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Gwinnett's Stewart Cink rallies to win Safeway Open

Cink is the oldest PGA Tour winner since Phil Mickelson at 48 at Pebble Beach in February 2019.
Credit: (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Stewart Cink poses with his trophy on the 18th green of the Silverado Resort North Course after winning the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Napa, Calif.

NAPA, California — Stewart Cink won the season-opening Safeway Open at 47 years old Sunday for his seventh PGA Tour victory and first since the 2009 British Open.

Cink closed with a 7-under 65 — rebounding from a bogey on the 17th with a birdie on the 18th — for a two-stroke victory over Harry Higgs

Cink is the oldest PGA Tour winner since Phil Mickelson at 48 at Pebble Beach in February 2019. Cink’s last victory came at the expense of then-59-year-old Tom Watson at Turnberry, with Cink winning a four-hole playoff. 

Cink one-putted 10 times, scrambled for pars after driving into the sand twice and had eight birdies to finish at 21-under 267.