Stewart Cink was on hand to watch the Georgia Tech-Duke basketball game on Feb. 2 and took part in a halftime promotion where a student could have won $25,000 for making a 94-foot putt. The student missed wide left on the end-to-end effort at McCamish Pavilion.
When given a shot at the putt, Cink stretched the putter over his head and lined it up. The putt had the perfect pace and rolled through the cardboard target at the other end. Cink high-fived the student who had just missed and pumped his arms to celebrate. The 2009 British Open winner even shared a high-five with Buzz, the school’s mascot.
Cink is one of the most celebrated players to play at Georgia Tech since Bobby Dodd. Cink and former teammate David Duval are both major championship winners. Other Georgia Tech products on the PGA Tour include Matt Kuchar, Roberto Castro, Cameron Tringale and Chesson Hadley.
Cink is not playing on the PGA Tour this week in Phoenix.