Na skipping Deutsche Bank to be with wife, baby


NORTON, Mass. – At 14th on the FedEx Cup points list, Kevin Na is poised to make a run at the season-long title but his campaign will have to wait a week.

Na skipped this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship to be at home with his wife, Sophia Ria, for the birth of the couple’s first child, a daughter who was born on Monday.

According to Na’s caddie, Kenny Harms, the 32-year-old plans to be back at work next week at the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship to close the season if he stays inside the top 30 on the points list.

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“Hard to leave home when I see my baby girl. No Deutsche Bank Championship. BMW next. It will be tough leaving home to play BMW,” Na posted on his Instagram account on Thursday.

If Na has a solid two weeks to close the season he could also put his name into the U.S. Ryder Cup picture. He’s currently 22nd on the American points list and the final captain’s pick will be made on Sept. 25 after the Tour Championship.