Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Na eases to five-shot PGA Tour victory

Na eases to five-shot PGA Tour victory

Na finished at 19-under 261 and picked up the $1.31 million winner's paycheck. Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson shot an even par round of 70 to claim a share of 38th place at five-under par. Right behind them was Joaquin Niemann at 63 and Kraft at 64. His birdie stretch included making putts of 24, 33 and 43 feet.

Na said the win this week did more than just get the proverbial monkey off his back - it provides the 34-year-old a great confidence boost. "The first day the putter felt bad, and (then) it just clicked".

"It feels fantastic. I see the record every time on TV - the most top fives, the most top 10s without a win", he told CBS. He cried during a TV interview after the round as he relayed a message to fans in Korean.

The top four players not already exempt among the top 12 finishers will earn spots in the British Open at Carnoustie starting July 19. You can move stuff on the tee box, but I've been working on this really low shot for the last two weeks, and there was some fescue in front that was low, and I stepped on it.

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Kraft, Kokrak and Snedeker were the other qualifiers.

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France - A year after leaving the Tour de France in disgrace, Peter Sagan earned the race's yellow jersey Sunday after doing what he does best: Powering past the competition to reach the finish line.

Both Varner, one of the tour's few African-American players, and Kraft, who made bogeys at 16 and 18 in shooting a 69, seek a first US PGA title in their 85th career attempt.

At the U.S. Open last month, Mickelson intentionally violated a rule by hitting a moving ball on the green in the third round.

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His spectacular third shot from the rough on the par-four 11th, which he pitched in from 40 feet out, drew the biggest response of the day from the West Virginia crowd. Kim won the 2016 Founders Cup at 27 under, while Sorenstam won the 2001 Standard Register Ping at 27 under, the tournament where Sorenstam shot 59. Three straight birdies from Nos. The only blemish for Kim all week at Thornberry Creek at Oneida was a double bogey in the second round Friday. She had 31 birdies and one eagle, another record for most sub-par holes in a tournament.

Varner sank a nine-foot birdie putt at 11.

Knox closed with a 6-under 66 to set the clubhouse target at 14-under par. In the playoff, Knox hit wedge from 131 yards to almost the same spot on the 18th green, and his long birdie putt curled left to right and into the cup.

He sank a five-foot birdie putt at the fourth and one twice as long at the fifth before dropping a 32-footer at the sixth.

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