Kevin Na's group told to speed up

Updated: May 25, 2012, 10:12 PM ET
By Randy Jennings | ESPNDallas.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The threesome that included Kevin Na was warned for slow play by a PGA Tour official at the midpoint of the second round Friday in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

"I was angry,'' Na said. "We were in position all day. That's something I'm constantly aware of. We got a little behind on No. 8 as a group and then they told us they were putting us on the clock.

"It probably cost me at least one shot. I had a shot where my ball was in a divot in the rough at No. 9 and I had no time to consider my options,'' said Na, who went on to bogey the hole.

The group quickly played Nos. 10 and 11 and was back in position when it reached No. 12 tee, with Na making par on both. But to complicate matters, the flagstick fell out of the hole while Na was preparing to hit his approach. Na, the other players in the group and the caddies all looked back and shrugged to the rules official timing them.

Na has been working to speed up his pre-shot routine that drew a lot of criticism when he contended for The Players Championship two weeks ago.

Na was playing with John Huh and Aaron Baddeley.

"Some rules guys give warnings and some don't,'' Baddeley said. "They put us on the clock instead of a heads-up and a hole to catch up. That was frustrating.

"I think Kevin did great. There were a couple of shot where he had trouble, but that's normal in these conditions.''

Na made the cut and is tied for 42nd after finishing with a 1-over 71 to go with an even-par 70 on Thursday.

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