Kevin Na, who became golf's poster boy for slow play at the 2012 Players Championship and was put on the clock at last week's Valspar Championship, enjoyed a lighthearted poke at the topic from Sunday's gallery at Bay Hill.
Nearly eight years removed from his other PGA Tour win, John Senden endured a roller-coaster back nine Sunday at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course to hold off Kevin Na by a shot and win the 2014 Valspar Championship on PGA Tour.
While Robert Garrigus' caddie insists the slow play of Kevin Na got his player out of rhythm, Garrigus aid Saturday that Na had gotten a lot better, even after both players were put on the clock at the Valspar Championship.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the Valspar Championship Sunday at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Cool temperatures and windy conditions again made scoring difficult early Friday at the Valspar Championship. But things heated up in the afternoon, including Robert Garrigus, who shot 5-under 66 to take a three-shot lead.
TV anchors defended Kevin Na at Sawgrass, but his slow play should have been addressed long ago.
Kevin Na is slow. He knows it. The golfing world knows it. But it doesn't excuse the heckling that Na received on Sunday at Sawgrass. That was just embarrassing, says our Ryan Lavner.
Kevin Na admits he has a hard time pulling the trigger, but also says it's not nearly as painful for viewers as it is for him. Jeff Rude explains.
Kevin Na rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead at The Players Championship.
Certainly, if baseball has the dog days of August, that time of year when a long season has worn on some players and teams, and focus is less than sharp, we are at that point in the PGA Tour schedule.
Kevin Na will remember the ninth hole at the Texas Open for a long time. Na recorded a 16 there in the first round, the highest score on a par 4 in PGA Tour history.
His stats look like a grizzled veteran's, but Kevin Na is only 27. Sunday at Riviera, the question remains: Will this be his breakthrough week?
There was no reason to look at the ball when he got to the drop zone, but Kevin Na is glad he did. Had he not, the first round of the Tour Championship might have been a very costly day.
With the low scoring of late on the PGA Tour, rules officials should think about putting out an advisory like those issued by the Department of Homeland Security. The current threat advisory level definitely is orange: High risk of BIRDIES.
Local resident Kevin Na was planning to use the Mark Christopher Charity Classic only as a tune-up. Instead, he turned it into a victory celebration.