Things were going so well for Kevin Na, who had closed Martin Kaymer's lead to just four shots as the final pairings made their way through the back nine at Pinehurst. That may sound like a significant margin, but it's the slimmest lead Kaymer's held since Thursday.
Unfortunately for Na, his time as solo second and four shots back was fleeting. He's been a trendy pick to contend this week because his short game is so strong. That's a huge advantage at this Donald Ross Pinehurst No. 2 layout, where so many balls roll off the repellant turtleback greens. Na had been steady chipping those balls up to the hole, getting up-and-down. But that came undone at the 15th, and Na rocketed one right through the green, and then flubbed his pitch coming back from the other side.
With Tiger Woods not in attendance, Na decided to fill the major championship quota for audible self-admonishment with and "Ohhhh, Kevin!"
That back-and-forth disaster at the 14th would lead to a double-bogey, and Na was back down to 2-under and six shots off the pace.