Kevin Na Fights Off Flu-Like Symptoms At LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok

The American was pictured lying on the floor and hooked up to a machine before the third round got underway

Na hits a driver
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On Sunday at the LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok event, it wasn't just the weather that Kevin Na was fighting, as the American was pictured, prior to his round, lying on the floor and hooked to a machine as he reportedly struggled with flu-like symptoms. 

The image, which was posted by the Twitter page @LIVGolfUpdates, shows Na in some distress, as the five-time PGA Tour winner is wrapped in a number of towels and resting as he deals with the illness.

Although unclear as to how the page got the image of Na, we do know that the 39-year-old went on to play in the third and final round at Stonehill Golf Course, with the American actually birdieing his opening hole at the fourth.

However, the early success did not continue, as Na went on to shoot a one-over-par round of 73, making him one of the four players to card an over-par round for the day in Bangkok.

Following his third round completion, Na finished in a logjam at eight-under-par, with a T20 finish in the individual event netting him around $200,000 for his efforts. His Iron Heads GC side however did just miss out on a podium finish and a share of $500,000 as Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai and Sihwan Kim finished fourth, one shot back of Cleeks GC.

Na hits a tee shot

Na's best LIV finish is a T9 in Boston

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Following the sixth event, the Saudi-backed series now moves to Royal Greens Golf Club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for the penultimate tournament of the eight-event series.

Currently, Dustin Johnson leads the individual standings, with his 4 Aces GC team well out ahead in the team standings. With just one tournament left before the season-closing LIV Golf Team Championship, those on the LIV circuit will be hoping for a big run of results in Jeddah.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x