Kevin Na announces to renounce PGA Tour

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Kevin Na announces to renounce PGA Tour

Thunderbolt on the PGA Tour: Kevin Na, 33rd player in the world, announces this Saturday to renounce the PGA Tour. The American golfer, 450 starts on the most prestigious of the professional Tours but present in the list of 42 players (for the moment) engaged this Thursday, June 9 at the Centurion Club (England) in the first tournament of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, explained his decision on social networks…

Kevin Na, statements

“For 19 years I played on the PGA Tour and loved every minute of it,” he says.

I appreciate the structure the Tour has given me to play the game I love and the opportunities that come with it. » “Recent developments in the world of professional golf have given me the opportunity to reconsider my position.

I would like to have the freedom to play wherever I want and practice my trade as a free agent. However, to remain a PGA Tour player, I must give up my right to make these career choices. If I exercise my right to choose where and when I play golf, I cannot remain a PGA Tour player without facing disciplinary proceedings and legal action from the PGA Tour.

» "I am sad to make this decision to resign from the PGA Tour," he added. It was not an easy decision and I do not take it lightly. I just hope mentalities change and I can play on the PGA Tour again…” We recall that the big boss of the PGA Tour, Jay Monahan, promised that any member of the US circuit who would participate in a tournament of the Saudi League, supported with millions of dollars by Saudi Arabia via its Public Investment Fund (PIF), would face suspension and possibly a lifetime ban.

Now it remains to be seen what will be the position of the Royal & Ancient, the United States Golf Association, the PGA of America and the Augusta National Golf Club, the four entities that manage the four Grand Slam tournaments of the season? Will they, too, go so far as to ban “dissident” golfers from taking part in a Major?