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Stewart Cink

  • Birthplace: Huntsville, AL
  • Residence: Duluth, GA; plays out of East Lake GC
  • Birth Date: May 21, 1973
  • height: 6-4
  • Turned Pro: 1995

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PGA TOUR Victories

(6) 1997,Canon Greater Hartford Open. 2000,MCI Classic. 2004,MCI Heritage, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational. 2008,Travelers Championship. 2009,British Open Championship.

International Victories

(2): 1996 Mexican Open. 1999 Mexican Open.

Other Victories

(2): 2006 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge [w/Zach Johnson and Scott Verplank]. 2007 CVS Caremark Charity Classic [w/J.J. Henry].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$2,544,855 (14)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

P1-- British Open Championship. 3-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. T6-- World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. T8-- the Memorial Tournament.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 2, Sony Open in Hawaii.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Posted first top-10 of the season with a 1-up win over Ross Fisher in the third-place match at the Accenture Match Play Championship, holing a bunker shot at the 18th for victory...T8 at the Memorial Tournament, finishing 5-under for the tournament...Made a 12-foot birdie on the final hole of regulation and then took advantage of Tom Watson's missed opportunity and overwhelmed him in the four-hole playoff to win the British Open by six strokes.Watson, 59, missed an 8-foot par putt on the final hole that would have won the tournament and forced the four-hole, cumulative playoff. Cink made two birdies and two pars in the playoff, while Watson made a par, two bogeys and a double bogey. Cink finished with a 69 and a 2-under 278 total and captured his first major and sixth career victory.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Canon Greater Hartford Open, MCI Classic, MCI Heritage, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, Travelers Championship, British Open Championship.

2008 Season Highlights

Had a career year with a victory at the Travelers Championship, two runner-up finishes and a spot on the winning United States Ryder Cup team. Season earnings of $3,979,301 moved him over the $25-million mark in career earnings (10th all-time) and placed ninth on the season money list-the third time in his career he has finished inside the top 10...In his second start of the season fired three rounds in the 60s on the way to a T3 at the Buick Invitational...Runner-up to Tiger Woods at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing 8 and 7 in the 36-hole championship match. Beat Justin Leonard in the semifinals 4 and 2 after topping Miguel Angel Jimenez, Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie and Angel Cabrera to reach the semifinals...Rounds of 66-73-69 led to a two-stroke lead after 54 holes at the PODS Championship, but a final-round 74 left him T2 and two strokes behind eventual winner Sean O'Hair...Finished T3 at the Masters, his best career finish at Augusta, four strokes behind winner Trevor Immelman. Paired with Tiger Woods in the final round, matched Woods' even-par 72 to finish at 4-under-par 284...Kept solid play going the following week at the Verizon Heritage where the 2000 and 2004 champion claimed his fifth top-10 of the year with a T7 finish in Hilton Head Island. His first-round, 4-under-par 67 at Harbour Town led the charge toward a T7...Despite carding a 2-over 74 in the final round, finished T8 at the Wachovia Championship. Shot a third-round 65, which matched the low round for the tournament...Held off late charges from Tommy Armour III and defending champion Hunter Mahan to win the Travelers Championship by one stroke. Shot 66-64-65-67 to finish at 18-under for his fifth career victory and first since 2004. Earned his first career win at TPC River Highlands as a rookie. Made par from behind the green on the final hole to secure the win and pushed him to third place in the FedExCup standings behind Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and into second place in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings...Earned a spot on his fourth Ryder Cup team and compiled a record of 1-2-0 for the week, bringing his all-time Ryder Cup record to 4-7-4...Played in all four PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events. Made his seventh appearance at THE TOUR Championship and finished T24. Placed 20th in the FedExCup standings.

