Kevin Na Wins Shriners Open
By mustang6560 on 10/3/11
It's a good thing Kevin Na won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Sunday (exhale, worst name ever), otherwise his highlight reel from the 2011 season would only include embarrassing shots.

Remember hole 9 at the Valero Texas Open? Kevin carded a 16 on the par 4, setting a new record on the PGA Tour as the highest score on a par 4. And Saturday, Kevin gave us this gem from the tee box of hole 15 at TPC Summerlin.

To the casual observer, it looks like Kevin swings and misses like a 20 handicapper (no offense 20 handicappers). But, upon closer inspection it was a calculated miss.
“I’ll take it back; it feels decent, and my transition is what I’m always working on,” Na said. “It’s always my bad habit is I get quick. And on the way down my transition doesn’t feel right, and I try to stop, and obviously it’s impossible for me to stop. The only way for me to stop is I have to come up and go over the ball.”
So we now have a new name for a whiff, it's called a "Kevin Na". So next time you are on the course and you completely whiff the ball, politely turn to your buddies and say "Hey, no big deal, I just pulled a Kevin Na". Congratulations to Kevin for his win in Las Vegas and for giving us a new word for whiff. Let's see if we can get the definition into Urban Dictionary...

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photo by Bill Spruce

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keytag says:
I didn't think it was a whif and neither did he. The announcers had to do a lot of back tracking when he walked off a winner. Comments like Brandel Chamblee made regarding Na not going to college and never learned how to 'win', his many quirks at address and others, were bantered about freely but were quickly forgotten when he was holding the trophy. All of a sudden they all wanted to say how great of a performance he put on. And he certainly did.
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