Golf’s not an easy game. You keep working at it and, sooner or later, something good will happen. This is the famous quote by Tommy Fleetwood and 47-year-old American golfer Stewart Ernest Cink make it true after won the PGA tour since after 11 years.
Every first event of 2020-21 season has come to an end with and astonished result. This golf tournament played as a named Safeway Open at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course in Napa, California from 10 Sep to 13 September 2020. The winner (Stewart Ernest Cink) $1.188 million from the total $6.6 million purses, plus 500 FedEx Cup points to kick-start the new season. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the recap of the Safeway Open.
Round 1 Recap
Scottish Russell Knox shine on the first day at Safeway Open
Russell Knox (-9)
Russell Knox shot a nine-under 63 to take the first-round lead in the Safeway Open, the newly first event of the new PGA Tour season. In the wake of missing the FedEx Cup playoffs by two spots to shut last season, Scottish Player had seven birdies and eagled the 550-yard, par-5 fifth hole. He is looking for his first victory since 2016 when he caught both the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and Travelers Championship for his just PGA Tour wins.
A birdie on No. 4 got Knox back on target, and therefore the eagle on No. 5 jump-started his get up the leaderboard.
Knox hit his first tee shot of the day into the rough and had to scramble for par. After two-putting on the par-3 second gap, Knox left his methodology on No.3, 41 feet in need of the pin, compelling another two-putt. A birdie on No. 4 got Knox back on target again, and therefore the eagle on No. 5 kicked off his ascent up the leaderboard.
Sam Burns and Cameron Percy (-8)
Sam Burns hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the Safeway Open, completing at 8 under and finished his round one tied for 2nd position 8 under with Cameron Percy
Aussie Cameron Percy playing his incredible game and hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the Safeway Open, and had a good round of putting, with no misses on putts within 10 feet.
Round 2 Recap
Sam Burns leads after second round of Safeway Open.
Sam Burns (-15)
Samuel Holland Burns carded a 7-under 65 in Round 2 of the Safeway Open to make a two-shot lead into the end of the week in Napa, California.
The 24-year-old bounced back well from an early double-bogey on No. 2 with three back to back birdies. He added six more red numbers to his card to shoot the least 36-hole score of his career.
“I think it annoyed me a touch bit, woke me up I guess,” Burns said of his early blunder. “It was early, cold. it had been quite love it picked me up, like hey, let’s go. Just quite cursed with it and therefore the golf links opened up on behalf of me the remainder of the day.”
Harry Higgs (-13)
The 28 -years-old Harry Higgs closed the gap on Burns with an astounding 10-under 62 for the most reduced round of his career. The 2019-20 Rookie of the Year chosen one finished his day with a rare albatross from 230 yards on No. 9, which Higgs revealed may have ruined his evening plans.
“I hope that I can settle down in an hour approximately so I can take a nap,” he said. “My brother and that I were joking, I used to be looking forward to a nap all day long and that i could be too jacked up now to truly fall asleep.”
Round 3 Recap
Brian Stuard, James Hahn, Cameron Percy tied for lead after third round of Safeway Open.
James Hahn won the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship and therefore the 2015 Northern Trust Open. Brian Stuard won the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Cameron Percy has always lost on the PGA Tour. Each is 18 holes faraway from victory.
Brian Stuard shot a 6-under 66, Hahn a 5-under 67 and Percy a 4-under 68 to sit at 16-under overall and share a one-stroke lead more than three other players.
Brian Stuard and Hahn played bogey-free, while Percy made six birdies and two bogeys.
“It would mean everything to me,” Percy said of winning. “No doubt, it would be fabulous. It would mean I get the opportunity to go to Augusta, which is an objective. I’ve never been to Augusta, which is the greatest objective you have at the point when you come here. I just idea I’d get there, I haven’t got there yet, so it’s a huge deal.”
Round 4 Recap
Stewart Cink wins the Safeway Open
1st Stewart Cink (-21)
Stewart Cink shot a last Round 65 to win the Safeway Open for his first victory since the 2009 Open Championship.
He entered Sunday following by two shots on the crowded leaderboard and played perfect golf before recording his first bogey on the seventeenth. He bounced back with a closing birdie to top his second consecutive 7-under round for a two-stroke victory over Harry Higgs.
The 47-year-old’s seventh PGA Tour title accompanied his son, Reagan, as his caddie. It’s Cink’s first success since he infamously beat the 59-year-old Tom Watson in a playoff at Turnberry 11 years ago. After won the Safeway Open, he received first prize worth at $1,188,000.
2nd Harry Higgs (-19)
In the last round of the 2020 Safeway Open, Harry Higgs hits his 235-yard second shot from the harsh 5 feet from the cup at the standard 5 sixteenth gap. He would make the putt for bird.
Harry Higgs hit 8 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in guideline, completing at 19 under for the competition. Higgs completed his day in second at 19 under and got second prize $719,400.
Fedexcup Regular Season Top 10
The new FedEx Cup Regular Season has begun and for the first time in his career Stewart Cink leads the FedExCup. His 500 points will go a long way to ensure he will rejoin the Playoffs for the first time since 2018.
The Regular Season top 10 will receive bonuses for their efforts.
1. Stewart Cink 500
2. Harry Higgs 300
3. Doc Redman 134
3. Chez Reavie 134
3. Kevin Streelman 134
3. Brian Stuard 134
7. Sam Burns 88
7. Kristoffer Ventura 88
9. Russell Knox 70
9. J.J. Spaun 70
9. James Hahn 70
9. Pat Perez 70