Kevin Na Leads Tiger Woods and Every Other Golfer in This Incredible Stat

Published 01/15/2022, 7:20 AM EST
Dec 17, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods walks off the fourth tee during a pro-am round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters


Tiger Woods is probably the greatest golfer of all time. He has won 82 PGA Tour wins and 15 major championships in his career so far. Notably, Tiger revolutionized golf with his insane golfing skills. He inspired an entire generation to take this sport seriously and made golf popular around the globe. 

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Tiger dominated the golfing world, especially from 2000 to 2010. And in that process, he has created and broken innumerable records on the PGA Tour. However, there is an incredible record where Tiger Woods is behind while Kevin Na is leading the way. So let us have a look at it and see which record is it exactly.

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Kevin Na surpasses Tiger Woods with an incredible record on the PGA Tour

Kevin Na is currently competing at the 2022 Sony Open in Hawaii. The defending champion had a captivating start as he carded 61 for round one. Moreover, with his 61 in round one, Na has also surpassed Woods. So, according to Golf Digest, Kevin Na has had the highest rounds of 62 or better on the PGA Tour since 1983. 

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Na has had 11 rounds of 62 or better on the PGA Tour in his career so far. Currently, he leads the list while Tiger Woods sits at a tied second place along with Justin Thomas as they both have had 9-rounds of 62 or better. Furthermore, there are around five players with 8-rounds of 62 or better. 

 

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Jim Furyk, Scott Piercy, Ryan Palmer, Zach Johnson, and Hunter Mahan are in third place with 8-rounds of 62 or better on the PGA Tour.

Since this list is from 1983, we do not see the names of the players like Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, or Arnold Palmer.  

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Hence, Kevin Na can take pride in this stat as he has surpassed Tiger Woods. However, his round two at the 2022 Sony Open didn’t go as planned. He messed up the advantage he had got in round one by finishing one over for the day and -8 for the event. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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