PNC Championship R1

Team Cink takes opening lead in Florida, Team Woods has a blast

PNC Championship 2021 R1
December 18-19
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Florida
Round 2

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Stuart Cink and his son Reagan lead the 2021 PNC Championship by a single shot following a blemish free 13-under opening round. Cink won on his debut in 2013 alongside his elder son Cameron who he also partnered in 2014, 2016, 2018. This is the third time he has partnered Reagan. (2015, 2017)

PNC Championship 2021 R1

“They are different kind of golfers, I don’t think there’s anything I can do,” said Stuart. “They will handle things how they want to, and it’s not completely up to them whether we end up competing at the end of this tournament tomorrow or not. It’s a lot of my job, too. So as far as, I’ll let him answer the part about the family pressure.”

“I really want to win this tournament,” said Reagan. “Connor does not play very much golf. He happens to be a really good putter. He holds it over me. I beat him every time we play golf together, and he has won this tournament and I have not.”

PNC Championship 2021 R1

Defending champions Justin and Mike Thomas are well placed in tied second place alongside Team Daly after an opening round of 60.

Justin Thomas on his round: “Crazy cool to be out on the course with Tiger, Charlie, my dad. Definitely calling it a success both my dad and Tiger made it 18 holes, so that’s good.”

PNC Championship 2021 R1

Tiger and Charlie Woods lie in tied 5th after an opening round of 62

“Charlie and I had a blast playing together again, playing with the Thomas family, again, we’re extremely close so it was a bunch of fun there, was a lot of needling going on the entire day.

“We’re pulling pranks on each other and giving each other some under-the-breath remarks that I’m glad they didn’t capture. We had a great time. It was just a blast and we had a blast last year on the first year it was the same. We had so much fun out there. We had one thing we wanted to do. We wanted to keep a clean card. Last year we made a bogey in each round. This year we didn’t, our third straight 62 which I think is pretty good. Hopefully tomorrow we get off to a quick start and keep it going.”

PNC Championship 2021 R1

Henrik Stenson playing with son Karl, the youngest player in the tournament, also lies in T5.

“I think I’ve never been more proud of him in my life, I’d say. He did exceptionally well given it’s our first time out there, lots of people. He put pressure on himself. I tried not to but it’s a big occasion, so I think he did exceptionally well and very happy to have him as my team member.”

PNC Championship 2021 R1

Pos.TeamTo ParR1
1Team Cink-1359
T2Team Daly-1260
T2Team Thomas-1260
4Team Singh-1161
T5Team Faldo-1062
T5Team Player-1062
T5Team Lehman-1062
T5Team Kuchar-1062
T5Team Stenson-1062
T5Team Woods-1062
T11Team O’Meara-963
T11Team B Watson-963
T11Team Korda-963
14Team Trevino-864
T15Team Beem-765
T15Team Price-765
T15Team T Watson-765
T15Team Furyk-765
T15Team Duval-765
20Team Harrington-567
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