Kevin Na skipping Deutsche Bank for birth of child
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Kevin Na skipping Deutsche Bank for birth of child


Kevin Na was out. Then he was in. Then he was out again of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship.

Na bowed out of the second of four FedEx Cup playoff events before the Friday start for the birth of his first child, a daughter Sophia Ria, with wife on Monday.

“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 said on his Instagram account.

Coming into the second leg of the playoffs, Na was 14th in FedEx Cup points. He'll clearly lose some ground this week by not playing at TPC Boston, but he'll be back in action next week at Crooked Stick in Indiana for the BMW Championship.

Na is not only playing for an opportunity to get to the Tour Championship and perhaps win the FedEx Cup, but he's also on the short list of players that could still earn one of four U.S. Ryder Cup captain's picks, with the first three set to be made by captain Davis Love III on Sept. 11 and the final pick made after the Tour Championship on Sept. 25.


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