Kevin Na Rallies to Win Sony PDF Print E-mail


Kevin Na celebrates after winning at Waialae

Honolulu, Hawaii - Kevin Na rallied from three shots behind with six

holes to play, making birdie on three straight holes (finishing with an

up and down birdie at the last) to finish with a 5 under par 65 and a

one-shot victory over Chris Kirk and Joaquin Niemann at the Sony Open.

Na who has a history of recent withdrawls at the Sony Open for a

myriad of reasons, was almost a scratch from the first round again.

"On Wednesday morning, warming up in the pro-am, I hit one hard

and I pulled my rib, and I didn't know what to expect. I was like

here we go again,” Na revealed. “My trainer that I just added to the

team, Cornel Driessen, he helped me out a lot. We worked on it,

loosened it, and the next day I woke up, it felt great and felt like

nothing happened. Had he not been here, I don't know, it might

have been a different story." Na then looked ahead to the rest of

the season, "The goals now are to be top-20 in the world before the

year is over, contend in a major and obviously make it to the Tour

Championship and the Ryder Cup."

The victory was Na's fifth career PGA Tour victory, and punches his

ticket back to Hawaii for the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions.