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Meet Lisa Cink: Pro Golfer Stewart Cink’s Wife, Caddie and a Cancer Survivor

Published 05/28/2023, 6:26 AM EDT

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With all the excitement at the Charles Schwab Challenge, fans are clinging to their screens to catch each moment with their eyes. However, besides the mega event, the Senior PGA Championship also has no shortage of viewers on and off the course!

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The tournament would have been even more exciting with legend John Daly’s presence on the field. However, despite his unexpected withdrawal, golf fans are extremely thrilled to watch their favorite players move through the holes, especially Stewart Cink. The golf ace is in the headlines for his unexpected performance. But fans are more excited to know about his biggest supporter, his wife!

The woman behind Stewart Cink’s success


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The Senior PGA Championship field is filled with absolute legends with marvelous records! Golf superstars including Pádraig Harrington and Steve Stricker are currently leading the tournament, giving the fans the time of their lives! But appearing as their biggest threat at the event is American professional Stewart Ernest Cink.

The PGA Tour star has had a highly decorated career during his prime years. In fact, he made his mark on the game after he defeated the GOAT, Tom Watson, at the 2009 Open Championship in a spectacular four-hole playoff! Clearly, there is no lack of skill in the former champion. However, a huge amount of credit for his remarkable performances also goes to his family as well as his caddie. Luckily for him, both roles are played by the same person, his wife, Lisa Cink.


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Lisa has been supporting her husband’s career not only by rooting for him off the course but also by holding his bag during professional tournaments. The philanthropist and entrepreneur has been caddying for the golf star ever since the RBC Heritage and has been receiving a lot of attention from the fans for the same reason.

The partnership between the two has been pretty incredible and they share an amazing bond on and off the course. Moreover, Cink mentioned how there are numerous perks to having his wife caddy for him. “She’ll make a deal with me if I get a super-long putt inside three feet, she says I get a peck on the cheek,” he revealed. Other than the cheesy side of it, Lisa is also well aware of Stewart’s biggest weaknesses and strengths. And so, she can easily guide him in the best way possible during stressful times mid-tournament.

How long have the two been together?

They say that the best matches are made in heaven. But as per reports, Lisa and Stewart bumped into each other at Florence High School in Alabama. However, after high school, the two went to separate colleges. And it was then that they realized that the bond they shared was more than just friendship!

Soon, Lisa decided to take a much-needed transfer to Georgia Tech to be with the love of her life. And it was in 1993 that they said their vows at the age of 20. The Cinks have two sons, Connor and Reagan, who are equally supportive of the golfer’s profession. Not to forget, Reagan has also caddied for his father during several events. In fact, the golf star won his first tournament in 10 years at the Safeway Open with his son holding his clubs!

A terrible phase in the lives of the Cinks


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With his professional career starting to boom, Cink was all set to conquer the golf world with his skills. But little did he know that a personal bombshell was headed his way in the form of a health disaster for his wife! In 2016, the golfer and his family came across Lisa’s stage IV breast cancer. It was an extremely stressful time for the couple. And notably, the player had to drop the Wells Fargo Championship and eventually cancel his PGA tour in 2016.

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Thankfully, Lisa started showing signs of improvement after nearly nine rounds of chemotherapy and finally won her battle against cancer. To everyone’s surprise, the woman made a strong comeback in December 2016 to caddy for Cink at PCA’s Father/Son Challenge.


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Currently, Stewart Cink is holding on to his third place on the Charles Schwab leaderboard. And his wife is all in to support the player with her incomparable advice and affection! Do you think Cink can win the Charles Schwab Challenge? Let us know in the comments section!

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a senior golf writer at EssentiallySports, boasting an impressive portfolio of over 1000 articles. Joydeep's expertise spans across various aspects of the sport, specifically his speculations and analysis of the upcoming events on the PGA Tour calendar. One of Joydeep's most notable moments at EssentiallySports was when his article on Tiger Woods' withdrawal from the 2023 Masters garnered an overwhelming response from fans.

Edited By: Sheldon Pereira