Kevin Na shot a fearless six under par 65 to win the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Na wearing the new black and white asymmetrical FJ ICON started his final round tied at the top of the leaderboard with two time 2011 PGA Tour winner Nick Watney (FJ Sport), Na knew the the tournament would not be given to him. He would have to go out and take it.
Na responded to the challenge brilliantly with birdies on three of his first four holes, taking an early two stroke lead over the proven winner Watney. However, after a Na bogey, Watney would pull even on the par three fourteenth at 20-under par.
The bogey seemed to awaken Na as he rattled off three straight birdies (15-17) to take control of the tournament at 23-under par. On the final hole both players exchanged pars and Na joined the ranks as a PGA Tour winner.
Great way to win your 1st Kevin! Overcoming a little adversity mentally is sure to build confidence.
Love to see first time winners. Congrad Kevin on your first win!
Congrats to Kevin Na for his first win on the PGA Tour! It may have come after playing in over 100 tournaments without a win but he went out on the final round and beat Nick Watney 2 time winner in 2011! That's got to be a boost of confidence! Who knows where he will go from here but best of luck to him and his brother who is still in Korea! ( who he gave a nice shout out to as Na strolled up the 18th fairway to win the tournament!) Goodluck in the future Kevin!
Congrats to Kevin on the good start, and finish, on Sun. & his first PGA win.
I kept thinking of sodium when it referenced "Na Birdie" and such. Anyway, congratulations on his win!
Congrats to Kevin Na on his first win!
It was a great win. That tweet on 17 sealed the deal.
Congrats Kevin Na! Great player!
Glad to see him finally win, just needs to pick up pace of play!