Kevin Na says he felt bad for the fan his caddie ‘went off on’

May 26, 2019

After 54 holes of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Kevin Na held a two shot lead heading into the final round. But that doesn’t mean his day didn’t include some unwanted drama.

Through 10 holes on Saturday, Na was two under on the day after a pair of birdies to open up his round. But chaos ensued at the par-5 11th hole, which Na double-bogeyed to drop from 10 under to eight under for the tournament.

After putting both his second and third shots into bunkers, Na misfired his fourth shot and sent it over the green. But if you watch and listen closely, it appears as if a spectator was bothering Na and his caddie Kenny Harms. Watch how things unfolded, as you can see Na slam his club and turns towards the gallery after his shot. You can also hear someone yell, “Are you serious?!”

Kevin Na and his caddie had an unfortunate run-in with a fan on Saturday.
Kevin Na and his caddie had an unfortunate run-in with a fan on Saturday.
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After his round, Na explained that there was some fan interference at the 11th hole. But instead of making a big fuss of it, Na let it slide.

“Yeah, there was a fan distraction let’s call it,” Na said. “Kenny being Kenny he went off on her. He was screaming at her. And he has every right to do so. I felt bad for the lady. I was upset at first and then I saw the lady’s face and I was like, ‘Oh, my God. She’s going to pee in her pants.’ So I said, ‘Come on Kenny. Let’s forget about it. Let’s just go.'”

The fact that Na was able to rebound and finish one-under over his last eight holes probably helped him let it go. He birdied the par-3 13th hole, powering Na to shot one-under for the round and in the lead at nine-under overall for the tournament.

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