Victory Roundup – Three Big Winners and an incredible record-breaking tournament

by Maura Hutchinson

It was a weekend of golf not to be missed, especially if you follow the ladies’ game. Check out all the action from West Virgin, Donegal and Wisconsin below plus see the gear the pros are winning that’s available now at GolfOnline.

It took almost seven years but Kevin Na has finally claimed his second PGA Tour win. Securing a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.

“I wasn’t sure it was going to come again. I was hoping it would – sooner than later,” Na told reporters afterwards. “I’ve been close so many times, failed so many times.”

So what was the difference this past weekend for Na? The 34-year-old’s putter proved too hot to handle on Sunday. Birdieing six of his first ten holes as he cruised to a final round 6-under-64. Na’s latest win earned him a hefty $1.31 million and propels him to number 18 in the FedEx Cup standings.

“The first day the putter felt awful, and [then] it just clicked,” explained Na. Adding, “Every time I got over the ball it felt great, and everything felt like it was going in.”

Here’s a look at the mixed gear Na used to end a long drought, including his much talked about Scotty Cameron putter.

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M3; Titleist 915F
Hybrid: Titleist 818H2
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB; Titleist 718 AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7
Putter: Scotty Cameron T5 MB
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Over on the European Tour the Irish Open gave fans a play-off to remember on Sunday as Scotland’s Russell Knox beat New Zealand’s Ryan Fox at Ballyliffin. Earning the 33-year-old his first win since 2016’s Travelers Championship. Moving Knox back into the top-50 in the world rankings and up to eighth in the European Ryder Cup standings.

The U.S.-based Knox was overlooked by Darren Clark in 2016 but is hoping a month-long playing stint in Europe will assure him a spot on Thomas Bjorn’s Ryder Cup roster. A win in Ireland on Sunday should go a long way to making that dream a reality.

“To make that team, obviously you have to win tournaments. This is a great start but it is not good enough. I need to hammer down and I’m going to have to make that team in order to go to France,” Knox told reporters yesterday.

Check out the mixed bag Knox used on Sunday below:

Driver: Ping G400LST
Fairway Wood: Ping G400; Cleveland Launcher FL
Hybrid: Cleveland Launcher DST
Irons: Srixon Z 745
Wedges: Cleveland Golf RTX3
Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Issue
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

The LPGA Tour gave fans a lot to be excited about on Sunday. As Korea’s Sei Young Kim pushed towards a record-breaking 31-under par to claim her seventh title at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, Twitter went nuts in support of the ladies’ game.

“I set my goal today for a bogey-free round,” said Kim. She achieved that and more, smashing Annika Sorenstam’s 27-under 72 hole record.

“This is a dream come true,” added the Titleist Pro V1 golfer.