Golfer Stewart Cink quits PGA Tour to support wife Lisa after breast cancer diagnosis

Stewart Cink Wife Diagnosed with Cancer, Taking a Break From Golf
Stewart Cink Wife Diagnosed with Cancer, Taking a Break From Golf

Pro golfer Stewart Cink says his wife Lisa has been his "biggest supporter" since their teenage years.

"It's now time for me to return the favor," Cink adds.

The PGA Tour pro is quitting golf indefinitely to support Lisa, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Cink pulled out of the Wells Fargo Championship this weekend and will remain away from the game for an undetermined length of time as Lisa undergoes treatment. He announced the news — and his intention to stay by Lisa's side — via Twitter.

See Cink throughout his career:

Cink has won six PGA Tour events in his career. He tied for third place at the 2008 Masters and memorably won the Open Championship in 2009. He's also a five-time member of the American team at the Ryder Cup.

Here's his full statement about stepping away from the sport.

Best wishes to the Cink family.

[H/T For The Win]