Las Vegas, Nevada (April 16, 2011)–Uh oh. Las Vegas resident Kevin Na recorded a 16 during the first round of the PGA Tour's Valero Texas Open and now his name might be used when someone goes big–really big–on a single hole. Such was the case when Richard Johnson made a nine during his round and then tweeted about it later, calling it a "Kevin Na" moment. Also, Charley Hoffman, who puked earlier in the week, had a share of the second round lead while fellow Las Vegas golfer Adam Scott was one off the pace. —Staff report.
"Had a little Kevin Na hole on 9," tweeted Johnson, a PGA Tour veteran. "Made a nice 9. Shoulder still soar. Swinging bad." And there you have it, you take 16 shots to play one little par 4 and the next thing you know your name becomes a part of the lexicon of golf phrases. Kevin Na, we Las Vegas golfers still love thee, however. Na's big score was continually replayed on ESPN's SportsCenter
Hoffman, who lost his cookies during an Air Force Orientation flight earlier in the week, recovered and was at 3-under par after surviving the tough and windy conditions. "I got off to a horrible start, 5-over after ten holes," Hoffman told the media. "Really every shot that I thought was halfway decent didn't turn out. Couple that I thought was good didn't turn out good. Then I got it going on the back and got lucky on a few shots I hit bad that had the ability to hit the green and played a couple birdies and finishing 1-over after being 5-over after ten, pretty happy about that."
Scott, who came very close to winning The Masters, was still in the hunt despite a 74. But the nobody went very low and Scott was able to stick around the lead. "Overall, it was pretty good," Scott said about his round. "I had a stretch around the sand where I made three bogies in a row, just hit a couple loose shots over the green, shots not like myself which is kind of easy to do when it's windy, it's gusty, too, so it's not easy out there. Overall, it's not a bad round."
Another Las Vegas Golf Region resident, Dean Wilson, was also at 2-under par. Wilson, Hoffman, Na and several other PGA Tour pros who live in Las Vegas are regulars at the PGA Tour-owned TPC Las Vegas, a resort Las Vegas golf course. Click now to view the official website of the TPC Las Vegas to reserve your Las Vegas golf tee times or Las Vegas golf packages. Quotes courtesy of ASAPSports.com.