TURNBERRY (Scotland) (AFP) - Stewart Cink won the British Open here on Sunday edging compatriot Tom Watson in a one-sided four-hole playoff. Cink led all the way in the showdown which came as something of an anti-climax after a drama-filled day. It was his first win in a major tournament. Watson, who started the round as overall leader at four under and was bidding to become at 59 the oldest winner ever of a major, had an eight-footer on the 72nd hole to win, but pushed his putt wide for a bogey. Cink had already posted a two-under 278 total after closing with a birdie for 69. Watson came in with a 72. The play-off opened at the par-four fifth with the early advantage going to Cink. Both men found bunkers with their approaches, but while Cink got up an down, Watson needed two putts. Watson salvaged an unlikely par after coming up woefully short with his tee shot at the par-three sixth which Cink parred comfortably. Moving on to the par-five 17th, the second easiest hole on the course, Cink split the fairway with a three-wood while Watson landed in deep rough left. He could only hack the ball a few yards further on into more rough and his astonishing challenge was all but over as he double-bogeyed, while Cink had a birdie to open up a four-stroke advantage that he clinched at the 18th. Tied for third on one under were English pair Lee Westwood (71) and Chris Wood (67) with compatriot Luke Donald (67), Retief Goosen of South Africa (72) and Australia's Mathew Goggin (73) on even par.