Fellow pro says LIV-bound Kevin Na “won’t be missed”

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Kevin Na’s resignation from the PGA Tour stunned the majority of golf fans – but delighted one of his fellow players. 

Five-time winner Na released a statement on social media over the weekend in which he announced he was relinquishing his PGA Tour membership to avoid a legal dispute with the tour over his decision to play on the new LIV Golf Invitational Series.

The 38-year-old is one of 48 players who will compete in the Saudi-funded circuit’s first event at the Centurion Club near London this week.

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“If I exercise my right to choose where and when I play golf, then I cannot remain a PGA Tour player without facing disciplinary proceedings and legal action from the PGA Tour,” wrote Na.

“I am sad to share that I have chosen to resign from the PGA Tour. This has not been an easy decision not one I take lightly.

“I hope the current policies changes and I’ll be able to play on the PGA Tour again.”

The news sent shockwaves through the game and, predictably, drew a withering response from fellow pro Grayson Murray.

Na and Murray traded insults in an ugly Twitter bust up back in January, which then escalated into a full-blown confrontation on the driving range ahead of the Mexico Open in April.

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So, when Na made his announcement via social media, fans were left anticipating Murray’s response… and didn’t disappoint.

Quote-tweeting Na’s resignation post, Murray said: “Like i said on the range in Mexico. you won’t be missed @kevinna915!” 

Tagging the PGA Tour in the post, Murray added: “Our rounds just got 20 min faster!

Something tells us there’s more to come from these two…





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