— The Open (@TheOpen) July 19, 2017
It’s always amazing to get an ace on the golf course. It’s the one single play event that you can place on your wall like a trophy.
However, it’s even better when you get an ace on a legendary course during Open Championship week. That’s what Kevin Na did on the 14th hole at Royal Birkdale.
Although it wasn’t during tournament play, it was a shot that was full of swagger. What I mean is, Na started heading for green immedietly after hitting his shot. He knew it was a good one and you can tell by his reaction.
That’s the best, when you hit a shot so crisp, that you just know it’s a great one. Much like baseball players when they blast home runs. A lot of times, they can just feel it, hence the reason you see the always lovely bat flips.
When you hit an excellent drive off the tee, you’ll the club twirl. In Na’s case, he did the “oooo wee baby” walk off.
Great way to kick things off for The Open. Well played Mr. Na.
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There isn’t much that can be said about Erin Hills’ rough other than it’s similar to that of a small jungle which makes things interesting.
Erin Hills will be the host of the U.S. Open this week, as it will be the first time that the course has ever hosted a major or any professional tournament for that matter. As the U.S. Open is famous for, it will provide a tough challenge for the world’s best players, and Kevin Na showed how menacing the course can be.
In the video, Na is trying to hit his ball out of the mini jungle of rough. As he does, he can hardly see where his ball even lies, as he demonstrates how difficult it is to get out of.
The rough is beyond deep, making players want to take a drop, rather than hit it. Even Seve Ballesteros couldn’t get out of this rough, but darn it, it makes the tournament even more tasty in my opinion.
It’s a way to push golfers to the limit. Sure, Erin Hills’ charm and public course hospitality may distract a player, but rough like that turns the course from a pretty butterfly, to a vicious snake.
With all that being said, Erin Hills is a stunning golf course, and will host many majors to come. Like Chambers Bay, which hosted the U.S. Open in 2015, Erin Hills is a young course, and will have an opportunity to flap its wings and escape the nest of the unkown.
With it being a public course, anybody can tee it up on this gem. My advice would be, if you hit it into that rough, don’t be a hero…..or you can put on your golf cape and turn your club into a magic wand.
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OK, Kevin Na infamously plays slow and people bitch about it. I like Kevin Na, I think he’s a good player and is usually a very dangerous putter. I understand that you should play faster but I wouldn’t open my big mouth about it like some players do. Golf gets more complaints about things then any other sport and I’d be surprised if there’s a sport that challenges that and the latest complaint about Kevin’s slow play is an example of that. I’d say let the officials tell him he’s going slow. You, as the player need to shut up and hit the your shot. If the officials don’t notice that then there needs to be better officiating. These fans showed support for the slower playing Na as they rocked shirts that said “Kevin Na, worth the wait”. Pretty cool to show support for one of the best putters in all of golf.
Thanks to Golf Digest for sharing!
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