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Kevin Na WDs from Shriners Children's Open with rib injury

October 06, 2021

Kevin Na lines up a putt on the third green during the final round of the Tour Championship in September.

Cliff Hawkins

Kevin Na loves TPC Summerlin, and TPC Summerlin seems to love him right back. The 38-year-old Las Vegas resident has earned the second largest career payout of any golfer in the history of the Shriners Children’s Open with $2.624 million in 14 starts in tournament history.

Na’s record in the Nevada desert includes two of his five career tour wins (2011 and 2020) and a runner-up finish. (2016). It’s also one that will have to settle for a DNP entry for 2021 after the news he tweeted out on Tuesday.

Sitting 26th in the World Ranking entering the week, Na was riding a high off a third-place finish at the Tour Championship in September and motivated by missing out on a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. He was set to make his second start in the 2021-22 tour season after missing the cut in his opener at the Fortinet Championship three weeks ago in which he shot a first-round 69 followed by a second-round 77.

Gamblers should, of course, take note as Na had 28-1 odds to win the event as of Monday at BetMGM.