Less than a week after Kevin sent Na an emotional message to South Korea, he breaks the silence he has saved in years of personal anxiety.
Speaking to Golf Channel on the 18th Green at TPC Summerlin after his playoff victory at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last Sunday evening, Na shed tears in his eyes the following message in Korean:
"For my Korean fans, who always support me and believe in me despite all these false rumors, I want to say thank you, no matter what anyone said about me, I was very happy, when I shut up, I felt like I was with you Today, when I bit my tongue, I got to that point, thanks again to my fans and see you soon at the CJ Cup. "
Na, who was born in South Korea and moved to the United States at the age of eight, twice refused to comment on the subject.
However, he now tells Golf.com that the news related to a previous engagement with a South Korean woman that was canceled in 2014. Per Na, a meeting between the two families became angry: "Your dad told me, 'If you do not change your mind and marry my daughter, I'll come after you. & # 39; "
Na was days later mocked by the mother of the woman who arrived with a sign at the Korean Open: "American Golfer Well, give my daughter's life back as clean as you sent her stuff back."
Nasa's ex-fiancé filed a lawsuit claiming that Golf.com "contained brutal details of the couple's sex life" and "attracted attention in Korean tabloids".
"Not only did I win my lawsuit," said Na, "but she had to pay me almost $ 50,000 when a typical decision in a defamation trial is only a few hundred dollars. I think that shows that the judge agreed with how damaging the statements were. "
Na and his wife Julianne wanted to show their hometown in Las Vegas on a Korean reality show this summer, but the episode was canceled due to a "flood of bad publicity."
Well, who will play in the CJ Cup in South Korea next week, says he is now working to protect his wife and two children.
"There were too many rumors and misstatements and it was very hurtful, now I have a family and I feel like I need to protect them and my name," he said.
"Every time I win the old stories, the details are pulled up again.
"I did not mean to say anything, but I could not help it, I'm sorry that I spent so much time roaming the area and confusing all viewers in the US."