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Kevin Na withdraws from 2023 Masters, future in majors in jeopardy

The LIV Tour member is running out of ways to qualify for future majors.

Kevin Na of the United States reacts on the second green during the first round of the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 06, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

LIV Tour member Kevin Na has withdrawn from the 2023 Masters due to an apparent lower body injury after playing the first nine holes at Augusta National on Thursday.

The injury also jeopardizes Na’s ability to qualify for majors in the future. While Na squeaked into Official World Golf Rankings Top 50 at the end 2022 to qualify for Augusta with his 49th place finish, he’s currently 96th and that seems unlikely to change anytime soon. And since he’s a member of the LIV Tour, getting exempt for major golf championships will become even more difficult in the future.

Na was one of 18 LIV players to make it to Augusta this week, and is the first withdraw of the tournament.