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

Stewart Cink

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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. 
Cink
  • 1998

    Open debut

  • Hiking, Boating

    Special Interests

  • Georgia, USA

    Residence

Stewart Cink Turnberry 2009 7

Cink captures the Claret Jug 

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. The former 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, Cink has recorded top-three finishes in all four majors.

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.

Cink has spent more than 40 weeks in the world's top 10, reaching fifth spot just after he lifted the 2008 Travelers Championship. He has posted top-25 finishes in three of his last four Open appearances and, at the age of 47, he achieved his first PGA Tour win since his Turnberry triumph at last September’s Safeway Open. Having ended a long drought, he won again at the RBC Heritage in April.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Portrush 2019
T20
74
68
71
70
283
-1
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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