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No-one rejoices as Cink sinks Watson

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STEWART CINK defeated Tom Watson in a play-off yesterday to lift the Claret Jug at The Open.

But never has a victory been greeted with such apathy.

Cink lifted the trophy to insipid applause from a crowd of long faces, gutted that Watson, 59, had failed in becoming the oldest major champion in history.

This does Cink a disservice.

Watson, Ross Fisher, Lee Westwood and Mathew Goggin all had their chance on the final day, but relinquished it when the pressure was on the most.

At no point did Cink head the field, but sunk a 12-foot putt on the 18th hole to shoot a 69 – considerably better than all his rivals.

Maybe he can now spend some of his £750,000 prize money working on his tan, as currently his head resembles a poorly-pulled pint of ale, with the cap-covered top half a much lighter shade than the bottom half.

Written by Andrew Brook

July 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm

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