RBC Heritage 2021: Stewart Cink Cruises to Win After 1-Under in Final Round

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 18, 2021

Stewart Cink watches his drive down the second fairway during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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All Stewart Cink needed was a steady round of golf Sunday in the final round of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, South Carolina. 

He delivered. 


A moment to remember for Stewart Cink. He captures the 2021 @RBC_Heritage. https://t.co/rZXNc9zqot

The veteran golfer shot a one-under 70 to finish 19 under for the tournament, beating Harold Varner III and Emiliano Grillo by four strokes. Maverick McNealy, Corey Conners and Matt Fitzpatrick (all -13) rounded out the top five. 


🏆 @StewartCink has won his third @RBC_Heritage! The 47-year-old joins @B_DeChambeau as the only two-time winners this season. https://t.co/ea9b7GRCAt

Justin Ray @JustinRayGolf

Multiple wins in a @PGATOUR season by players age 47 or older, since 1960 1960 Sam Snead 1968 Julius Boros 2008 Kenny Perry 2009 Kenny Perry 2020-21 Stewart Cink

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Stewart Cink wins the RBC Heritage for a third time. It's his eighth career PGA Tour title. Includes the first one in 1997, a major championship, an ensuing 11-year drought and now two this season.

Spotrac @spotrac

2021 RBC Heritage Prize Money 1. Cink, $1.278M 2. Varner/Grillo, $632k 4. McNealy/Conners/Fitzpatrick: $298k 7. Kirk/Morikawa, $230k 9. Smith/Lowry/Henley/Simpson, $186k

Cink was smooth as you like Sunday, finishing with two birdies and a single bogey. He averaged a driving distance of 306 yards, had a driving accuracy of 64.3 percent, hit 66.7 percent of his greens in regulation and lost 1.5 strokes putting, per PGATour.com

The win was made all the more special for Cink with his son, Reagan, serving as his caddy yet again:


"I don't know if I have the words - it just keeps getting better." It was a week Stewart Cink and his family will remember forever. https://t.co/k9v7sRUyfz


The entire Cink family is enjoying this one. 📺CBS https://t.co/6EHcOsDTnd

Reagan Cink has been caddying for his father since the Safeway Open, Cink's other Tour triumph this season. That switch sure has worked out nicely.  

As for Sunday, Cink told reporters he enjoyed having a bit of a cushion entering the final few holes:

"I did the job that I needed to do today to come away with a little bit of a cushion on the last few holes, which is such a pleasure to experience. It doesn't happen to many people that many times in their career, but to walk down that fairway with a big lead and see that ball come up on dry land here on the 18th fringe with Reagan on the bag, and I knew Connor [his other son] and Lisa [his wife] were out there—it's almost beyond words."


17 years after winning at Harbour Town, Stewart Cink is still getting the job done. 📺CBS https://t.co/jLaBASeVIZ

Pat McAfee @PatMcAfeeShow

Stewart Cink and his kid winning a tournament together was pretty cool to see there

As for the rest of the leaderboard, Charles Howell III shot the top round of the day with a 65, though it only moved him up to a tie for 18th place. A number of other players shot a 66, including Varner III and Dustin Johnson (-10, T13). 

Up next for the PGA Tour is the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, starting on Thursday at the TPC Louisiana. 


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