Reports have emerged that the ‘disappearing genius’ Anthony Kim (38, USA) may return to the field.
On the 27th, the New York Times published an interview with Eric Larsson, who was Anthony Kim’s caddy, and mentioned the possibility that Anthony Kim would join the LIV golf series sponsored by Saudi Arabia. Larsson said in this interview, “(When asked if he would join the LIV series), Anthony Kim said, ‘I really don’t know’, and I replied, ‘Go ahead, pull out an old club and go there and enjoy it.'” He also said, “Anthony Kim smiled brightly and replied, ‘That’s what people want from me.'” 스포츠토토
Adam Schreiber, who was Anthony Kim’s swing coach, also reported that he and Anthony Kim had played golf together twice in the past two years, and said, “Anthony Kim’s swing is the same as before.”
Anthony Kim won a total of three victories on the PGA Tour, including two in 2008 and one in 2010. His popularity and star nature were so extraordinary that he was once called the “Emperor of the Next Generation,” succeeding Tiger Woods (48, USA), the “Emperor of Golf.” However, he left the field at the end of 2012 and has not appeared in official competitions since.
After that, Anthony Kim was silent, but in an interview with the Associated Press in 2015, he told the background of his retirement, saying, “I haven’t been in the game for a long time, so my physical condition is not good. There have been 6 or 7 injuries in the last 3 years or so.” At the time, foreign media reported that Anthony Kim received 10 million dollars in insurance money, which was supposed to be received when he was seriously injured to the extent that he could not play golf. U.S. Golf.com quoted an anonymous friend of Anthony Kim as saying, “Anthony Kim’s body has improved, but he is weighing whether or not to return to the tour with an insurance claim of over 10 million dollars.”