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Stewart Cink

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/21/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205

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Stewart Cink outlasted Mother Nature to record a 2-under-par 34-36=70 during the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Going off in the early wave on day one, Cink had to battle with unseasonable chilly conditions. The 43-year-old found just 10 greens on the day, but didn't let that rattle him on the scorecard. Cink had a few highlights in the short-game department, with the first one being a 38'5" hole out for birdie at the par-4 13th. After the turn, he splashed home a 28'2" birdie putt at the par-4 first. Cink has finished outside the top 60 in each of his last five trips to Bay Hill, but he arrived with top 30s in four of his last five starts. Form is winning out for Cink after day one. Mar 16 - 1:55 PM

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World No. 260 Stewart Cink tacked on a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the Farmers Insurance Open for a three-day total of 7-under 209, up six spots to T5 with play still in progress.

The 43-year-old chased an opening 68 (North Course) with a gritty, even-par 72 (South Course). In yesterday's action, he went out in birdie-less 4-over 40, but came home in blemish-free 32 to level the card. The Georgia Tech alum mustered just six (of 14) fairways but found 14 greens in regulation, registering 1.643 putts per GIR and 1.104 SG: Putting. He squared three bogeys (at Nos. 1, 5 and 16), but outpaced them with six birdies, including four birdie-4s.
Jan 28 - 5:14 PM

Stewart Cink concocted a 4-under-par 35-33=68 during the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open, positioning himself inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

The 43-year-old is making his 15th appearance at this event, a T3 at the 2008 edition being the highlight. Today, he used his stellar ball-striking as the weapon of choice. Cink landed 16 greens in regulation to keep things relatively stress-free at Torrey Pines North. It took him eight holes to ease into the round but then he rattled off a three-hole birdie train at holes 9 through 11. Cink is playing great golf right now, opening the season with three top 15s in six starts.
Jan 26 - 6:10 PM

Stewart Cink pieced together a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of The RSM Classic to post 13-under 269, down one place into a three-way T10, his first top 10 on TOUR since T5 at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open 69 weeks (26 starts) ago.

The 43-year-old, playing this season on a Top 25 Career-Money-List exemption, also records his first top 10 at the RSM in his sixth appearance, brushing aside a previous-best T32 in 2015. He began the final round in a three-way T9 and outpaced four bogeys with five birdies, but did end on a disappointing note, bogeying the 16th and the 17th. The Duluth, Georgia, resident kicked off with a career-low 62 (in his 1,754th career lap) and chased with 71-67-69 for his third straight top-15 finish.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Stewart Cink carved out a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's third round of The RSM Classic to post 12-under 200, up 10 places to T7 with play still in progress.

The 43-year-old, playing this season on a Top 25 Career-Money-List exemption, opened his sixth consecutive appearance with a career-low 62 and tacked on a two-birdie one-bogey 71 (Plantation Course) in R2. On a windy Moving Day at the Seaside Course, he was bogey-free 3-under thru 16 holes, circling birdies on Nos. 7, 10 and 15, and then exchanged a 3-putt bogey-4 at the 17th (from 61'1") with a walk-off birdie at the par-4 18th from 6'7". Cink, who trains at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center, hit ALL 18 greens in regulation and is the current leader in that stat at 96.30 percent (52/54).
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Stewart Cink blitzed the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club, firing an 8-under-par 31-31=62 to kick off his week at The RSM Classic, positioning himself one off the early clubhouse leader Mackenzie Hughes.

Cink arrived with back-to-back T15 finishes, but this goes above and beyond expectations. In 1,753 previous round on TOUR, he's styled five rounds of 63, but this is his first time clipping the 62-mark. The 43-year-old kept it simple by striping 12 (of 14) fairways and landing 17 greens in regulation. From there, he rolled in three putts from outside 12 feet. Most notably was a monster birdie from 35'7" at the par-3 12th hole. Cink has never finished better than T32 at the RSM in five previous tries, but he's arrived in fantastic form and there is no slowing him down so far.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 03:09:00 PM

Playing this season on a Top 25 career-money-list exemption, Stewart Cink styled a 6-under-par 32-33=65 in today's third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to reach the three-quarter mark on 10-under 203, up 17 places on the live leaderboard to T22.

In his first appearance here last year, the Duluth, Georgia, resident missed the cut (by five) with rounds of 76-69. He ended last season a career-worst 147th in the FedExCup standings with no top 10s in 19 starts, missing the Playoffs for the first time since 2012. The 43-year-old posted his best finish in his last start of 2015-16, a T14 at the Wyndham on rounds of 70-66-68-64. He opened this season with a missed cut at the Safeway but posted a T15 last week at the Shriners on progressively better rounds of 70-68-67-66. This week, Cink opened in 3-over 74 but has chased with a nine-birdie 64 and an eight-birdie two-bogey effort today. He's currently No. 1 in total birdies with 21.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Stewart Cink matched a season low with a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-31=64 to wrap his seventh Wyndham Championship on 12-under 268, up 26 places to T15 with play still in progress.

