Memorial Tournament: 5 sleeper picks for Muirfield Village

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Stewart Cink — No. 182

This veteran has been playing well for most of the year, but his first top 10 of 2017 didn’t come until last week’s Dean and DeLuca Invitational. That success should give Cink a nice confidence boost as he heads north to Muirfield Village, so don’t rule him out — he has a chance to defy his age and make a surprise run at the trophy.

Cink’s tie for 10th at Colonial may have been his eighth top 30 finish of 2017, but it was his first taste of true contention. That should help him springboard to even more success at the Memorial Tournament, where he’s made the cut in each of his last 18 appearances and found the top 10 on numerous occasions along the way. While he’s been wild off the tee this year, the Georgia Tech product remains one of the best ball strikers on the PGA Tour, as well as one of its better putters.

Despite his age of 44, Cink has clawed his way back up to No. 182 in the Official World Golf Ranking and is sitting pretty at 63rd in FedEx Cup points. A win would push him to even greater heights, and with all the positive signs he’s been exhibiting, you can’t rule out the possibility.

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