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Cink wins Travelers Championship

June 22, 2008 at 8:40 PM   |   Comments

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CROMWELL, Conn., June 22 (UPI) -- Stewart Cink won his fifth PGA title Sunday with a 3-under-par 67 in the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands course in Connecticut.

Cink, 35, winning for the first time since 2004, finished at 18-under 262, one stroke ahead of defending champion Hunter Mahan and Tommy Armour III.

First prize was worth $1 million.

"I think the first thing is I can't believe it was this long since the last (win)," Cink said.

"I feel like I've played well enough along the way to have won a couple, but sometimes when you have to wait a little bit you have to go through a few extra trials and it seems a little bit sweeter."

Mahan and Armour both shot 65 in the final round, ending at 17-under-par 263.

Heath Slocum (67) was fourth at 16-under 264 and Vijay Singh (68) fifth, another two shots back.

The round was interrupted by a one-hour rain delay.

"I had the lead all weekend and we had to endure a rain delay and guys were firing left and right," Cink said.. "And I just stayed a step ahead, just enough ... ."

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