Na wins in play­off

Edmonton Sun - - SPORTS -

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.

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