Stewart Cink takes break from golf after wife's cancer diagnosis

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.external-link "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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