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The Curious Case Of Anthony Kim

Scott Stallings’ victory in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday made him one of six players on the PGA Tour who are younger than 30 and have at least three Tour victories.

The others are Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley and Anthony Kim.

The most interesting name on the list is Kim.

When he won the 2008 Wachovia Championship, the first of his three Tour wins, Kim had a “can’t miss” look. Only he did miss.

His last PGA Tour round came nearly two years ago at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, the same place he got his first win. He joked at Quail Hollow in 2012 that his mother had told him she knew a caddie who was making more money than her son.

Kim shot 74 in the first round at Quail Hollow, withdrew the next day and hasn’t been seen on Tour since.

Injuries – wrist, elbow, Achilles – got in the way. Whether there have been other issues, no one is quite certain.

When and if Kim returns remains an open-ended question. Too bad. Just 28, he’s too young to be just a memory.


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