Tuesday, September 15, 2020
At the age of 47, Stewart Cink on Sunday won the Safeway Open for his seventh PGA Tour victory, and first since defeating Tom Watson on the final hole in the memorable British Open of 2009. It continued the skein of 54-hole leaders (other than Dustin Johnson) tanking on Sunday and allowing someone to come from back in the pack to steal the title with a solid final-round performance.
Cink came from seventh place with a 7-under-par 65 that lifted him to 21-under-par 267, good for a two-stroke victory over Harry Higgs, who closed with 68. For his first PGA Tour victory in 11 years, Cink profited to the tune of $1,188,000. His last victory on U. S. soil came in the 2008 Traveler's Championship in Connecticut.
Brian Stuard, the 54-hole leader, was the culprit in this one, shooting a final 2-under 70 and dropping into a tie for fourth at 18 under along with Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, who closed with a 62, and Chez Reavie.
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