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December 7 2012

10:05 AM

No. 83: Stewart Cink

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here .

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2013 PREVIEW: Stewart Cink has many ways to improve this year. He didn't have a single top 10 in 2012 for the first time in his career, missed the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time and his earnings dipped to their lowest point since he joined the TOUR.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: The 2009 British Open champion didn't have many bright spots last year. He did shoot a season-low 65 to grab a share of the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship but shot 10 strokes higher on Sunday and finished tied for 15th. That final-round 75 was the second in a stretch of 13 rounds where he failed to break 70. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: What a smart, funny, intelligent man and what a good interview. Cink is always quick with a smile and good with analysis; unfortunately his golf game was not sharp in 2012. Stewart slipped to 149th on the money list with just $477,000. His putting is fine. Cink is 37th on TOUR in strokes gained putting but did not hit enough greens, ranking 117th in GIR. He is in the midst of swing changes that should pay off in 2013.-- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Golf's original Twitter king suffered through his worst season since joining the PGA TOUR in 1997. Therefore, he sets up as one of the most likely to bounce back given his track record. So, at $477K, he's a virtual steal in salary games. However, given that he turns 40 in May, our long-term gauge is likely forever adjusted. The good news is that he's fully exempt through 2013-14 and he'll play in all of the majors next season. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking
139th

Final Playoffs ranking
-

Best finishes T13 Farmers Insurance Open
By the Numbers
Starts: 22
Cuts made: 14
Rounds played: 67
Top-10 finishes: 0
Money List rank: 149th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 105th
Driving accuracy: 178th
Greens in regulation: 117th
Strokes gained-putting: 37th
Scoring average: 183rd

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