Say hello to the new Kevin Na
By mustang6560 on 5/23/12
In less than two weeks, Kevin Na reinvented himself.
The Las Vegas native spent the major of his time since the Players Championship working on his pre-shot routine. The biggest difference is he eliminated the gaggle of waggles. By cutting out the waggles, Kevin shaved an average of 20 seconds off of his pre-shot routine, which released the demons in his head.
See for yourself.
Goodbye to the waggle
As Charlie Rymer says, if Kevin was here I'd give him an ata boy. The fact he addressed the issue head on is not only impressive, it's inspiring. Trying to change any part of your swing mid-season is not easy and it can be detrimental to your pocketbook. In the long run, though, he'll be better for it.
My question to you is, Does Kevin Na make the cut at the Crowne Plaza Invitation at Colonial?
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yes, Yes he does make the cut in proper fashion
It is one thing to seem to fix it in a practice round, but how will it be during a tourney round, especially if he is in contention?
I hope he is able to stay with his new routine, makes the cut and is in contention.
joe jones says:
I certainly hope so. Bravo for trying to fix what could have been a career ending problem. It was starting to develop into putting yips and take it from someone who went through that it is a horrible experience.
I hope he does as well. He seems to be a great guy and I wish him nothing but the best!!!
I hope he is able to...but I doubt he will be able to make the cut w/ his new pre-shot routine. You're pre-shot routine is a pretty integral part of your game and comfort level. It will be especially tough if, like srogers said, he is in contention. Good luck Na.
might as well call him kevin Ya (he will make it!) haha
This guy has become one of the more interesting players on tour. It is refreshing to see that kind of candor and that kind of amenability. Even as he struggled through the players championship I found it compelling to watch, the way he would back off the ball and then yell at himself for not pulling the trigger. Lots of players struggle over the ball but this was the first time I'd ever seen a pro golfer externalize his problems like that. I hope that he can find comfort with this new routine and that it can prove to himself and to the world that its possible to play good golf without all those tics and second guessing.
And after all that, my biggest reaction was "Ricky Fowler, what's with that 'tache?!"
its good he addressed the issue and he's working towards a solution, but we'll need to see when in actual competion if he can keep it up. Look at any player who has changed part of their game or swing: when things start going not the right way, they go back to their old ways... hopefully it won't be the same for Na
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