Wednesday April 21, 2021 – At 47, most players hope to scrape out a few more Top 10s en route to their debut on the Champions Tour. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case with Stewart Cink.
With his win at the RBC Heritage, Cink now has two wins in his last 15 starts on Tour; pretty remarkable considering prior to 2021 he hadn’t been in the Winner’s Circle since his 2009 Open Championship.
So, what gives?
While most guys would attribute their resurgence to swing and/or equipment changes, Stew has something else going for him: his newly found caddie (and son), Reagan Cink.
It’s impossible to quantify the impact a caddie has on player success. But sometimes, it’s the intangible that makes all the difference. And in the case of Stewart Cink, the results speak for themselves.
We have no questions about their on-course performance in 2021. However, we are curious how Cink handles the prize money split with Reagan.
Generally, player:caddie splits follow the 10-7-5 rule. Meaning, caddies receive 10% of the purse for wins, 7% for Top 10 finishes, and 5% for everything else.
And while we’d gladly take a $127,800 payday, for Reagan’s sake, we’re hoping nepotism prevails.