He’s played in the RBC Heritage for 22 straight years, but there’s something about Harbour Town Golf Links that keeps Stewart Cink coming back for more. It’s become, in a sense, a home away from home for the now three-time tartan jacket winner, and there was no moment more memorable than his victory last April with his son carrying his bags.
The reigning champ was back in the Lowco to relive some memories on Monday for RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing Media Day, and the tournament officially announced that Cink will return in April to defend his title in front of a full-capacity crowd at Harbour Town.
It’s been a place dear to him since his very first trip down to Hilton Head Island back in 2000, when Cink overcame a four-shot deficit with a sizzling 65 to win the then-MCI Classic. Four years later, he outlasted Ted Purdy in a marathon playoff. But the most unexpected one of them all took a team effort from the people he loved the most.
It was never planned that Reagan Cink would be his father’s go-to caddy, but the pandemic delayed his start date at the Delta Air Lines job he landed after college — and opened the door to working with his dad.
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