April 24 2011
By Stan Awtrey, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- They only live about 15 miles away from each other in the northern Atlanta suburbs, but Stewart Cink and Jason Bohn rarely play golf together. Usually it only occurs when they’re paired at a PGA TOUR event, as they were Sunday at The Heritage.
“We play every week, don’t we?” Cink joked. “At least we talk about playing every week. But I think we’ve done only done it once.”
Logistics and family commitments make it tough. They’re not always off the same week and each man has a wife and two children, as well as off-the-course business demands.
“It’s not always easy to set aside basically a whole day,” Cink said. “But we’ll get together, maybe play East Lake one day.”
The two colleagues had casual conversations around the course and seemed to enjoy each other’s company. Their results were good, too, as each man shot 67. Cink finished the tournament at 4-under 280, while Bohn birdied four of the last six holes, including the difficult 18 th, and finished at 281.
Cink changed his equipment this week, switching to a lighter shaft. The only clubs that didn’t change was the 3-wood and sand wedge. He was pleased with the changes, even though he wasn’t overwhelmed by his overall results.
Bohn was hoping the momentum he gained on Sunday will carry over to next week, when he defends his championship at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.