Winner’s Circle: Kevin Na Claims Victory at Charles Schwab Challenge

Kevin Na Wins Charles Schwab Challenge
Kevin Na celebrates with caddie, Kenny Harms, after a birdie on the eighth green during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC on May 26, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Kevin Na shot a 66 on Sunday at Colonial Country Club to capture the newly-named Charles Schwab Challenge.

Na finished his final day in Forth Worth, Texas with two bogeys offset by six birdies, highlighted by a final hole gain to reach 13-under par.

It was Na’s third PGA Tour title, and second in less than a year (2018 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier).


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Pro-File

Name: Kevin Sangwook Na
Nationality: South Korea, American
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 166 lb
Birthdate: September 15, 1983 (age 35)
Native: Seoul, South Korea
Resides: Las Vegas, Nevada
Primary Sponsor: Callaway


Final Top 5 at Colonial

1. Kevin Na -13 (-4)
2. Tony Finau -9 (-2)
3. Andrew Putnam -8 (-4)
3. C.T. Pan -8 (-1)
5. Jonas Blixt -7 (-2)


Early Rounds

ROUND ONE
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Tony Finau -6 (64)
2. Jordan Spieth -5 (65)
2. Roger Sloan -5 (65)
38. Kevin Na E (70)

ROUND 2
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Jonas Blixt -9 (-6)
2. Kevin Na -8 (-8)
2. Tony Finau -8 (-2)

ROUND 3
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Kevin Na -9 (-1)
2. Tony Finau -7 (+1)
2. MacKenzie Hughes -7 (-5)
2. Jordan Spieth -7 (-2)
2. Jim Furyk -7 (-2)
2. C.T. Pan -7 (-2)


Kevin Na’s Winning Numbers

Kevin Na Wins Charles Schwab Challenge
Kevin Na reacts after a putt on the eighth green during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on May 26, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Topline Stats:
Driving: 291.5 yards (58th)
Fairways: 34/56, 60.7% (18th)
Greens: 56/72, 77.8% (1st)
Putts Per GIR: 1.679 (5th)

Scoring:
Par-3: -4 (5 Birdies, 10 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-4: -8 (11 Birdies, 34 Pars, 3 Bogeys)
Par-5: -1 (1 Eagle, 1 Birdie, 5 Pars, 1 Double)
Total: -13 (1 Eagle, 17 Birdies, 44 Pars, 10 Bogeys, 1 Double)


WITB: Kevin Na’s Golf Equipment

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (9˚)
3-metal: Epic Flash Sub Zero (15˚)
5-metal: Titleist 915F (18˚)
Irons: Callaway Apex 19 (4), Callaway Apex Pro 16 (5-9)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Chrome (54˚, 60˚)
Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab #7
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Hat: Callaway


Kevin Na’ 2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 15
Missed Cuts: 3
Wins: 1 (Chas Schwab Challenge)
Top 10s/20s: 1/1
Money Earned: $2,170,382 (27th)
FedExCup Pts: 802 (27th)
World Rank Before/After: 52/30

Career Victories

PGA Tour: 3
2019 Charles Schwab Challenge
2018 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Asian Tour: 1
2002 Volvo Masters of Asia


Points & Money

The victory earned Na $1,314,000 and 500 FedExCup points, along with 54 world-ranking points. He will move from 98th to 27th on the PGA Tour’s points list, and from 52nd to about No. 30 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Na also earned 1,000 points towards a U.S. President Cup berth.

Kevin Na’s Final-Round Highlights

Credit: PGA TOUR Youtube

Quotable

“Yes I have. Well, according to go stats, they say this is a golf course that I’ve had the most leads in a tournament. I’ve had a lead at some point in the tournament the most out of all the tournaments I played. That tells you how much I like this place and how well I played here.

“I knew this is one of the places I can definitely win, and I really look forward to coming here, having a chance. To be able to do it today, it’s a great feeling.”
Kevin Na


Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images, Fastscripts


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