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post #19 of 54

Anyone have any updates on Anthony Kim?  I did a Google news search and came up dry.  The only thing in the news are articles saying he's nowhere to be found (largely due to injury).  http://www.sbnation.com/golf/2013/7/15/4523988/2013-british-open-championship-field-entry-list-jordan-spieth  I'm crossing my fingers hoping that the next post isn't someone saying they saw him whooping it up at some bar.

post #20 of 54

PGA is full of past players who won once or twice and faded away.   J Vegas seems to be in the same path as AK.  

post #21 of 54
According to sportscenter Anthony Kim has been battling a karaoke addiction.
post #22 of 54

Wouldn't it be amazing if golf 'journalists' actually did some reporting on REAL golf stories like this one?  But nah, the golf community seems to be more interested in nonstop WITB articles, Paulina Gretzky, and Michelle Wie's makeup.

post #23 of 54

Anthony Kim's status?

Does anyone know Anthony Kim's status? He was a guy I followed pretty closely.  I know about injuries, but he should be back by now, right?  MLB pitchers have recovered from Tommy John surgeries by now and Adrian Peterson and RG3 have both come back from more serious injuries in much less time. 

 

You really can't count on reporters to do any real journalism work anymore.  With the exception of Jimmy Robersts and Tim Rosaforte the Gofl Channel has basically become a network for golf gossip.  Everything else on that network in regards to real reporting is complete garbage.

post #24 of 54

Google -

 

 

Because he didn't commit to this week's Wyndham Championship, Anthony Kim will go the entire 2013 season without competing on the PGA TOUR.
Golf's top mystery is where Anthony Kim has disappeared. IMG told Rotoworld in late March that he was hoping to return to competition in "mid to late summer, but nothing has been determined yet." The golfer hasn't pegged it since withdrawing from the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship. He then underwent surgery on his left leg (Achilles tendon) after dealing with injuries to his left forearm and right elbow. He has a Major Medical Extension (16 starts to earn $613,550) and may qualify to compete in the Web.com Tour Finals. If he doesn't, the soonest we'd see him again is when the PGA TOUR cranks up again in October for the beginning of the 2013-14 season. Aug 13 - 8:24 PM
 
Take the above, with his penchant for partying, and ...
post #25 of 54

he's cooked and done

post #26 of 54

It should be pretty obvious now to everyone what is going on.  The injuries are long past (it's now been a year and half almost).  Since he has 16 tournaments to make over $600K, he needs to be playing well from the get-go.  He is practicing but I'm guessing that his game is nowhere near where it should be.  So he is delaying and delaying.  The problem with that is that being out of competitive golf for a longer and longer time, it will be more and more difficult to get back to a level where AK is at the level where he can compete with everyone who is there in peak form.  I saw him last live at the Wyndham 2011 and he was struggling pretty bad (badly missed tee shots, being way short on par 3's, etc.).  I was a fan (less so now), but I think that he will have the sixteen tournaments that he has to start playing at some point and that'll be it to his PGA Tour career.

post #27 of 54
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It should be pretty obvious now to everyone what is going on.  The injuries are long past (it's now been a year and half almost).  Since he has 16 tournaments to make over $600K, he needs to be playing well from the get-go.  He is practicing but I'm guessing that his game is nowhere near where it should be.  So he is delaying and delaying.  The problem with that is that being out of competitive golf for a longer and longer time, it will be more and more difficult to get back to a level where AK is at the level where he can compete with everyone who is there in peak form.  I saw him last live at the Wyndham 2011 and he was struggling pretty bad (badly missed tee shots, being way short on par 3's, etc.).  I was a fan (less so now), but I think that he will have the sixteen tournaments that he has to start playing at some point and that'll be it to his PGA Tour career.

Just curious - where did you get the "16 tournaments to make over $600K" from?  Is that part of his medical exemption?

post #28 of 54

To be exact, he has 16 starts in the PGA Tour that he can have (I assume regular tour events where he would be eligible) to earn $613,550.  I don't know if he has a set time limit on when he needs to complete them by.

post #29 of 54
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Originally Posted by nehemiah View Post
 

To be exact, he has 16 starts in the PGA Tour that he can have (I assume regular tour events where he would be eligible) to earn $613,550.  I don't know if he has a set time limit on when he needs to complete them by.

I believe it to be in one calendar year, which is ending in a few days. I believe the 613K would put him in an earning s category equal to 125th place. Basically to keep his card.

 

an injury that he suffered, would not take this long, 6 months tops with therapy which I'm sure Nike would be more than happy to provide the very best to protect their investment.

 

I am not convinced we'll see him anytime soon and its a couple decades before the champions tour

post #30 of 54
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an injury that he suffered, would not take this long, 6 months tops with therapy which I'm sure Nike would be more than happy to provide the very best to protect their investment.



In case you have not noticed. Nike dumped him. He has issues, on and off the course and he's lost all of his sponsors. He lawn darted his career. He's done.
post #31 of 54
Anyone have an update on AK? Is he done?
post #32 of 54
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Anyone have an update on AK? Is he done?

 

He appears to be done: http://www.pgatour.com/players/player.29718.anthony-kim.html/career .

post #33 of 54
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He appears to be done: http://www.pgatour.com/players/player.29718.anthony-kim.html/career .

Wow. Is it possible that the few $15 closest-to-the-pin prizes I won in 2013 constituted earning more from golf than AK did?

As much as I like him, he doesn't strike me as the type to go to the mini tours or practice hard to get through Q-school and then the Nationwide Tour.
post #34 of 54
Too bad. He was fun to watch for a while.
post #35 of 54
Whatever he's doing now, let's hope he's healthy and in a good state of mind.

If he is out of the game, I'm trying to think of other pros whose stars shined bright and burned out quickly. The best example I can find is Jodie Mudd: won the Players and Tour Championship in the same year, six major top-tens between 1987 and 1991, then dropped off the face of the earth.
post #36 of 54

From January 2014:

 

Noozhawk.com reported today that Anthony Kim is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser on Monday at Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The event is a nonprofit foundation created by family and friends of a local girl killed by an alleged drunk driver. Kim will be on hand to conduct a clinic for golfers in the tournament that is part of the fundraiser. It's likely that this isn't the only time he's participated in a community event in the recent past, but this is the first published news on him in some time. Rotoworld was informed by his management firm last March that he was hoping to compete again in "mid to late summer," but it didn't happen. He hasn't played sanctioned golf since the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship due to injuries in his right elbow and left forearm. He then sat out a year after having surgery to repair the Achilles tendon in his left leg. Whenever he returns to the PGA TOUR, he'll have 16 starts on a Major Medical Extension to earn $613,550 and retain status. The three-time winner will turn 29 years of age on June 19. Jan 24 - 10:11 AM
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