Found May 12, 2012 on
That golf is a game that demands controlling dark inner demons as much as a little white ball has never been truer than it was in watching Kevin Na take the third-round lead at The Players on Saturday.
To put it mildly, it's painful watching Na play golf.
In baseball, balks are penalized. But in golf it's merely bad etiquette for a player to take countless practice swings and waggles, back off several times and even take air swings -- swinging over the ball, like a false start, on the downswing -- only to begin the entire tortured process all over again.
"We hear guys talking about needing swing coaches, sports psychologists, fitness instructors or changing managers," said Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee.
"He needs an exorcist. I half expect winged bulls to fly out of his head when he is standing over a shot.
"I'm not sure if Sigmund Freud were alive he could figure this one out."
And so it was...
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Kevin Na has a pre-shot routine longer than a “Godfather” movie, but far less entertaining. The 28-year-old golfer, who leads The Players Championship through three rounds, recognizes how ridiculous his routine is and apologizes for it.
“There’s so much on the line that I just have to sometimes back off,” Na told the media on Saturday. “Or I’ll force myself to take...
Kevin Na took time out from playing slow and being heckled and booed during his meltdown on Sunday to hit an amazing approach shot on the 18th hole. Na, whose prior shot was so badly placed that he decided to drop on the golf cart, calmly took his shot and put the ball on the green.
The shot was so amazing that an announcer couldn’t contain himself from dropping a s-bomb.
Kevin Na was booed, taunted and heckled on nearly every hole.
The 28-year-old South Korean native even had one spectator tell him he ''better not choke'' because he had money riding on him.
Na dealt with it best he could, and even though he felt rushed at times, he never chastised fans at The Players Championship for his Sunday slide in the final round.
40 second mark. Johnny Miller drops an 's-bomb' following Kevin Na's shot on 18 at the Player's Championship.
Johnny was probably just shocked that Na hit the damn ball.
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Kevin Na was bothering people all weekend with his tick, but this was the shot of the day, and it drew out a little cussing on air by an NBC commentator. Oops. Oh well. H/T Business Insider
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