Tag Archives: Kevin Na

Jun
15
2017

Nikki B and I check in to talk about the action after the morning wave finished. She walked nine holes with two different groups, so we discussed her observations, and of course, go on random tangents. Check it out!

FYI: We tried out a new app called Bumpers just for kicks and it was pretty cool, but it’s probably not a format we’ll use normally since we can’t upload it and send it out on our RSS feed that distributes our podcast to the proper channels. But it’s definitely a fun, easy-to-use app to record a pod! Enjoy!

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Jul
28
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

I am about to throw both my iPhone and Macbook against the wall or out of a moving car. Talk about a bad stretch to have all your technology start acting up. But this is not the time and place for me to vent about my #firstworldproblems. Well, I just kind of did. Again, I digress.

Alright, this is going to be a ton of information that I’ll be throwing out at you, but I wanted to get it all out there. I mean, I didn’t spend 12-14 hours a day at Baltusrol in the blistering heat the last three days to not share the info I collected — I’ve done plenty of that already this year! Let’s get this golf geek party started.

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Jun
16
2016

Okay, it’s been a hectic couple of days and insomnia appears to continue to become a serious issue. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I just wanted to post my picks before first-round play got too far underway.

I am going to quickly go through the main things and i”ll expand on them if needed after I get some sleep, and can see and think straight — or at least better, which I hear helps when writing and making sense are the goal.

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Jan
14
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Pardon the delay in posting about the main storylines and happenings from Wednesday at Waialae CC. I had a nice chat with Adam Scott, Kevin Na, Jimmy Walker, Tony Finau, among others this afternoon. I had to do some other stuff late this afternoon, so I didn’t get a chance to write my behind-the-scenes column for Wednesday yet. I am heading back to Seattle first thing tomorrow morning, so the plane will be a perfect place for me to write. What did we do when all planes didn’t have WiFi??? It really wasn’t even that long ago! So, I apologize for the delay, but stay tuned for some fun tidbits from Wednesday.

[*UPDATED–SEE FULL POST BELOW]

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Jan
13
2016

Toward the end of Alan Shipnuck’s in-depth Sports Illustrated profile on Kevin Na is a gem of a story that involves Tiger Woods, but I highly recommend giving the entire article a thorough read.

Na is truly one of the good guys on tour. He might not be the most popular, but I think he got a bad rap when he was perhaps young and immature (I mean, remember, the guy left high school at 17 to turn pro), but he’s truly a solid dude with pure intentions. I feel like I’ve even see him “change” or grow as a person since I’ve been on tour (the same could be said for many of us, including yours truly). Na is just a bit tortured and complicated, but aren’t most of us? At least if you’re interesting with a multi-dimensional personality (I guess that’s sort of rare out here). But I digress.

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May
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger Woods emphatically pumped his first after holing a nine-footer for birdie on the par-5 9th, his final hole on Friday at TPC Sawgrass. The putt was only to post a one-under 71, but it put him just inside the cut line at even par, which is what’s projected to make weekend play at The Players Championship.

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Jun
9
2014
The Putter Boy at Pinehurst

The Putter Boy at Pinehurst

The USGA reserves five extra spots in the field for players who might earn exempt status by playing their way into the top 60 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking. Two guys achieved this — Kevin Na, who is ranked no. 40, and Bernd Wiesberger, who snuck in at no. 60. 

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Jun
2
2014
Robert Garrigus shows off his sexy legs

Robert Garrigus shows off his sexy legs

Oh, it’s that time again, which happens to be one of my favorite days in the golf season — the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, held at Scioto Country Club and Brookside Golf & Country Club, with the latter being the host course this year.

It always falls a week before the championship week beings, which is also the Monday after the Memorial Tournament, so it’s essentially a PGA Tour event, except players are allowed to wear shorts, showing off their *super* sexy white legs, otherwise known as “O.B. stakes” — a la Robert Garrigus in the above picture — and if you don’t have a smart phone, the only leaderboard available is the one written in calligraphy by the scoring area. 

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Jun
1
2014

Where to begin? It was a rollercoaster of a Sunday, with a tightly packed leaderboard of big-name contenders — including Masters champions Bubba Watson and Adam Scott — that shined before crashing and falling out of the mix as they came down the stretch. In the end, it was the 22-year-old star from Japan, Hideki Matsuyama, who upstaged everyone and beat Kevin Na in the first extra hole in the sudden death playoff. 

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