Last updated on: 9/24/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Stewart Cink Biography

Title:
Professional golfer
Position:
NC to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"
Reasoning:

“Look, there’s parts of golf that are and parts that aren’t [a sport]. I wouldn’t react in an insensitive way to this question. Physically, golf is obviously not super-demanding. There’s not a lot of contact and, you know, no one is running a marathon.

But the hand-eye coordination involved in hitting a certain kind of shot, like hitting a drive 320 yards down a tree-lined narrow fairway, or a delicate pitch shot from behind a sloped green, or simply the tiny movements within the swing is what makes it athletic and challenging and a sport. In the end, there’s no real answer, and I don’t think it matters in the end because golf has strong, loyal fans.”

Will Leivenberg, “B/R Exclusive: Stewart Cink Dishes Majors, Social Media and Why Golf Is a Sport,” bleacherreport.com, Apr. 24, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professional golfer, 1995-present
  • Winner, British Open, 2009
  • Competitor, US Ryder Cup team, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • Awarded PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, 1997
  • Education:
  • BA, Management, Georgia Tech, 1995
  • Other:
  • Born May 21, 1973 in Huntsville, AL
  • Has won six PGA Tour titles
  • Named “All-American” three times in college
  • Twitter handle: @stewartcink