The Greenbrier: Kevin Na cruises to second PGA Tour title

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

Kevin Na celebrates after winning the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier tournament in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on Sunday. Na played 528 rounds between his two wins.

The five-time major champion had three bogeys, a double bogey and a triple bogey on 18 to go with four birdies for a final-round 74 to finish the tournament at 279 and tied for 65th place.

The victory was Na's first since he won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October 2011.

Big-hitting American Harold Varner III shot a bogey-free third round 66 to jump into a shared lead with overnight leader Kelly Kraft at 14-under par at Greenbrier on Saturday with several players lurking in the wings.

Kelly Kraft of the USA finished second with a 14-under 266. The finish gave him a spot in the British Open. He now has four top-8 finishes this season and looks poised for great success. He also finished sixth at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

4 (5:45 p.m. ET): Na finishes off a 6-under 64 and a 19-under total and he will be your victor! "That's the one hiccup I wish we could take back".


Joaquin Niemann really could be the future of golf. Four players shot 65 on Thursday, and many more crowded the leaderboard after posting 66s to start the tournament. The victory was worth $108,000 and moved him from 101st to 24th on the money list.

"At the end of the day, top-15 is good", said Watson.

Kraft had a one-stroke lead entering the round, the first time he's led after 36 holes on the PGA Tour. Na had posted 63 on Friday to move much closer to the lead. Varner needed to make a birdie on either No. 17 or 18 to get there, but he parred both holes. Na made all the positioning over the second and third rounds irrelevant, however, with his fourth-round brilliance.

It's on to the Midwest for the PGA Tour this week, with the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois up next. Bryson DeChambeau is the defending champion.

The Slovakian rider's ninth career victory at the Tour came just over a year since he was disqualified from cycling's most prestigious event by race officials who ruled he had caused a crash that broke Mark Cavendish's shoulder. Steve Stricker holds the tourney records for lowest score (258) and lowest score to par (26-under), set back in 2010. The 34-year-old Na cruised from there and finished at 19-under 261. The tournament has been decided by two or fewer strokes every year and has gone to a playoff three times.

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