Golfer Kevin Na Stages Come-from-Behind Win in Hawaii

  • By Choi Soo-hyun

    January 19, 2021 09:44

    Kevin Na poses with his trophy alongside his wife and daughter after winning the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Jan. 17. /AFP-Yonhap

    Kevin Na won the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday.

    Na started the final round tied for second, two strokes behind Brendan Steele, but fell three strokes behind after a bogey on the 12th hole.

    After three straight birdies, however, he took the lead alongside Chris Kirk. On the 18th hole, he made a chip shot for a birdie, carding a 21-under 259 overall to claim his fifth PGA Tour win.

    Na debuted on the PGA Tour in 2004 and collected his first win in 2011.

    After the tournament, he said in an interview with PGA, "The goals now are to be top 20 in the world before the year is over, contend in a major, and obviously make it to the Tour Championship and the Ryder Cup."

    With the win, he moved up 15 spots to No. 23 in the latest world rankings released the following day.

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