Golf roundup: Cink has career-low 62 at RSM Classic at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A great start to the week got even better for Stewart Cink on Thursday.

Three days after his wife, Lisa, received a good report on her Stage 4 breast cancer, she was in the gallery at Sea Island as he posted a career-low 62 to finish one shot behind in the RSM Classic.

“Huge blessing,” Cink said.

It showed in his easy smile and the peaceful walk on a gorgeous day in the Golden Isles, a happy day in a year filled with unimaginable trials.

Cink, winless since his British Open victory at Turnberry in 2009, stepped away from the PGA Tour in May when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. After nine rounds of chemotherapy, doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston switched her over to what Cink described as a maintenance program.


NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Shanshan Feng was right back on top of an LPGA Tour leaderboard, shooting a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead over So Yeon Ryu and Charley Hull after the first round of the CME Group Tour Championship.


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lee Westwood shot a 6-under 66 in swirling wind to take a one-stroke lead in the DP World Tour Championship, the European Tour’s season finale.


SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. amateur champion Curtis Luck and rookie professional Lucas Herbert each shot 5-under 67 to share the Australian Open lead, leading American star Jordan Spieth two strokes back.