Stewart Cink rallies to win Safeway Open

Tanya Simon
September 14, 2020

A par-five was enough for Higgs to finish in outright second on 19 under, matching his previous best performance on the PGA Tour at the Bermuda Championship in November a year ago, while Doc Redman lit up the final day after he birdied each of the final six holes to return a 10-under 62 which earned him the clubhouse lead for a lengthy period. Then when it came time for me to kind of wrestle the bull to the ground, we were able to keep our composure, me and Reagan both - at least it looked like it on the outside - and get the job done.

Overnight leader Sam Burns struggled to a one-over par 72 that left him a stroke off the lead on 201.

Cink fired eight birdies in a seven-under par 65 at Silverado Resort in Napa, California, his 21-under total of 267 giving him a two-shot win over Harry Higgs. "I definitely feel like my game is heading in the right direction".

Stuard, Cameron Percy, and James Hahn entered the day tied for the lead. The 1995 Tech graduate and three-time All-American had finished 144th in FedEx cup points last season (2019-20) and had just one top-10 finish (Houston Open).

Higgs, who has two victories on the lower tours but none on the PGA Tour, got close with a six-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole but finished with two pars for a 68.

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Ultimately the match was decided by Thiem winning points at key moments, with Medvedev squandering a 4-2 lead in the second. Thiem has more game-by a lot-and more experience in this situation-also by a lot. "Sunday is going to be extremely hard ".

Percy (74) was done when he went double bogey, double bogey, bogey over a three-hole stretch on the front nine.

After hitting his second shot on the par-5 18th into the rough behind the green, Cink chipped to three feet to set up birdie, then waited for the final three groups to finish.

"This was just a really special week where I've had a lot of good things going with my golf". "Even here the second round I was not exactly outstanding, but I really played great over the weekend".

Cink, 47, started the final day a couple of shots off the lead but eight birdies, including an up and down birdie at the 18th, saw him take the title.

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