Apr 19th, 2021
Cink rolls back the years at The Heritage
Tour veteran strolls to a four shot victory at Harbour Town
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Cink, who set a blistering pace at the Heritage with a tournament record sixteen-under-par at the halfway mark closed with one-under 70 to secure a four-shot victory of closest rivals Emiliano Grillo and Harold Varner III.
"It was just a really good, solid week all the way through," said Cink
"It was pretty spectacular the first two days, it was like I could do no wrong. Then the weekend was just a bunch of solid hitting, nothing exciting, but enough."
The former Open Champion went into the final round with a five shot lead and kept his cool with an uneventful final consisting of two birdies and a solitary bogey.
The closest anyone got to Cink's lead was when American Varner birdied the last to take the clubhouse lead on fifteen-under. Varner was joined in second place by Argentinian Emiliano Grillo, who closed with a three-under 68.
England's Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a three-under 68 to finish in a three-way tie for fourth alongside Corey Conners of Canada and American Maverick McNealy.
Collin Morikawa, who started in the final group alongside Cink, had a disappointing final-round of 72, which dropped him down into a share of seventh on twelve-under alongside countryman Chris Kirk
Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson finished in the group on eleven-under in tied-ninth with world number one Dustin Johnson a further shot back.