Stewart Cink wins Safeway Open to safe first PGA Tour win in 11 years
|-21: S Cink; -19: H Higgs; -18: D Redman, C Reavie, Okay Streelman, B Stuard|
|Chosen others: -16: R Knox (Sco); -14: C Schwartzel (SA); -12: B Taylor (Eng)|
Stewart Cink claimed a primary win since 2009 with a two-shot victory on the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open in California.
The American carded eight birdies for a seven-under-par 65 to reached 21 beneath total and see off the problem of compatriot Harry Higgs.
Cink’s final win got here on the 2009 Open Championship – 4,074 days earlier – and since then he has helped help spouse Lisa as she was handled for most cancers.
“I undoubtedly had quite a lot of feelings on the market immediately,” stated the 47-year-old.
“I simply was overcome at a number of instances with a sense of gratitude and simply feeling like how lucky I’m to be within the place that I am in.”
Cink had son Reagan appearing as his caddie at Silverado Nation Membership in Napa and his spouse walked alongside the pair on each gap.
“The final 4 or 5 holes of a PGA Tour occasion your title’s on high of the leaderboard, however give it some thought, I’ve obtained my son caddieing for me, my spouse is in nearly 5‑yr remission now and he or she’s strolling on the market simply on the facet of the ropes, and at 47 I can compete on the highest degree and not simply compete, however win,” Cink added.
Cink’s seventh PGA Tour win – within the opening occasion of the 2020-21 season – arrived 23 years after his first. The success will safe his Tour card previous the purpose of his 50th birthday and likewise earns him entry into the 2021 Masters at Augusta.
He made three birdies in his closing 4 holes to say the title from 28-year-old Higgs, who has by no means received on the PGA Tour.
Spherical-three leaders Brian Stuard, Cameron Percy and James Hahn all fell out of competition, whereas Scotland’s Russell Knox was two beneath for his ultimate spherical to finish tied for ninth on 16 beneath.
The second males’s main of the yr, the US Open, begins at Winged Foot in New York on Thursday.