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Kevin Na

  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Residence: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Birth Date: September 15, 1983
  • height: 5-11
  • Turned Pro: 2001

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Nationwide Tour Victories

(1) 2006,Mark Christopher Charity Classic Pres'd by County of San Bernardino.

International Victories

(1): 2002 Volvo Masters of Asia.

Other Victories

(1): 2002 Long Beach Open.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$2,129,775 (21)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

3-- FBR Open. T3-- THE PLAYERS Championship. T5-- Sony Open in Hawaii, Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. 5-- Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun. T7-- U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. T8-- Transitions Championship. T9-- Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

PGA TOUR Best Round

62 at Round 2, Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Shot 65-66-66 over the final three rounds to finish T5 at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Had another strong showing at the FBR Open in Scottsdale, AZ. Four sub-par rounds earned solo third-place honors. In the four years he has played the event, has never posted an above-par round. In addition to his third-place finish in 2009, he finished T2 in 2005 and T4 in 2008. Friends on TOUR refer to him as Kevin Arizona...Fifth-place finish at Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun included a second-round 62, the low round of the week...Earned fourth top-10 of the season with a T8 at the Transitions Championship, where he recorded his sixth consecutive, under-par opening-round of the season...A 6-under 66 in the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship led to a T3 finish, five strokes behind winner Henrik Stenson...Four rounds in the 60s at the Crowne Plaza Invitational earned a T9, his sixth top-10 of the year...Seventh top-10 was a T7 at the U.S. Bank Championship, posting four rounds in the 60s.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- FBR Open, Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

2008 Season Highlights

Posted a career-best 21 made cuts in 29 starts, including three top-10 finishes...A second-round, 6-under-par 64 led to a T4 finish at his season debut at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Three weeks later, also finished T4 at the FBR Open. One of five players to record all four rounds in the 60s at TPC Scottsdale...Third top-10 of the season came with a T8 at the RBC Canadian Open, just his second appearance there (T35 in 2005).

Career Highlights

2007: Finished T4 at the Verizon Heritage, best finish since a playoff loss to Geoff Ogilvy at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson in 2005...Carded a first-round 63 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the lowest round of his PGA TOUR career. It also marked the first time he had been a leader/co-leader after the first round of a TOUR event. Finished T7...Third top-10 was a T9 at the Travelers Championship, posting three rounds in the 60s. 2006: In third full season on TOUR, limited to 11 events due to a lingering injury suffered in January when his right hand was slammed in a car door. Was granted Major Medical Extension for 2007. Withdrew from the Shell Houston Open in April and did not play again on TOUR until the Frys.com Open, where he finished T24...One week prior, in a rehab assignment on the Nationwide Tour, captured the Mark Christopher Charity Classic. 2005: Earned more than $1 million and collected two runner-up finishes in second season, including a playoff loss in Tucson...In just his fourth start, finished T2 at the FBR Open in Phoenix. Shared the second-round lead with Phil Mickelson at 9-under 133. Trailed by four after 54 holes and finished five strokes behind Mickelson. Finish came one week after he, his parents and manager were involved in a traffic accident that injured his mother...Back in the state of Arizona two weeks later, lost on the second hole of sudden-death at Chrysler Classic of Tucson to Geoff Ogilvy. Tied with Ogilvy and Mark Calcavecchia, Na was eliminated after Ogilvy birdied the par-5 18th hole, the second extra hole. Highlight of playoff was holed 20-foot par putt on the first extra hole to extend the playoff...In late August, finished T18 at the Reno-Tahoe Open, collected $39,120 to move over $1-million mark in prize money for the season for the first time in his career. 2004: The youngest member on the PGA TOUR...The TOUR rookie carded a final-day 69 at The Honda Classic to move up the leaderboard for a T4 finish, his first top-10 on the PGA TOUR in his 11th career start...Was among the leaders all week at the MCI Heritage, but closing 73 dropped him out of the top 10 to T11...Made one start on the Asian Tour at the Kolon Korean Open in September, finished T26...Next top-10 did not come until October, when rounds of 66-66 on the weekend helped him to season-best T3 finish at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic...Ended the year on a high note with a T13 finish at the Chrysler Championship. His $93,750 payday in Tampa secured him a spot inside the top 100 on the final season money list. 2003: Earned first PGA TOUR card at age 20 by finishing T21 at the 2003 Qualifying Tournament. Medalist by eight strokes at La Purisima CC in Lompoc, CA during first stage of tournament. Finished T3 in second stage at Oak Valley GC in Beaumont, CA. Played his second season on the Asian Tour and finished 46th on the Order of Merit. His win on the Asian Tour in 2002 qualified him for the 2003 WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS-NEC Invitational, where he finished T71, his only event in the money on the PGA TOUR in three career starts. Also played in 11 events on the European Tour with one top-10, a T6 at the Dubai Desert Classic. 2002: Played professionally on the Asian Tour, where he finished fourth on the Order of Merit. Became the third-youngest winner in Asian Tour history at 19 years and three months when he won the 2002 Volvo Masters of Asia by two strokes. Added five other top-10s that season.

Personal

At age 8, Na's family moved from South Korea to the United States. Took up the game a year later and by the time he left the junior golf program had become the top junior player in the U.S. Bypassed senior year of high school and college to turn professional at age 17.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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