For the second time this season, 47-year-old Stewart Cink is improbably in the winner’s circle! 115th in the Official Golf World Rankings, the Alabama native won the 2021 RBC Heritage over a fairly loaded field that included world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and world No. 4 Collin Morikawa. Let’s check out a recap of what went down in the 2021 RB Heritage so you can continue betting against their Golf odds.
Golf Betting News – Cink Turns Back Hands of Time to Win 2021 PGA RBC Heritage
Old guys unite!
Cink won the RBC Heritage for the third time in his career by four strokes over Harold Varner II and Emiliano Grillo. The win meant the world to Cink because of his contingent of family present at the event.
Cink hugged son Reagan, his caddie, after bagging a clean par on the lighthouse-framed 18th hole. Wife Lisa, their other son, Connor, and his fiancee, Jess Baker, were in the gallery cheering Cink’s second win this season.
“To have a posse like that waiting at the end to celebrate with,” Cink said, “it’s just an experience you don’t get to have in your life that often.”
In 15 events this season, Cink has recorded seven Top-25 finishes, three Top-0 finishes and the two aforementioned wins after claiming the season-opening Safeway Open in September. The Cinks had their arms around each other to celebrate.
“I don’t even know if I have the words,” Stewart Cink said.
Fresh off an impressive tie for 12th last week at the Masters Tournament, Cink managed to win $1.278 million while earning an exemption into the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in June. It will be the first U.S. Open since 2017 for the former Open Championship winner.
Cink became the fourth player to win twice in the same PGA TOUR season after turning 47. Sam Snead, Julius Boros and Kenny Perry, who accomplished it twice, are the others. Cink took immediate command of the event right away by shooting 16-under 126 in the first two rounds. Cink’s performance shattered the lowest 36-hole score at Harbour Town of 13-under 129 shared by Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson. Cink added a 69 on Saturday to best Justin Leonard’s 54-hole score by two strokes in 2002.
Cink carried a five-shot lead into the final round and made 17 birdies and two eagles the first three rounds. He had only two birdies Sunday, but that was more than enough to claim his eighth career victory.
“I really felt I had the kind of stuff that was going to be very hard to beat,” he said.
He was downright impossible to chase down after his blazing hot start on Thursday and Friday.
“What’s so amazing is this kind of rebirth that Stewart is experiencing at such an older age,” Lisa Cink said. “I’m just in awe of how well he’s playing at this time in his career.”