Matt Kuchar may be the Jimmy Stewart of golf, but beneath the perpetual smiles and aw-shucks disposition lays a steely competitor.
Just how tough was demonstrated on Sunday, when he overcome not just the usual barriers standing in the way to one of the game's biggest prizes, The Players, but Kevin Na, too. Na, as the world has come to discover -- to its horror -- over the past few days, is quite the obstacle for his playing partners.
Na's golf game is neurotic.
He takes countless practice swings and waggles, backs off time and again, and frequently admonishes himself to "Pull the trigger" when he can't start his swing. It's more disturbing than an episode of "Swamp People."
Charles Barkley, owner of the world's most abhorrent golf swing -- which features an involuntary hitch on the downswing that often stops him from even hitting the ball -- watched the weekend's broadcast from TPC Sawgrass and proclaimed that "Kevin Na is my hero...