Na wins in playoff
LAS VEGAS — In an unlikely turn of events, it was a bogey that decided the Shriners Hospitals for children open on Sunday.
after Patrick cantlay three-putted on the second playoff hole, Kevin na rolled in a four-foot par putt to claim his second win in Las Vegas at tpc Summerlin, and his fourth win on the PGA tour. na is hopeful his win will help him earn a captain’s pick on tiger Woods’ american team for the Presidents cup in december.
“I hope he will be texting me, if not I will be texting him,” na said. “I’ve got two wins this calendar year, so hopefully he’s keeping an eye on me. I can make some putts.”
there were four days of perfect scoring conditions in the desert, and na and cantlay finished tied at 23-under par after a 72-hole shootout. na, who lives in Las Vegas, also won this event in 2011 and entered Sunday with a four shot lead. He seemed to be in control of the tournament before making a stunning triple bogey at the par-four 10th hole and letting the contenders back into the tournament. “It was hard to shake it off,” na said.
coming off unbelievable rounds of 62 and 61, na stumbled to the finish line shooting a one-under 70. Luckily for na, none of the chasers were able to take control. cantlay, who began the day in second, made it to the playoff with a three-under 68. Pat Perez started the day in third, and also shot just three-under Sunday. na built himself a cushion over the first three rounds with impeccable putting. the 36-year-old made a record 558-feet, 11-inches of putts this week, breaking ben Martin’s record of 551 feet set in 2015.