Stewart Cink claims RBC Heritage victory in style

Stewart Cink claims RBC Heritage victory in style

Veteran Stewart Cink carded one-under 70 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to take home the trophy by a commanding four strokes on Sunday.

The Champion of the PGA Tour tournament in 2000 and 2004, Cink had two birdies and a bogey to finish 19 under, ahead of countryman Harold Varner III (66) and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo (68).

Cink became the seventh player to go 21 years or longer between his first and most recent victory at the same event on Tour.

“What a week,” Cink said as he hugged Reagan on the 18th green. A few minutes later, he said he didn’t know if he had the words to express his joy.

“It just keeps getting better. It was just so great to have the whole family here. This means so much to me,” Cink said. “It was a blast this week. I just can’t explain it.”

“It’s an amazing blessing,” Lisa added. “What’s so amazing is this kind of rebirth that Stewart is experiencing and at such an older age. I’m just in awe of how well he’s playing at this time in his career, and it just seems like icing on the cake.”

After smashing back-to-back 63s to set the halfway record low total for the tournament, he further shot 69 in the third round – which set the 54-hole scoring mark of 195.

In the final round, Cink posted 1-under-par 70 to claim his eighth PGA Tour title.

Aged 47 years, 10 months, and 28 days, Cink is also the second oldest RBC Heritage champion following Hale Irwin (48 years, 10 months, and 14 days in 1994).