Career Highlights

2007: Finished T9 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Fell to Stephen Ames, 3 and 1, in the third round...One of only three players to record all four rounds under par at the Wachovia Championship, where he finished T5...Continued strong play with T3 finish at THE PLAYERS Championship. Rebounded from an opening 2-over-par 74 to finish three strokes behind champion Phil Mickelson with rounds of 69-71-66...Finished T5 at the Memorial Tournament thanks to his front-nine play (14-under par on Muirfield Village's front nine, even par on the back nine)...Recorded his first top-10 at the British Open in 10 appearances with his T6 finish at Carnoustie...T7 finish, with a final-round 65, at the BMW Championship moved him from 32nd to 23rd in the FedExCup standings, thereby qualifying him for THE TOUR Championship at his home course, East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta...Earned a spot on his third Presidents Cup team and compiled a record of 3-1-0 for the week, bringing his all-time Presidents Cup record to 8-4-1. 2006: Highlights of season included a 4-and-3 singles victory over Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup, and his fifth appearance at THE TOUR Championship...In ninth Masters start, finished solo 10th for first career top-10 in Augusta...Named as a Captain's Choice for the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team and compiled a 1-1-3 record...The 2004 winner finished runner-up to Tiger Woods at the Bridgestone Invitational. Tied Woods at 10-under par with birdies on two (Nos. 16-17) of his last three holes to force a playoff. Lost on fourth extra hole when Woods made birdie on No. 17 from 8 feet. With a bogey-free 64, held the third-round lead by one over Woods, Paul Casey and Davis Love III...Teamed with J.J. Henry in the Barbados World Cup. 2005: Played on victorious U.S. Presidents Cup squad and fashioned five top-10s en route to top-50 finish on money list...Best finish was a T3 at the Chrysler Championship, four shots behind champion Carl Pettersson. 2004: Career season included multiple TOUR victories for the first time, a career-best fifth-place finish on the money list and a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup squad. Jumped to No. 10 in Official World Golf Ranking from outside the top 50 at start of season. Led the PGA TOUR in Putting Average (1.723)...Earned third career victory and first in four years by defeating Ted Purdy in a five-hole playoff at the MCI Heritage. Made birdie on the fifth playoff hole, the par-4 16th, to win. Became seventh player to win the tournament more than once (2000) and had the largest come-from-behind win on TOUR, nine strokes, since Paul Lawrie won the 1999 British Open by coming from 10 strokes back at the start of the final round. The final-round, 7-under 64 was a tournament record for low finish by a winner, topping the 6-under 65 he posted in his 2000 win in Hilton Head Island, SC...Along with Jay Haas, selected by Hal Sutton as a Captain's pick for the 2004 Ryder Cup Team, his second appearance on the team...Recorded wire-to-wire victory at NEC Invitational, posting rounds of 63-68-68-70--269. Four-stroke win over Rory Sabbatini and Tiger Woods was worth a career-best $1.2 million. First player of 2004 to win wire-to-wire and first since Davis Love III at 2003 INTERNATIONAL. 2003: Returned to the top-40 on the money list after falling out in 2002. Runner-up at Bay Hill Invitational and FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort..Set two course records in one day with 62-61 U.S. Open sectional qualifying scores on June 2 in Columbus, OH. Bogeyed the first hole then recorded 22 birdies to win the qualifier by nine strokes. 2002: Without a top-10 finish through first 13 events, recorded back-to-back top-10s at the Memorial Tournament (T9) and Buick Classic (T5). 2001: Posted three top-fives in June, and narrowly missed the 18-hole U.S. Open playoff between Mark Brooks and Retief Goosen. Made double bogey on final hole at Southern Hills to fall one shy of playoff...First-time member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team. 2000: Earned second TOUR victory at MCI Classic. Shot final-round 65, which included birdies on three of final four holes. Two-stroke win over Tom Lehman was worth $540,000...Followed with T2 at MasterCard Colonial, where he held three-stroke lead through 54 holes. Closing 71 left him two strokes behind Phil Mickelson...Member of U.S. Presidents Cup team where he was 4-0-0 in first appearance. 1999: Missed earning a place in THE TOUR Championship by one spot. Was 31st on the money list after finishing T11 at National Car Rental Golf Classic at Disney World Resort, $14,600 behind Duffy Waldorf...At PGA Championship, was one stroke out of 54-hole lead and finished T3. 1998: Recorded six top-10s and almost became first to successfully defend at Canon GHO. A final-round 67 moved him into playoff with Olin Browne and Larry Mize. Browne won with a chip-in birdie. 1997: Voted PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year after victory at the Canon Greater Hartford Open and $809,580 in earnings...Was only rookie to qualify for THE TOUR Championship and finished season ranked 29th in official earnings...First player to be named Nationwide Tour Player of the Year and PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year in successive seasons...Came from behind to earn his first TOUR victory. Started final round in fifth place, four strokes behind leader Jeff Maggert. Closing 66 good for one-stroke victory over Brandel Chamblee, Tom Byrum and Maggert. 1996: Named Nationwide Tour Player of the Year after his record-setting season. Established Nationwide Tour record for earnings in a season with $251,699. Won three tournaments - Ozarks Open, Colorado Classic and Nationwide Tour Championship...Tied for 16th at U.S. Open to earn invitation to 1997 Masters. 1995: Tied for 18th in first professional start at Canon Greater Hartford Open. Amateur: A three-time All-American (1993-95) at Georgia Tech...Received 1995 Dave Williams, Haskins and Jack Nicklaus Awards as country's top collegiate golfer...Beat Tiger Woods 3 and 2 in an exhibition match in 1995 in Atlanta the week before the Masters...AJGA All-American in 1990.

Personal

Took up game when his parents, single-digit handicappers, left him at driving range before he was old enough to go on the course...Was a husband and a father while still at Georgia Tech...Member of East Lake GC, host venue of THE TOUR Championship...A big Atlanta Thrashers hockey fan...Outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking, camping, biking and skiing.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

2-2

National Teams

The Presidents Cup (3), 2000, 2005, 2007; Ryder Cup (4), 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; World Cup (2), 2005, 2006.

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