No worries when compared to Kevin Na
The full story covering the ‘heated exchange’ comes from Alan Shipnuck’s, “Inside the Complicated Mind of Kevin Na: A Case Study in the Frailty of a Golfer's Psyche,” and leaves me thinking it’s bad enough having Stevie giving you a hard time about your slow play but it’s nothing compared to being unable to take the club back because you’re frozen on the spot. And then there’s the recognition we’ve got problems with our golf and golf swing but nothing quite as bad as Kevin Na.
Stevie you’re out of line
The whole story revolves around the September 2014, Deutsche Bank Championship when Kevin Na was paired with Adam Scott.
Alan writes, "In the scoring tent," Na says, "as I was about to leave, Stevie looks at me and goes, 'Do you ever watch a bad movie again and again?' I didn't really know what he was talking about, so I just said, 'Uh, no.' He goes, 'That's what you are, Kevin, a bad movie. I never want to see you play again.' And I looked at him, and I said, 'Stevie, you're out of line. If Adam has a problem with my play, he has every right to say whatever he wants. You're in no position to tell me what you just said to me.' He got real close to me and was saying basically that he could say whatever he wanted. It was getting pretty heated, but one of the Tour officials stepped in and said, 'Guys, not in here.' And that ended it." (Williams declined to comment.)”
Na never gives up
In the opening round of the 2011 Valero Texas Open, Kevin carded a 16 on the par-4 9th hole and Alan Shipnuck concludes the sad story, “His (Kevin Na) 10th shot advanced the ball maybe 10 yards closer to the fairway, but the 11th hit another tree, and the ball ricocheted deeper into the forest. On his 12th shot Na made clean contact and, at long last, got his ball into the rough. When he emerged from the thicket the crowd roared, and Na offered a beatific smile. This surprising good cheer endeared him to every hacker who has ever self-immolated on the course.”
Go to Alan’s article to read the full story even better watch it on YouTube. There’s a link below.
Here’s the link to the NZ Herald and Alan Shipnuck and Kevin Na’s 16 on YouTube
Quote of the Day
“Na acknowledges that the waggles, the balks, the heckling and the 16 will always be a part of who he is as a player."It's still 5% in there," he says, "but I feel more in control." – Alan Shipnuck