Anthony Kim Is Back
By Kickntrue on 8/4/10
Anthony Kim is back after a couple months off for thumb surgery. It's good to have him back! In a year when a lot of different players have been winning and playing well, it seems the interest in the sport overall has diminished a bit. There's one obvious reason for this, but beyond Tiger's struggles, I think there is a 2nd level of top players like Kim, Harrington, McIlroy, Fowler, Stricker, Furyk, etc, who've been so hit or miss that it's just tough to get excited each week. I think Kim is the kind of player who can get on a roll and win a couple weeks in a row- and playing through the pain- he was playing some of the best golf of his life. Of course- since he's been gone, it's gotten tougher out there.
On the day Anthony Kim left the PGA Tour because the pain in his left thumb was so severe, the guy he was playing with shot 62 to win the tournament and another halfway around the world shot 58 to win his event.I suppose certain people would find it easy to dislike Kim, especially a younger Kim with his brash attitude and cockiness, but that's everything I love about him. I want him to be bold. I want him to go for pins. I want him to put his foot on his opponent's throat.
Man... I can't help but think we've thought that before... I just can't quite put my finger on it.
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I wonder if he hurt his thumb lifting that belt-buckle of his...
was it Tiger?! i bet it was!!! i like the cocky attitude myself. people say i am cocky and i just laugh in their FACE! haha not really but i have heard that i am rambling blah blah see you chumps later going to golf in the rain yah me!
Not a fan. Followed his group at the Byron Nelson a few years back. He missed a green left by 20 yards with his approach. When he got to the green and saw his lie (buried) he hit the greenside mic with his club and pieces went flying everywhere. The PGA staff scrambled to replace the unit after his group moved on. What a turd.
@sepfeiff- it's all a matter of perspective. phil does that- and he's a "fiery competitor that just wants to win."
/but i hear you, just making counter-point
@Kickntrue - oh no not Phil the thrill!
I'm down with AK. he's cocky - you have to be at least a little bit to be a star and not just a good player. I'm looking forward to his return. I really want him to place well if not win, just to stick it in Tiger's face.
SD Charlie says:
I'm liking Kim more as he grows up and the more I read about him. Remember, he's only 25. How much stupid stuff did any of us do when we were 25(and younger)? I know I did my fair share of foolish, self-centered things. It's all part of growing up. Bottom line: he's an excellent golfer, and when he's on, it sure is fun to watch.
i once listened to him talk about his game at a Nike gathering in a Golfsmith here in Dallas just after his thumb surgery, and it was amazing to hear about his thought processes about his game. he's completely a feel player. when he wants to his a fade, he just thinks fade, then swings. he doesn't pick out precise spots either. he just hits it in general directions and then hopes for the best.
he sounds like us common hacks, he's just able to pull off the shots.
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