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Masters 2023: Kevin Na WDs after 9 holes at Augusta National

April 06, 2023

Andrew Redington

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Kevin Na withdrew from the Masters Thursday morning following the completion of his first nine holes.

Na and Mike Weir were in the first group out, but Na experienced an inauspicious start at Augusta National with a double-bogey at the first, and though he birdied the second, things did not improve—bogeying three of his next four holes. Na made the turn in 40 strokes before pulling out with an undisclosed illness. Throughout Thursday morning Na appeared to be in discomfort.

At the time of his WD, Na was last on the scoreboard. This was his 12th start at the Masters, and he had finished inside the top 15 in his past three Masters appearances.

Na entered his way into this year’s Masters field as one of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking at the end of 2022. He was one of 18 LIV Golf members in this week’s field.

Mike Weir, who was playing with Na, will finish his round as a single.