The 43-year-old has played the Wyndham sporadically since debuting with a MC in 1997. He posted a T40 in 1999 that included his previous tournament mark of 68, but had since missed four straight cuts, so his second cash is now his best. The Georgia Tech alum landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, circling six birdies, highlighted by a walk-off 3 from 44'9" at the 18th. His 64 matches a season low shot at the CIMB Classic/R2, where he went on to a T17, his best finish in 18 prior starts. Cink's projected at 147th in the FedExCup standings and will miss the Playoffs for only a second time (2012). He went on a personal leave on 5/13/16 to assist his wife who is battling cancer.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Stewart Cink painted a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to post 1-over 141, up 78 places on the live leaderboard to T61.

This is the 43-year-old's eighth visit to Memphis and third consecutive after a not playing the tourney for eight years. He opened with a birdie-less 75 but rebounded with a five-birdie one-bogey effort on Day 2, his 66 equaling a personal best at TPC Southwind (R2/2014). Cink went off No. 10 tee and found half (of 14) fairways and peppered 15 greens in regulation, posting 2.589 SG: Tee-to-Green and 2.534 SG: Putting. Three of his five par breakers traveled greater than 11 feet with a long of 21'10" at the par-4 17th, but the walk-off 3 from 39 inches on the ninth got him two more rounds.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 07:34:00 PM

Stewart Cink has backed out of this week's Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, he will be replaced in the field by Rod Pampling.

Last Thursday Cink tweeted "Future schedule uncertain, likely to be sporadic. Mainly plan to be there for @lisacink. Will throw in some events when she's feeling well." You have to assume this kind of in-then-out commitment may become the norm for Cink as he goes through this tough time with his wife. Replacing him in the field is Rod Pampling, who is 8-for-11 at the Memorial, making his first appearance here since a T46 in 2012.
Tue, May 31, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Due to family issues Stewart Cink has announced a leave of absence from competitive golf for the foreseeable future. UPDATE: Cink returned to action May 26th at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational and at 7-over 72-75=147, missed the cut by six shots.

Cink announced on Twitter that his wife, Lisa, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. He then added "In order to assist Lisa in meeting this challenge, I will be stepping away from competitive golf until circumstances improve for her. Hopefully that day will come quickly." It's horrible news but an easy decision to walk away from the game right now. This goes beyond any fantasy advice, and all we can do now is hope for the best for Cink and his family during this trying time.
Tue, May 3, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Stewart Cink orchestrated a final-round 5-under-par 34-33=67 to wrap his sixth Shell Houston Open on 4-under 284, up 31 spots on the live leaderboard to T36. UPDATE: Rafa Cabrera-Bello carded the low round of the day with 7-under 65.

Cink made the 54-hole cut on the number (69-73-75) and began his final frame in a five-way tie for last (T67). He circled seven birdies against two bogeys, highlighted by a 33'7" roll on the par-3 16th and a chip-in birdie-3 on the 17th. The 42-year-old capped with a 14'10" one-putt par on the 18th to post the low round in the clubhouse.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 02:57:00 PM

Stewart Cink takes his talents to Humble, Texas, for this week's Shell Houston Open held at the Golf Club of Houston’s Tournament Course.

Cink enters with a 3-for-4 record at the current SHO venue, including a T6 in 2013. On the current season he's 7-for-12 despite ranking 198th in strokes gained:putting. He's finished 81st or worst in each of the past three seasons, but his putter is especially cold at the moment. All it takes is one good week with the flat stick for Cink to turn it around, making him a great buy-low candidate.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Stewart Cink cruised to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 at Spyglass Hill Golf Club, and currently sits at 6-under 138 through two rounds.

Cink's opening round was nothing to write home about as he offset two bogeys with four birdies to post 2-under at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Turning his attention to a difficult Spyglass Hill today, Cink got hot with the flat stick to sign for a blemish-free scorecard. Comparing his fairways hit and GIRs in round one vs round two, he split two fewer fairways today and landed just one more green in regulation. The difference was all in the putter for Cink who is making his first appearance at this event since 2000. Next, he'll head to Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course for his third round tee time.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Stewart Cink readies for his 15th playing of the CareerBuilder Challenge where he's 9-for-14 with three top 10s and a best of T6 in 1998.

Technically, this week marks Cink's 501st overall PGA TOUR event, but it's his 500th as a pro, making one amateur start in 1995. He's in the midst of his 20th consecutive campaign on TOUR since joining in 1997, and has never made less than 22 starts in a season. Hence, the 42-year-old is a model of consistency (and longevity), but he hasn't won or had a podium finish since 2009. The six-time TOUR winner's last title came at the 2009 Open Championship (Turnberry) in a four-hole playoff over 54-hole leader (and 59-year-old) Tom Watson.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 03:16:00 PM