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What's In My Bag? Stewart Cink

August 2008
AGE: 35 / LIVES: Duluth, Ga. / STORY: Five straight years in the Top 50 on the Money List; member of last three Ryder Cup teams
HOW TIMES CHANGE
Since I came out on tour in 1997, I've seen two big changes: (1) Style of play. Players are much more aggressive and into power. Everyone works out more. (2) The amount of information you can get about yourself and other players. The digital media is mind-boggling.
August 2008
LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT
I had it in my mind that only bad putters used long putters, but mechanically, it helped smooth some things out. I did use a short putter for about six months, and I still practice with it. But the idea that only bad putters change to the long putter is gone. I really feel comfortable on all putts. You want to putt the same way whether you feel calm or jacked up.
TIGER IS JUST A NORMAL GUY
We came out on tour at the same time and have become good friends. Nothing he does surprises me. All the great things, like the putt to win Bay Hill, are a product of his self-belief. People would be surprised what a normal guy he is. He loves sports and just goes about his business.
WHEN 95 IS BETTER THAN 100
If I had to pick one distance, it would be a 95-yard shot. I would hit a full lob wedge or a controlled, punch sand wedge with a three- or four-yard cut.
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