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July 20, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
That pristine ogre known as golf has struck again, choosing a gorgeous setting by the Irish Sea to unleash its full and singular meanness upon a cherished 59-year-old man. It enticed him for four days of enchantment. It ushered him to the 72nd hole with a one-shot lead in a British Open and a chance to broaden earthly possibility. It brought Tom Watson down that No.
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January 23, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
  LA JOLLA - The guy in the signature black sweater vest here Thursday, walking the fairways of the Farmers Insurance Open, looked familiar. Oh, there was a little hitch in his get-along, perhaps a little more roundness near the belt. But the irons still fired at the pin and the velvety putting touch, on greens that demand nothing else, were the same. This was Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines South. How can we ever forget? Why would we even try? It was the 2008 U.S. Open.
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January 21, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
In his biggest moment in golf, Stewart Cink also had his biggest opportunity to shank his entire career. A player with a deflated grasp of reality and an inflated sense of himself would have hit it into the water. It was the 2009 British Open at Turnberry, Scotland, and this is not a new story. Yet Cink's handling of this delicate situation remains a study in how to do the right thing at the right time. The world had watched in breathless anticipation as 59-year-old Tom Watson stood one par away from winning his sixth British Open.
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December 14, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
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January 23, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
  LA JOLLA - The guy in the signature black sweater vest here Thursday, walking the fairways of the Farmers Insurance Open, looked familiar. Oh, there was a little hitch in his get-along, perhaps a little more roundness near the belt. But the irons still fired at the pin and the velvety putting touch, on greens that demand nothing else, were the same. This was Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines South. How can we ever forget? Why would we even try? It was the 2008 U.S. Open.
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March 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Sean O'Hair took advantage of a stunning collapse by Stewart Cink to win the PODS Championship, closing with a two-under-par 69 on Sunday to energize his young career and earn a trip to the Masters. O'Hair hadn't won since his rookie season in 2005 and felt as if he had been going nowhere over the last couple of seasons.
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June 19, 2010 | By Teddy Greenstein
Birdie: The USGA. Trimmed 34 yards off the fourth hole, leaving 290 yards. Tom Watson took a shot with a driver, saying: "It's a lot of fun to go ahead and take a crack at that green." Jerry Kelly hit a three-wood to 14 feet but missed the eagle try. Bogey: Mike Weir. Hard to believe he held the lead briefly Thursday. Weir followed his 79 on Friday with an 83 on Saturday, his highest score in 42 career U.S. Open rounds. And he made an eagle Saturday on No. 4. Birdie: At the risk of being repetitive … the USGA.
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May 19, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Stewart Cink was swinging and thinking well during the first round of the Colonial at Fort Worth. And the result was predictable. "It almost feels like it's too easy to play," Cink said after shooting a six-under-par 64 Thursday. Cink wasn't alone. Only a stroke back at 65 were Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson, Arron Oberholser, Charley Hoffman and Stephen Ames. Defending champion Kenny Perry was among a group of eight players at 66.
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March 9, 2008 | From the Associated Press
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Stewart Cink played the last of his 28 holes Saturday in near darkness, eager to finish a long day in tough conditions. Even after his lone bogey in the third round for a two-under-par 69, he couldn't wait to get started today. With Cink playing in 30-mph wind at the PODS Championship for the better part of 12 hours, his fortunes turned quickly when he ran off three straight birdies and went from four shots down to a two-shot lead that probably puts him in the final group for the third time this year.
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April 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
Stewart Cink always had a reason to withdraw from the MCI Classic. Now he's got a reason not to. Cink, playing in the tournament at Hilton Head Island, S.C., for the first time, shot a six-under 65 Sunday to overcome a four-stroke deficit as Ernie Els faltered. Cink won by two strokes over Tom Lehman, who also shot a final-round 65. "One year my wife had surgery," said Cink, who won $540,000 for his second career PGA Tour victory. "One year we had a child the week before.
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July 18, 2013 | By Bill Dwyre
GULLANE, Scotland - The three senior musketeers of professional golf walked the links of Muirfield in the British Open on Thursday with pride, few regrets and less-than-great results. Was this golf or nostalgia? Does it matter? Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Fred Couples teed it up at 9 a.m. in Scotland, on a day on which the weather resembled Palm Springs in March. The knowledgeable and appreciative Scottish fans surrounded the first tee in a show of respect. These three totaled 172 years on Earth, eight British Open titles and 15 major titles in all. Watson, 63, with five British titles, two Masters and one U.S. Open, could play here because he finished second in his stunning, near storybook run in 2009, when Stewart Cink beat him in a playoff.
