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Monday, January 18, 2021

The Limerick Summary: 2021 Sony Open

Winner: Kevin Na

Around the wider world of golf: One more week to go!

Kevin Na with Sony Open trophy

Another good week for my Twofer Tuesday picks. I had Collin Morikawa (T7) and Joaquin Niemann (T2). No winner yet, but three of my four choices so far have been Top10s.

  • Top10s: 3 for 4 (2 Top5s, 1 other Top10)
  • Winners: 0 for 2 events

There were plenty of players -- both recognized and unrecognized -- who could have won last week. Webb Simpson was a popular choice for many viewers, Kevin Na less so. But the beauty of the Sony Open is just how many players have a good chance to win.

Kevin took advantage of that chance. While Brendan Steele was certainly in position to win as they entered the back nine, that's when Kevin's game seemed to come alive. After an unexpected bogey at 12, he calmly birdied the next three holes and added one more on 18 to win the event outright.

It seems Kevin may have chosen the best way to spend his time away from golf when the pandemic first hit. He left the clubs untouched and fully embraced the time with his family. (He mentioned the joy of teaching his young daughter the alphabet.) When he came back out he was refreshed and ready to go, playing some of the most consistent golf he's played in his career.

Now he's added his fifth PGA Tour victory -- that's better than most players on Tour -- and he's had a win in each of his last four seasons. And then there was this little tweet from the US Ryder Cup team:

With so much to look forward to, I guess another Limerick Summary is just icing on a very tasty cake. Way to go, Kevin!

His Tour wins are now up to five,
With four in four seasons—no jive!
At age thirty-seven
The game’s loving Kevin…
And Ryder Cup hopes are alive.

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