A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier: Kevin Na wins second PGA Tour title


Kevin Na ended a seven-year drought to win his second PGA Tour title with a convincing five-shot victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday

Kevin Na has agonised through multiple runner-up finishes in the last seven years, but on Sunday he finally broke through for his second PGA Tour victory with a dominant display in West Virginia. 

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Na said. “I’ve waited a long time for this. Lot of close calls, lot of disappointments. I wasn’t sure if it was going to come again.

“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.”

Na began the day a shot behind Kelly Kraft and Harold Varner III, but after three consecutive pars raced in to the lead with six birdies in his following seven holes to get to 19-under-par. 

A bogey on the 11th was his only dropped shot of the day, but Na’s final biride on the par-four 16th meant he signed for a fourth-round 64 that put him easily out of reach of the rest of the field. 

One of the crucial moments came on the 14th hole, where Na made a five-footer for par to stay four-shots ahead, and he as quick to credit his putter as a big reason for his victory. 

“These greens were rock hard. Some of these pins you couldn’t get to. But I hit some great shots, and the putter was just hot.

“It was just one of those days that I felt great over the ball, and everything was going in.”

“I tried not to think about winning. 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.”

Kraft finished with a birdie on the par-three 18th to claim solo second ahead of Brandt Snedeker and Jason Kokrak at 14-under-par, with the trio also guaranteeing their spots in the147th Open at Carnoustie with Austin Cook.

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