Na Wins Shriners Playoff Over Cantlay Print


Kevin Na hoists the crystal after winning the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open




Las Vegas - Kevin Na notched his fourth career PGA Tour win and his

second Shriners title after defeating Patrick Cantlay on the second playoff

hole at TPC Summerlin.

Na fired rounds of 68-62-61-70 to finish at 23 under par.  It was his

performance on the greens that was so remarkable - holing 558 feet of putts

during the 72 holes of regulation, but it was the four-footer in the playoff

for par that sealed the deal. He was an incredible +14.263 in strokes gained

putting for the week.

“I feel like I'm a pretty good putter. I'm a player that I feel like I get better

as I get closer to the greens. That's a strength of my game, a part of my

game that gets stronger," Na said. “Putter got hot this week. Tends to do

that sometimes, and when it does, if I'm hitting it halfway decent I feel

like I can win.”

Both Cantlay and Na shared pars at the 72nd hole to take the match into

extra holes. Na rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the first trip back up the

18th to match Cantlay's birdie. On the next trip up the 18th, Cantlay three-

putted, opening the door for Na to claim his second victory of the 2019.

Pat Perez finished solo third at 21 under par after a final round 68. Adam

Hadwin and Bryson Dechambeau were tied for fourth at -20 after each carded

final rounds of 63.