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Monday, April 19, 2021

Stewart Cink wins third RBC Heritage 2021 title.

RBC Heritage 2021: Stewart Cink wins title ahead of Grillo and Varner at Harbour Town.

PGA Tour veteran Stewart Cink claimed his third RBC Heritage title on Sunday, 21 years and two days after his first.

The 47-year-old, who was a tournament-record 16 under after two rounds, ended with a one-under-par 70 to win on 19 under at Harbour Town, South Carolina.

He finished four shots clear of Argentina's Emiliano Grillo and American Harold Varner III.

The 2009 Open champion, who had won at Hilton Head in 2000 and 2004, went into the final round with a five-stroke lead and held his nerve with two birdies and a bogey over his final 18 holes for his eighth PGA Tour victory.

England's Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a three-under 68 to finish in a three-way tie for fourth.

He won $1.278 million, nearly as much as the $1.404 million for his two previous victories at Harbour Town combined.

The second win comes with a major perk — Cink earned an exemption into the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in June. It will be the first U.S. Open since 2017 for the former Open Championship winner.

Cink became the fourth player to win twice in the same PGA TOUR season after turning 47. Sam Snead, Julius Boros and Kenny Perry, who accomplished it twice.

RBC Heritage 2021 Final Leaderboard.

-19 S Cink (US); 

-15 E Grillo (Arg), H Varner III (US);

 -13 C Conners (Can), M Fitzpatrick (Eng), M McNealy (US);

 -12 C Kirk (US), C Morikawa (US)

Selected others:

-11 S Lowry (Ire);

 -9 M Wallace (Eng), D Willett (Eng);

 -8 T Lewis (Eng); 

-6 T Hatton (Eng); 

-4 I Poulter (Eng); 

+1 R MacIntyre (Sco); 

+3 L Westwood (Eng)

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