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January 19, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Scott Stallings, who has an easy smile and a sweet swing, sneaked away with a five-shot lead after three rounds of the Humana Challenge on Saturday. While many were congratulating 39-year-old Stewart Cink on his six-under-par round of 66 that jumped him from 15th into a five-way tie for second or were busy biting nails waiting to see whether Phil Mickelson made the cut (he did), Stallings shot a nine-under 63 at the PGA West Nicklaus course and earned himself a big advantage heading into Sunday's final round.
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August 8, 2012 | By Barry Stavro
Sixteen different golfers have won the last 16 major championships — it's the longest, and most diverse list of major winners in the sport since the 1940s — and Tiger Woods isn't anywhere in this group photo. Padraig Harrington is the last player to double up in a major, winning the 2008 British Open and PGA Championship, but since then it has been a new name every time. This group of 16 includes winners from five continents and seven countries, with a dozen players claiming their first major in this span.
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January 21, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
In his biggest moment in golf, Stewart Cink also had his biggest opportunity to shank his entire career. A player with a deflated grasp of reality and an inflated sense of himself would have hit it into the water. It was the 2009 British Open at Turnberry, Scotland, and this is not a new story. Yet Cink's handling of this delicate situation remains a study in how to do the right thing at the right time. The world had watched in breathless anticipation as 59-year-old Tom Watson stood one par away from winning his sixth British Open.
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October 2, 2010 | By Bill Dwyre
A surprising 6-4 lead for the United States team at mid-afternoon Saturday looked less rosy a few hours later, as golf's Ryder Cup competition headed toward hoped-for dramatics on Sunday. Because of the deluge of rain Friday that caused a seven-hour delay at Celtic Manor Resort's Twenty Ten course, Saturday turned into a patchwork, non-stop march of foursome and four-ball teams. After the completion of a session of six foursome matches (where two-man teams alternate shots), the U.S. and captain Corey Pavin were where they weren't supposed to be -- ahead.
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September 10, 2010 | By Teddy Greenstein
Want to watch a PGA Tour player squirm? Ask him about Cog Hill, a jewel of Chicago public golf that's taking an absolute beating this week. Many have ripped on its condition, with Tiger Woods saying, "They've kind of lost a few of these greens. They're slow and a bit bumpy, but we all have to putt them. " Phil Mickelson, a critic of "Dubsdread" course renovator Rees Jones, said: "I played really good golf the first two days, and I'm over par. I just don't think I'm good enough to play this golf course.
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September 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Sean O'Hair got a putting tip from Tiger Woods and put it to good use Thursday in the Tour Championship, opening with a four-under-par 66 to take a one-shot lead in the final FedEx Cup playoff event. Woods did all right himself. He recovered from a shaky start with three birdies during a four-hole stretch on the back nine at East Lake for a 67, leaving him one shot back along with Padraig Harrington and British Open champion Stewart Cink. O'Hair played six times last week at home with his buddies.
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June 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Stewart Cink had a reputation as a good golfer who just couldn't finish off a tournament. His collapse during the fourth round of the PODS Championship in March left him with only one victory in the nine events in his career in which he had the lead going into the last day. On Sunday, he put that behind him, holding off late charges from Tommy Armour III and defending champion Hunter Mahan to win the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., by a stroke.
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September 7, 2010
Tiger Woods turned out to be the easy selection. Nor did U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin shake the tree very much by inviting former major champions Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson to Wales. The dice roll came when Pavin picked the rookie. Not a Ryder Cup rookie. A PGA Tour rookie. Rickie Fowler, still a week short of marking his first anniversary as a professional, grabbed a slice of history Tuesday when Pavin handed him the final roster spot for next month's matches.
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July 14, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
From St. Andrews, Scotland Tom Watson fits like an old shoe now. He is as comfortable in his own skin as we are, seeing him there. He is a story on the day before the British Open not because of what he did in the distant past, but because of what he did last year. He may be 60, but he is current. Wednesday at St. Andrews was a day of rain, wind and chill. They were supposed to play a special Champions Challenge, a four-hole event that allows past champions who are able to tee it up on the fabled grounds one more time.
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