Win once as a 47-year-old and you’re a nice, heartwarming story to brighten up the fall season. Win twice as a 47-year-old and all the sudden you’re in rarified air.
With his cruise to victory at the RBC Heritage, Stewart Cink became just the fourth player since 1960 to be 47 or older and win multiple times in a PGA Tour season. The late-career flourish—complete with the intriguing subplot of his son, Reagan, being on the bag—comes after an 11-plus year winning drought that made it seem all but certain that the 2009 Open Championship, when he broke Tom Watson’s and the rest of the sporting public’s heart, would be his last victory. Instead, Cink has added a seventh and eighth tour titles and re-entered the top 50 in the World Ranking for the first since January 2011.
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