Kevin Na wins by knockout over Rory McIlroy, Erin Hills

10:47 PM ET

ERIN, Wis. — As it turned out, Kevin Na versus Rory McIlroy was a mismatch of Conor McGregor-vs.-Floyd Mayweather proportions. Only McIlroy, the four-time major champ, was the one who came away from Erin Hills on Thursday looking like a hopeless amateur lost in a foreign and hostile ring.

If you’re a U.S. Open golf fan, you know that Na posted an Instagram video Monday declaring the fescue rough in this sprawling hayfield as more oppressive than the grasses in a Brazilian rain forest. And you also know that McIlroy came back the next day with a 1-iron stinger that had Na’s name on it, even though he didn’t mention him by name.

McIlroy was asked in his pre-tournament news conference about the USGA’s decision to mow the fescue — coincidentally, the governing body swore, after Na posted his mocking video. Rory responded as if he’d just been told that Europe had to give back the 2012 Ryder Cup.

“Really?” he said before wincing, rolling his eyes and

Article source: http://www.espn.com/golf/usopen17/story/_/id/19644240/golf-kevin-na-gets-last-laugh-rory-mcilroy-117th-us-open

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