Kevin Na has been withdrawn from the Nedbank Golf Challenge due to back imjury.
This was confirmed by the organisers and Na’s management.
“Kevin’s back is not in good shape at the moment. He has decided to err on the side of caution and withdraw in order to give his back the appropriate amount of time for rest and rehab.
“Kevin acknowledges that this will be disappointing news. He was looking forward to a return trip since he had such a good experience last year,” said his manager, Kevin Lynch, from Empire Sportd Management.
He will be replaced by the English Tommy Fleetwood. Call it karma, if you may!
Fleetwood’s makes his second appearance at ‘Africa’s Major’ having finished 14th last year.
The 30th player to complete the list will be unveiled at the Alfred Dunhill Champs this weekend.
The NGC tee off from December 3 to 6, Sun City.
Here is the provisional list:
Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) Webb Simpson (United States) Keegan Bradley (United States) Lee Westwood (England) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) Branden Grace (South Africa) Danny Willett (England) Thomas Aiken (South Africa) Robert Streb (United States) Scott Piercy (United States) Steven Bowditch (Australia) Shane Lowry (Ireland) Victor Dubuisson (France) Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) Byeong Hun An (South Korea) Martin Kaymer (Germany) Søren Kjeldsen (Denmark) Tommy Fleetwood (England) Ross Fisher (England) Marc Leishman (Australia) Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) Andy Sullivan (England) Jaco van Zyl (South Africa) Matthew Fitzpatrick (England) Chris Wood (England) Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) Russell Knox (Scotland).