Kevin Na may be one of the slowest players on the PGA Tour, but during the offseason he apparently worked hard on speeding up his pace of play by learning how to make eagles in bunches.
During Saturday's second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Na was plodding along at one-under until he caught fire on the back nine, rolling in birdie putts on the 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th, before finishing the round with back-to-back eagles on the final two holes.
On the 555-yard par-4 17th, Na had 219 yards to a downhill pin. After pulling a 5-iron, he watched his ball track all the way to the hole before disappearing into the cup for his first eagle of the round.
"Honestly, 17 was just luck," Na said after the round. "Yeah, I hit a great shot, but I got lucky. The nice thing was I turned around the hole after and made two good shots and made (another) eagle."
If the hole-out on 17 wasn't impressive enough, Na made it to 18th hole in two with a 3-wood, before calmly rolling in a 10-footer to become the first player in tournament history to go eagle-eagle over the final two holes. He also went 9-under over his final 10 holes, which, you know, isn't too shabby.
His 9-under 64 has him six shots back of Steve Stricker, but if he continues to make eagles in bunches, there's a good chance that lead could disappear in a hurry over the final two rounds.
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