Cink Has A Georgia Win On His Mind In 600th Tour Event.

Stewart Cink is keen to celebrate his 600th PGA Tour event with victory in this week’s RSM Classic at Sea Island in Georgia.

Cink, 47 made his Tour debut in the 1995 BellSouth Classic at the Atlanta Athletic Club and the city where he has now called home for a long-time.

Cink’s effort of 600 events, and capped by his 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, is still more than 200 events shy of a record of fellow American who holds the record of 803 starts on the Tour.

“Yeah, the number is big and it just — all it tells me is that like, wow, you’ve been doing this a long time, can you not figure out something else to do?”, said Cink smiling

“Seriously, though, seriously, 600 events, I’ve been really proud and privileged and blessed to be a part of the PGA Tour this long. Golf is a great game and it results in tons of really great relationships for me.

Stewart Cink and son Reagen – teaming this week to celebrate his 600th PGA Tour event.

“It’s been a great job. It’s something that I just love pursuing all the time. I love — I still love to practice and play and keep myself in shape and just be the best golfer I can be because I love golf. I love playing golf.

“The side benefits of playing on the PGA Tour for this long are I know a lot of people, both players, caddies, people that work at tournaments, media officials like you, John (Bush). I’ve just got a lot of good relationships from playing this game and a lot of good memories.

“And I don’t see myself slowing down anytime soon. The game just is really a special place in sports, the way it gives back to charity the way the PGA Tour does and it’s just something I’m proud to be a part of this long.”

Cink ended a long 11-year winless drought last September in capturing the Safeway Open and the opening event of the 2020/21 schedule and his first win anywhere since his Turnberyy truimph.

And he did so with son, Reagan on the bag and who was on the bag three weeks ago in sharing fourth place at the Bermuda Championship.

“Well, we finished high again in Bermuda, had a good round on Sunday and we didn’t have to leave until Monday so we were kind of sitting around the room with nothing to do,” said Cink.

“Reagan was there and he caddied, and my wife was there, all sitting around. Probably like sort of how nothing good happens with idle time and idle hands, we all sat around and said, “Hey, this has been really fun. You’re supposed to go back to work next week, but maybe this is the right time for you to push work back for a year. I like you caddying and I think you’re having a good time and you’re good at it, and it’s nice to spend time with our son.”

“So we just got it worked out, he got it worked out with Delta Airline that he was going to be able to just sort of push his job back. He’ll go to work next year after he gets married in July and he’ll caddie the rest of this season. So a change for us, but something I’m really looking forward to and I think he is, too.”

And those caddying duties will take father and son to next January’s Tournament of Champions and also April’s 85th hosting of the Masters, and the benefits of their teaming in winning the Safeway Open.



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