October 7, 2019 / 1:13 AM / a month ago

Golf: Na survives meltdown to win in Las Vegas playoff

FILE PHOTO - Golf - The 147th Open Championship - Carnoustie, Britain - July 19, 2018 Kevin Na of the U.S. in action during the first round REUTERS/Andrew Yates

(Reuters) - Kevin Na recovered from a meltdown before beating fellow American Patrick Cantlay in a playoff at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Na sank a four-foot par putt at the second extra hole at TPC Summerlin to avoid what would have been a sickening loss.

He had given up a four-shot lead on the back nine, primarily due to a triple-bogey at the 10th hole.

Na shot one-under-par 70 while Cantlay carded 68. The pair tied at 23-under-par 261, two shots ahead of Pat Perez.

Na holed a clutch nine-foot putt at the first playoff hole, the par-four 18th, to match Cantlay’s birdie, before winning it when they played the hole again and Cantlay three-putted.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; editing by Richard Pullin

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