Cink takes break due to wife’s illness

Stewart Cink plays a shot

Stewart Cink is currently ranked 208th in the world

American Stewart Cink, the 2009 Open champion, has announced he is taking a break from professional golf after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cink, 42, a five-time Ryder Cup player, is currently ranked 208th in the world.

“Since I was 15 years old, Lisa Cink has been my biggest supporter,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s now time for me to return the favour.

“In order to assist Lisa in meeting this challenge, I will be stepping away until circumstances improve for her.”

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