Kevin Na wins the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

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27May2019

By : BGA Proshop

Kevin Na secured his 3rd career PGA Tour victory by winning the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

Na started the day with a two shot lead over Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk and Tony Finau but caught hot early in his final round. He made birdies on 2nd, 4th and 6th hole and by the turn he was 3 strokes ahead of Finau.
A bogey on the 10th hole brought him back to the pack but Na finished with a birdie on the 14th and 18th hole to win the tournament by 4 shots.

With careers earnings of more than $28 million USD and only 2 career victories to this point it just shows how consist Na has been throughout his career. After winning at The Greenbrier last year in 2018, he has now won in back to back years.

The win not only included a winner’s cheque of $1.34 million USD but a fully restored 1973 Dodge Challenger which he gifted to his caddy Kenny Harms.

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“By the way, that car is Kenny Harms’ baby!” Na said. “I’m giving it to Kenny.

“He and I have an 11-year relationship,” Na continued. “We are like brothers, and I’m more than happy to give it to him.”

In a show of strength in their relationship on Saturday a fan was giving Na and Harms a hard time and Na double bogey the hole.

“There was a fan distraction let’s call it,” Na said on Saturday. “Kenny being Kenny, he went off on her. He was screaming at her. And he has every right to do so. I felt bad for the lady. I was upset at first and then I saw the lady’s face and I was like, ‘Oh my God. She’s going to pee in her pants.’ So I said, ‘Come on Kenny. Let’s forget about it. Let’s just go.’”

On Tuesday during the practise round they spotted the Challenger sitting on the 10th fairway.

“Kevin, that’s my car, right?” Harms said.

“Yeah, if I win, I’ll give it to you,” replied Na.

“BOOM!” Harms said as he retold the story on the 18th green at Colonial, the trophy presentation having just completed. “Pretty smart for a caddie.”

Said Na: “I don’t know how my caddie convinced me to give him the car, but he’s a good salesman I guess. He sold me into it. But I’m more than happy to give it to him. He deserves it."
 
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