John Deere Classic: Back Zach
John Deere Classic: Back Zach

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A couple weeks ago, I opined on the difficulty of winning for the first time on the PGA Tour. Also mentioned in that piece was the problem that winning just once on Tour can bring sometimes. Look no further than Kevin Na to see what compounding pressure can do to a golfer. It took Na eight full PGA seasons to break through for his first win, but that win, in 2011, came as no surprise as Na had posted three runner-ups and four 3rd-place finishes prior to that – it was only a matter of time before he claimed victory. The flood gates however, did not open after that win. In fact, it would be seven more seasons before Na last week picked up his second win, but it's not as if he was fighting himself the entire time. Na played extremely well in the years between his first and second wins on the PGA Tour, racking up 36 top-10s and three 3rd-place finishes. The interesting part is that he also carded six runner-ups. Six, with no wins during that span. It would be understandable if Na began to doubt his ability to win at some point and, who knows, maybe he did; but either way, it doesn't matter now – he's back in the winner's circle. Kevin Na is 34 years old, he's 18th on the FedEx Cup points list, and he's ranked 41st in the world. It shouldn't take Na another seven years to win again on the

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Greg Vara
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