, USA

    Residence

Cink captures the Claret JugĀ 

Stewart Cink wins his first major defeating Tom Watson over the stunning links of Turnberry.

Stewart cink wins the open at turnberry

Will always be remembered as the man who prevented 59-year-old Tom Watson becoming the oldest-ever winner of a major title at The Open at Turnberry in 2009. Stewart Cink

Cink, three behind with a round to go, birdied the final hole from 16 feet before Watson bogeyed it to fall into a tie. He then dominated the four-hole play-off, winning it by six strokes, for the high point of a career which has brought five Ryder Cup caps, most recently in 2010, and four winning Presidents Cup appearances. 

Rookie of the Year on the PGA Tour in 1997, a season during which he won the Greater Hartford Open, he has recorded top three finishes in all four majors, although his 20th place in 2015 was his best Open finish since his victory. 

He beat Tiger Woods by four in the 2004 WGC-NEC Invitational in Akron and was a runner-up to him both in the same event two years later and at the 2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. 

Spent more than 40 weeks in the world's top 10, reaching fifth spot just after he lifted the 2008 Travelers Championship. Posted a top 25 finish at Carnoustie at the age of 45.

Qualification

Stewart Cink has qualified to play Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T24
72
70
71
70
283
-1
Royal Birkdale 2017
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2015
T20
70
71
68
72
281
-7
Royal Liverpool 2014
T47
71
75
73
69
288
-
Muirfield 2013
T26
72
75
76
69
292
8
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2011
T30
70
71
77
71
289
9
St Andrews 2010
T48
70
74
71
74
289
1
Turnberry 2009
1
66
72
71
69
278
-
Royal Birkdale 2008
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
Carnoustie 2007
6
69
73
68
70
280
-
Royal Liverpool 2006
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2005
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2004
14
72
71
71
69
283
-
Royal St George's 2003
34
75
75
75
68
293
-
Muirfield 2002
59
71
69
80
69
289
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
30
71
72
72
70
285
-
St Andrews 2000
41
69
73
76
69
287
-
Carnoustie 1999
M/C
82
80
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 1998
66
71
73
83
72
299
-

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