When Kevin Na Stepped up to the #9 tee yesterday at the Valero Texas Open he was -1 par for his round. When he walked off the #9 green, he was 11 over par, although to be fair, he wasn't sure what his score was until they checked the TV replay.
It was a 16.
If you don't care to wade through the entire ordeal, check out the video at the 4 minute mark. Na, who was miked for the golf channel, takes a zen-like attitude towards the whole episode.
The 16 is not a PGA record -- John Daly recorded an 18 on a a par 5 at Bay Hill in 1998. Na, born in South Korea and raised here in the U.S., is having a pretty good year on the PGA Tour. He has two top 5 finishes and had already won over $800,000. Na actually rallied after the disaster, finishing with a 8-over 80 for the round.
Think how Kevin Kisner, Matt McQuillan and Daniel Summerhays must feel. They shot higher rounds than Na, and not one of them had a 16 on their card.