Cink lifted by wife's cancer battle; fires career-low 62

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Stewart Cink drew inspiration from his wife's cancer battle to fire a career-low eight-under-par 62 on Thursday on an ideal day for scoring in the first round of the RSM Classic in St. Simons, Georgia.

Cink, the 2009 British Open champion, and fellow American Jonathan Byrd shared second place behind Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes, who enjoyed another highlight day in his breakthrough year with a flawless 61 at the Sea Island Resort.

"She's got a pretty rough case of breast cancer. It's not good, but she got a really good report this Monday. A huge blessing. My heart is so much better than it was," he said.

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