Na survives meltdown to win in Las Vegas playoff

Phil Mickelson's slicing shot from a gravel lie is the first must-see recovery of the PGA Tour season

Phil Mickelson's slicing shot from a gravel lie is the first must-see recovery of the PGA Tour season

Kevin Na began the final round with a two shot lead, but Cantlay quickly inched closer with a 35-foot birdie putt at the first, but after missing his par attempt from five feet on the third, it was the Las Vegas resident who looked to be in control. With Na waiting to tap in for par, Cantlay just missed a 24-foot birdie putt, as it curled past the right edge and settled just behind the hole. Needing to play the final eight in 3 under to shoot 59, Dahmen was 2 over with bogeys on the par-4 second and fourth holes. "I've lost three playoffs". That was his only win in his first 369 starts on the PGA TOUR. "I kept telling myself, "this is a playoff I'm going to win".

The world No. 1 was unable to get going, his hard round including a double bogey at the par-four 11th hole.

Despite a bogey at 10, Cantlay pulled within one stroke heading to the 11th. Then, he hit into the water on the par-5 16th and lost the lead for the first time all day with a bogey.

"It came down way too close", Na said on the broadcast.

"I feel like I'm a pretty good putter".

Na bogeyed the eighth but got up and down from the sand to match Cantlay's birdie at the par-five ninth and reach the turn three ahead, only to hit a wayward drive and a poor chip at the next on his way to a three-putt triple-bogey at the tenth.

"But I'm a fighter", he added. "The putt on 17, I was doing everything I could to make that putt".

His 22-under total of 191 was a 54-hole record for the tournament, a home fixture for the South Korean-born American who won the first of his three PGA Tour titles in this event in 2011. "I know he's watching in heaven, and he's so proud of me", a teary-eyed Knight said.

Na made 12 putts of 15 feet or more, one off the ShotLink single-event record (Charles Warren, 2005 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro).

American Pat Perez finished alone in third on 263 after a three-under 68. Playing in the same group, Hadwin and DeChambeau shot matching 63s, the low rounds of the day, and jumped from 21st into a tie for fourth.

269 - Matthew Wolff 67-69-68-65, Chesson Hadley 68-66-69-66, Brian Harman 64-71-68-66, Matt Every 70-66-67-66, Daniel Berger 66-67-69-67, Andrew Putnam 68-66-67-68, Adam Schenk 66-69-65-69, Matthew NeSmith 67-68-65-69, Kristoffer Ventura (NOR) 69-66-65-69, Lanto Griffin 67-65-67-70.