Augusta, GA (Sports Network) - Kevin Na is no stranger to high numbers, which
he proved again Sunday during the final round of the 77th Masters.
Na, who infamously and unbelievably posted a 16 on the ninth hole at the 2011
Texas Open, dropped three shots into Rae's Creek on the par-3 12th at Augusta
National en route to a septuple-bogey 10.
The one-time PGA Tour winner entered No. 12 9-over for the tournament and
promptly dropped his first shot into the drink to the right of the green. He
unsleeved a new ball and re-teed, but his third shot couldn't hold the bank
and trickled into the water. As the spectators exhibited their encouragement,
Na hit his fifth shot and instantly let out a loud "Come on!" as the ball
tracked Rae's Creek and splashed down. The fans really got behind Na as he
again teed up, and this time he found the fringe to the left of a back
greenside bunker, hanging his head in frustration after the swing.
Na needed three shots from the edge of the green to wrap up his septuple,
which briefly dropped him into a tie for last place with Carl Pettersson at
16-over. He then bounced back with consecutive birdies starting at the 14th to
climb out of the cellar.
Surprisingly, Na's 10 isn't the highest score at Augusta's par-3 12th. That
distinction belongs to Tom Weiskopf, who carded a 13 at the hole during the
first round of the 1980 Masters.
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