Kevin Na Announces Unfortunate News on Social Media

Published 10/06/2021, 11:08 AM EDT
Aug 28, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Kevin Na looks on from the first green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


As the PGA Tour Schedule continues, the Shriners Children Open is set to begin on October 7. The event will be held at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many of the top golfers will participate in the event. However, Kevin Na shared some unexpected and unfortunate news almost a day before the start of the tournament.

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We last saw the 38-year-old play at the Fortinet Championship in Napa, where he scored a total of 146. Therefore, as the Shriners Hospital Open approached, fans were excited to see Na bounce back.

However, as per his recent tweet, Na is no longer a participant in the upcoming event in Las Vegas.

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Kevin Na withdraws from the Shriners Children’s Open

Na will no longer be playing at TPC Summerlin this week, courtesy of an unfortunate rib injury. unfortunately I will be withdrawing from @ShrinersOpen because of a rib injury,” he wrote. “I hope be healthy for next week CJ Cup!”

While rib injuries can be serious, Na’s tweet was hopeful of his return next week. The CJ Cup which Na mentioned will begin on October 14 and will be held at the Summit Club in Nevada. Despite his current injury, Na will definitely aim for a good return the next time he is on course.

Of course, fans were disappointed and wished for the South Korean golfer’s speedy recovery. The replies were flooded with many fans telling him they will also miss him.

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Many fans also tried to lighten the situation and made jokes about these same. “So many pro golfers dealing with injuries from their underground fight club…,” one fan wrote.

Sep 3, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Kevin Na reacts after a missed putt on the 14th green during the second round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

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That being said, Na has won the Shriners Hospital Open twice in 2011 and 2019. He finished last season with the Tour Championship, coming in third. The Seoul-born player’s sole win was the Sony Open in Hawaii, along with five top-ten finishes.

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One could say that Na does suffer from injuries quite often, and has had to withdraw from events before as well. Taylor Pendrith will be playing in Na’s place.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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