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Cink ends PGA Tour title drought with Safeway Open triumph

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Shane Lowry hits his tee shot on the 14th

The 28-year-old eagled the 16th to put himself in contention but Cink held his nerve to become the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event since Phil Mickelson at Pebble Beach in 2019 aged 48.

At the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California, where the 2020-21 PGA Tour season is getting underway, Burns was nearly flawless following nine birdies and a double bogey.

Overnight leader Sam Burns struggled to a one-over par 72 that left him a stroke off the lead on 201.

Cink's seventh PGA Tour victory came more than 23 years after his first.

"It's been an awesome time. And I just try to squeeze every little bit of juice I can out of my golf game, out of that lemon". "And on top of that my golf ball was pretty agreeable most of the way, so it was a really great experience top to bottom all week". Cink took time away from competition in 2016 to be with his wife, Lisa, while she battled cancer, and with her on site at Silverado Resort & Spa and with his son inside the ropes, it was an emotional win for the affable veteran.

"Obviously it was a day where a lot of good things happened and definitely nice to get off to a good start", he said.

The 47-year-old American fired a final-round 65 to finish on 21-under for the tournament.

A member of the PGA Tour since 2005, Hearn finished 160th in the FedEx Cup standings last season, with one top-10 and two top-25 finishes in 19 events.

Percy carded a four-under par 68, moving to 16-under with his fourth birdie of the day, with a 32-foot putt at the 10th. The 62 moved Redman 40 spots up the leaderboard and landed him in a four-way tie for third place at 18 under.

Redman would end up in a share of third with Chez Reavie, who covered the back nine in just 29 strokes to card a 66, with Kevin Streelman picking up three shots over the last four holes to claim a podium finish.

Stuard was among a trio of golfers who began the day tied for first at 16 under.

Brian Stuard rolled in a six-foot birdie putt at the 18th to join a three-way tie for the US PGA Tour Safeway Open lead on Saturday alongside James Hahn and Australian Cameron Percy.

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