Saturday, July 26, 2008
This Anthony Kim Kid Is Up To It Again
In both victories Anthony Kim has smoked home this year, he's had that one round that most need to get over the hump.
At the Wachovia Championship in May, Kim shot a third round 66. A month later, he won the AT&T National with a final round 65. Today, chasing a ton of guys in front of him at the Canadian Open, the Mercury-melting Kim fired a seven-under 64 to jump to a tie for the lead and possibly a chance at the Player of the Year award.
The 23-year-old Kim has had some pretty interesting rounds this week, opening with a pretty factory 65 and following that up with a two-under 69 that included two eagles, one double-bogey, three bogeys and three birdies.
He's becoming the favorite every week when he tees it up, not missing a cut since early April and finishing in the top-10 in his first ever British Open. If he wins this, that will be three for the year and his cockiness will be refreshing for the American Ryder Cup team.
Could you imagine if Tiger Woods was healthy and they paired him with Kim against the European Team? It would be like the year Tiger played with Phil Mickelson, only a lot cooler and probably successful. Hey, there'd be a lot less awkward white-ness in the group, that's for sure.