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Episode 81: Stewart Cink | PGA Tour Pro and 2009 “The Open” Champion

Episode 81: Stewart Cink | PGA Tour Pro and 2009 “The Open” Champion

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Stewart Cink
    • Great honor to be named to Alabama Sports Hall of Fame even though he never set out to have that as a goal
    • First memories of sports was actually seeing pictures of himself as a toddler with a golf club
    • Loved playing soccer but his passion was golf once he was old enough to play at the municipal course in his hometown
    • Three school choices for playing golf in college were Stanford, Auburn, and Georgia Tech but felt that Georgia Tech was the best fit for him
    • Life changing event for him occurred as a Sophomore at Georgia Tech when he found out that he would be a father
    • He and Lisa got married and his golf game rose to new levels due to the intense focus on time management of being a husband, father, student, and golf athlete
    • Turned pro in 1995 and for his very first pro event he missed his flight to the event
    • Became a PGA Tour professional in 1997 winning Rookie of the Year
    • Defeated Tom Watson in 2009 The Open Championship to become a Major Champion but almost didn’t make it to the first hole of the playoff because of a minor accident in a golf cart carrying him to the playoff hole
    • Words of Wisdom from Stewart Cink: “Don’t wait for the opportunity to do something when you’ve got the opportunity now.”

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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