Na Wins Charles Schwab Challenge

Kevin Na has been known to fight the mental demons that come with competitive golf such as “swing thoughts” and making big numbers including a 16 on a hole at the 2011 Texas Valero Open. He has bounced back over the last few years and this past weekend he found himself in the Winner’s Circle at the Charles Schwab Challenge. 

The Stats That Count

Na is often talked about how great of a short game player he is and how he is able to get up and down from anywhere. I do believe that he is a good short game player but I would have to argue that he is a better ball striker. He led the week in greens in regulation, proximity to the hole on approach shots, strokes gained approach to green and total strokes gained. He isn’t the longest hitter off the tee but he is able to hit fairways to help with his approach shots. His iron play was so good that he was ranked 2nd in strokes gained putting. Over all Na had a great week and it is always great to see players over come challenges. 

The Winning Swing

When Kevin Na has his timing down he can be a consistent player. Below is a swing analysis of a 2010 swing compared to a current swing. See the swing changes he has made over the last few years. 

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