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  • Numbers to know: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

  • Kevin Na had a record-setting putting performance in Las Vegas. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)Kevin Na had a record-setting putting performance in Las Vegas. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

Kevin Na used a record-setting week on the greens to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Na also won at TPC Summerlin in 2011. That was his only win in his first 369 starts on the PGA TOUR. He now has three wins in his past 30 starts. Only Brooks Koepka (four) has more wins in that span.

1. ON A ROLL: Na gained +14.2 strokes on the greens at TPC Summerlin, setting the ShotLink single-tournament record. He also set a record for feet of putts made in a single tournament (558 feet, 11 inches).

Na made 12 putts of 15 feet or more, one off the ShotLink single-event record (Charles Warren, 2005 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro). He made eight putts outside 20 feet, two off the TOUR record. That mark was set last week by Kristoffer Ventura. Ventura, who finished T18, also made seven putts from outside 25 feet, tying the TOUR record.

Here’s a look at how Na fared from long distance at TPC Summerlin.

KEVIN NA'S PERFORMANCE FOR LONG DISTANCE

Distance

Made/Attempts

%

TOUR % in 2019

10-15 feet

4 for 5

80.0%

30.2%

15-20 feet

4 for 10

40.0%

18.3%

20-25 feet

4 for 7

57.1%

12.6%

25+ feet

4 for 20

25.0%

5.5%


2. NA’S KNACK FOR GOING LOW: Na shot 62-61 in the second and third rounds at TPC Summerlin. That ties the second-lowest score in consecutive rounds in TOUR history. Troy Matteson set the record with back-to-back 61s at the 2009 Frys.com Open.

Na has nine rounds of 62 or lower since 2009, the most of any player on TOUR.


3. CANTLAY CAN PLAY IN VEGAS: After Sunday’s playoff loss, Cantlay has a win and two runners-up in Las Vegas. His well-rounded game was on display last week. He finished in the top five in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (1st), Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (2nd), greens hit (T2), Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green (3rd) and driving distance (4th).

It should be no surprise that Cantlay has the low score, in relation to par, at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open over the last three seasons.

LOW SCORE IN RELATION TO PAR AT SHRINERS SINCE 2018

Patrick Cantlay

-52

Bryson DeChambeau

-48

Chesson Hadley

-38

Webb Simpson

-35

Tony Finau

-33

Lucas Glover

-33

Beau Hossler

-33


4. STRIKING WHILE THE IRONS ARE HOT: Tony Finau finished ninth in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open despite struggling with his putter. He missed eight putts from 3-7 feet but finished just five shots out of the playoff between Na and Cantlay.

Finau’s impressive ball-striking allowed him to stay on the first page of the leaderboard. He led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (+13.6) but ranked 73rd out of 76 players in Strokes Gained: Putting (-4.5).

Finau’s third-round 62 marked the first time in ShotLink history that a player shot 62 or lower while losing strokes on the greens.