Apology to Korean fans comes after breakup with fiancée spirals into nasty public spat, according to Golf.com report
Revealed: By Kevin Na, the backstory after his victory Oct. 6 in Las Vegas, according to a report by Alan Shipnuck on Golf.com. After winning the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Na, 36, a native Korean who was raised in San Diego and is a naturalized American, gave a post-round interview to Golf Channel’s Chantel McCabe. During the discussion, he abruptly switched to Korean for a tearful 45-second address in his native tongue. Golf Channel provided a translation of the interview, in which Na thanked Korean golf fans “for always supporting and believing in me despite all these false rumors.” It turns out that those “rumors” concerned a lawsuit filed by Na’s former Korean fiancée in which the unnamed woman sought compensatory damages after Na called off their 2014 wedding. Na and his wife, Julianne, who wed in 2015, recently welcomed the birth of their second child. Na is scheduled to return to South Korea this week for the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup at Nine Bridges.