Residence: Dallas, Texas
Anthony Kim is a former Junior World Champion and four-time American Junior Golf Association All-American. Know as ‘AK’ to his fellow Tour players he earned both freshman of the Year (2004) and was a 3 time All-American (2004-2006) during his time at the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of the victorious US Walker Cup Team which marked the end of his amateur career. Kim turned professional in 2006 after receiving a sponsor's invitation to the Valero Texas Open where he finished in a tie for 2nd place in his first PGA Tour event.
AK has a serious approach to golf and especially his physical conditioning. He is part of a growing selection of fresh, confident and long-hitting young guns that are ready to challenge the best players in the world.
He made a strong start to the 2007 season as the youngest rookie on Tour and soon broke into the top-100 in the Official World Golf Rankings in May 2007 thanks to 4 top-10 finishes during his rookie season. His first PGA Tour tournament victory came the following season at the Wachovia Championship, defeating former British Open champion Ben Curtis by 5 shots. Kim's 16-under par 272 total is the lowest score in the tournament's history.
In July 2008, Kim won his second PGA Tour tournament at the AT&T National, defeating Fredrik Jacobson by two shots. Kim became the first American under 25 to win twice in one year on the PGA Tour since Tiger Woods in 2000. This win moved him to 14th in the World Rankings. In September 2008, Kim was a critical part of the United States' victory in the Ryder Cup, defeating Ryder Cup veteran Sergio Garcia 5 & 4 in the first match of the Sunday single matches to pave the way to victory for his US team mates.
Anthony Kim Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Anthony Kim throughout his career
Anthony Kim Tournament History
2009 World Golf Championship - CA Championship
12-15 March 2009 - Doral Golf and Spa Resort - Phil Mickelson won his first World Golf Championships title on Sunday at the CA Championship, where he held off Nick Watney to take the title by one stroke and his 36th career victory. However this was perhaps not the most news worthy story of the week. During his opening round, Henrik Stenson thought it a good idea to play from out of the water! After stripping down to his boxer shorts the Swede preceded to do just this. And it was down to PGA Tour photographer Kyle Auclair to capture this magical moment. With the world’s best golf photographers trailing Tiger Woods, Kyle decided he was going to follow other players instead. Little did he know this particular sequence of images would be plastered on newspapers, websites and television shows all over the country the next day.
In Anthony Kim's bag...Anthony was 4-under par going into the final round after rounds of 71, 69 and 72 over the first 3 days. However a 75 in the final round sent Kim in the opposite direction to the one he was looking in at the start of Sunday. This dropped him to 58th on the leader board. Here are a couple of cracking shot of Anthony. This first is him using his new Nike SQ Dymo prototype driver. The second is of him using the Nike Forged blades that we caught him with last year. Thanks to the Nike website we can fill in the blanks that these images leave. He was also using a Nike SQ fairway this week. Around the greens he was using the SV wedges that we saw him with last year.
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2008 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
17-20 January - Bob Hope Chrysler Classic - Bermuda Dunes, Silver Rock, Nicklaus Private at PGA West, Palmer Private at PGA West and Palm Springs, California. 27-year-old Trahan, who had won just once before, charged from 4 shots back Sunday to overtake Justin Leonard and win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Trahan shot a sparkling 7-under 65 to beat Leonard by 3 strokes. The younger player said a 4-shot deficit looked imposing heading into the final round of the 5-day tournament but came through to prevail in the end.
In Anthony Kim's bag...Anthony Kim, one of only a handful of players to break 70 in each of the 5 rounds finished in tie for 3rd with Kenny Perry, 4 shots adrift. Anthony Kim is potentially the only player on the PGA Tour that does not use a fairway wood. He prefers to play an Adams Golf Idea Pro hybrid (14˚) and a Nike Pro Combo 2-iron. He chose to launch a 7.5˚ Nike SQ SUMO 5000 driver off the tee to an average of over 300 yards during the 2008 season. He complimented his #2 iron with a set (3-P) of Nike Forged Blades and SV wedges (54˚ and 59˚). Like fellow Nike Tour pro Tiger Woods, Anthony Kim chose a Scotty Cameron over the equivalent Nike offering, using a Scotty Cameron Studio Select T10 at the business end of PGA Tour Events and Ryder Cups.
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