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Kevin Na quits PGA Tour to play in Saui-backed LIV Golf

Kevin Na, a five-time PGA Tour winner and the Thirty third-ranked participant in the world, is becoming a member of the controversial Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Series.

He made the announcement on Saturday on Instagram, posting a message in which he wrote he was “resigning” from the PGA Tour.

“For 19 years, I’ve played on the PGA Tour and I have loved every minute of it,” Na wrote. “I recognize the platform the tour has offered me to play the sport that I really like and for the alternatives which have include it.

“Recent developments in the skilled golf world have given me an opportunity to rethink my choices. I would love the liberty to play the place I need and exercising my proper as a free agent offers me that chance. However to stay a PGA Tour participant, I need to quit my proper to make these decisions about my career. If I train my proper to select have been and after I play golf, then I can’t stay a PGA Tour participant with out going through disciplinary proceedings and authorized motion from the PGA Tour.

Kevin Na
Kevin Na
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“I am sad to share that I have chosen to resign from the PGA Tour. This has not been an easy decision and not one I take lightly. I hope the current policies change and I’ll be able to play on the PGA Tour again.”

Earlier this week, in the wake of the sector being introduced for the primary LIV Golf match subsequent week in London that included a number of PGA Tour members, the Tour issued a press release saying gamers who participated in the occasion would face disciplinary motion, although it didn’t specify what that motion could be. However, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan beforehand has threatened any Tour gamers who take part in the LIV collection with sanctions that would embody suspension or banishment from the PGA Tour.

The 38-year-old Na joins Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, amongst others, to defect.

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