Kevin Na wins The Greenbrier

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09Jul2018

By : BGA Proshop

Unfortauntely Kevin Na is not really known for his golf skills but more for his slow play on a golf course. Today he was able to put that all aside and claim his second PGA Tour victory at The Greenbrier.

Na last victory was in Las Vegas back in October 2011 but with a closing 64 he was able to cruise to a 5 stroke win.

"I wasn't sure if it was going to come again. I was hoping it would — sooner than later," Na said. "I've been close so many times, failed so many times."

He had three dozen top 10 finishes since his last win back in 2011 and there has been “A lot of heartbreaks,” he acknowledged.

Na started the day one stroke behind overnight co-leaders, Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft but went on to birdie 6 of the first 10 holes. The only blemish today was a bogey on the 11th hole but his putter was running hot. "My putter got hot," Na said. "The first day the putter felt awful, and (then) it just clicked. Every time I got over the ball it felt great, and everything felt like it was going in."

When he made a par putt on 14th he could see the finish line.

“I tried not to think about winning,” Na said. “Obviously it seems like I've always tried too hard. I mean, how do you say you tried too hard? What is the difference, the fine line between trying too hard and letting it happen?

“Definitely thinking about that trophy. I was definitely thinking about winning. But I was trying to stay in the moment. … I just felt great. I just felt relaxed.”

“I was hoping it would, sooner than later, but my game was starting to feel really good this year. … I was thinking I was going to win one before the year was over and here it is.”
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