Na ends seven-year drought at Greenbrier Classic

  • Na ends seven-year drought at Greenbrier Classic

Na ends seven-year drought at Greenbrier Classic

A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier concludes Sunday.

Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft are looking to add to the crop of first-time winners on the PGA Tour in West Virginia.

The 34-year-old Na's only previous tour win came in Las Vegas in October 2011.

As Na was waiting to be interviewed by CBS Sports after the win, he received a text from Tiger Woods.

"It feels unbelievable. I see the record every time on TV - the most top fives, the most top 10s without a win", he told CBS.

"I wish we could go play right now", Varner said.

"It took me eight years to win the first time and at the time I told everyone it would not take me eight years to win another one".

"It's nice to get that second trophy", said Na.

"I never got ahead of myself".

"It's undescribable. The amount of close calls I've had and disappointments I've had, walking off the 18th hole in the locker room, on the drive back to the hotel". "I hit a lot of good shots today". "It was well worth it". Even though it wasn't for a victory, Snedeker still qualified for the Open as one of the top four finishers who hadn't already qualified. He amassed 17 top-five's since that win before breaking through this week at the Greenbrier. "So it's kind of been an uneventful season for me, and now I think I'm playing some of my better golf, my best golf of the year". Putting the work in, knowing I'm working as hard, if not harder, than I ever have. "I'm not trying to play prefect golf, I'm just trying to see targets and have fun with it".

Bubba Watson struggled to a 72 on Sunday to fall into a tie for 13th at 9 under.

By the end of Friday's second round, though, the top of the leaderboard had thinned out a little bit. "I just know that I'm going to have to have a low one (Sunday)". I've never seen this course this hard.

At the U.S. Open last month, Mickelson intentionally violated a rule by hitting a moving ball on the green in the third round.

Varner, who collected a European Tour triumph at the 2016 Australian PGA Championship, made 10 consecutive pars to start, including a 14-foot putt at the par-3 third and a 10-footer at the sixth.

Knox, who tied for second at the French Open last week, goes to No. 5 in the Race to Dubai and will get back into the top 50 in the world. Nearly 20 players thought they had a legitimate chance to win the event when the day started.

On the par-par-4 fifth, Simpson's 142 yard approach to 12 feet set himself up for the bogey on the hole.

Mickelson double-bogeyed the hole and finished with a 74 on Sunday, at 1 under for the tournament and in a tie for 65th.