RIETVELD: Stewart and Reagan Cink’s heartwarming triumph at Harbour Town hit home

The purest, most fruitful father-son relationships are unbeatable, and Stewart and Reagan Cink proved that in grand fashion while sending many of us down a smiling, memory lane of our own Sunday at the RBC Heritage. 

RBC HERITAGE: Cink sails to third tartan jacket 17 years after last win at Harbour Town

With his son right beside him holding his bag and his family close behind, 47-year-old Stewart Cink strolled to the 18th hole at Harbour Town Golf Links on Sunday evening to complete an unthinkable run. The tartan jacket was his for the third time, and the fit never felt better. 

WES’s WISDOM: Father and son perfectly in ‘Cink’ during remarkable RBC Heritage run

After an impressive victory at the Safeway Open, followed by another top-five finish in Bermuda, Stewart Cink knew his son Reagan needed to stay on his bag. Now, just a handful of months later, the father and son find themselves 18 holes away from a weekend to remember forever at the RBC Heritage. 

RBC HERITAGE: Resurgent Cink still steady, in control at Harbour Town

If you’ve been waiting for 47-year-old Stewart Cink to fade, you’re running out of time. The two-time champion Cink is still sitting at the top of the leaderboard with a 54-hole tournament record 18-under-par score after three rounds at the 2021 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, and though his scorching pace finally cooled off a bit during Saturday’s round, he is still five shots clear of his closest competitor, reigning PGA champion Collin Morikawa. 

RBC HERITAGE: Morikawa lurking, waiting for putter to comply

Harbour Town Golf Links has brought out the best in 47-year-old Stewart Cink this week, leaving everyone chasing the two-time RBC Heritage champion. But rising star Collin Morikawa is lurking, and he hasn’t even given Pete Dye’s masterpiece his best shot yet, so it could be a special weekend for the former Cal Bear.

RIETVELD: Up close and personal, this is the RBC Heritage like we’ve never seen

The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is back in its traditional April slot on the schedule, and a very fortunate portion of Plaid Nation is back at Harbour Town Golf Links after a spectator-free 2020 tournament in June.

RBC HERITAGE: Smith, Cink top crowded leaderboard after opening round at Harbour Town

The fans dressed in plaid made their triumphant return to Harbour Town Golf Links on Thursday, but the stellar low scores never left. Australia’s Cameron Smith outdueled the vicious afternoon winds off Calibogue Sound, topping the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing leaderboard with a dazzling 9-under 62 through 18 holes to claim a one-shot advantage over two-time champion Stewart Cink.