WATCH: Kevin Na Five Putts The 16th At The Masters

At the iconic 16th hole, Kevin Na produced a rare five-putt, as he moved from one to four-over-par for the tournament

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Kevin Na had a moment to forget at the par 3 16th on Saturday, with the 38-year-old five-putting at Augusta National for a triple-bogey six!

With the pin tucked at the front-right portion of the green, the American had been pin high but some 40-feet from the flag. What followed can only be described as questionable, with Na ramming his first putt 12-feet by, then his next stroke back to where he hit his first putt from! 

After going back-and-forth, he then put his third putt to around five-feet, with his fourth never hitting the hole as he tapped-in for a triple bogey six, and a five-putt that club golfers around the globe would have sniggered at.

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The greens at Augusta National had been catching most players out all day on Saturday. At the fifth hole, Tiger Woods four-putted for a double bogey. However, not to be outdone, Na would better it, with his five-putt leaving the frustrated American to finish his third round with a 79 and a five-over-par tournament total.

In the last few seasons, Na has ranked as one of the best putters on the PGA Tour, with the American 5th in Strokes Gained: Putting for the 2019-20 PGA Tour season. At Augusta National, before his third round started, the 38-year-old was ranked inside the top 20 for cumulative putts at The Masters.

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