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Open champion Brian Harman says he’s “rooting” for Anthony Kim as his former teammate continues his remarkable return to golf.

Harman, 37, played alongside Kim on both days of the 2005 Walker Cup in Chicago, combining to win one-and-a-half points for the US.

Since then, their careers have taken wildly different paths.

Whilst Kim was expected to go on and win major championships, it is Harman, instead, who has tasted success on the game’s biggest stage, with Kim only recently having returned to the sport with LIV Golf following a mysterious 12-year hiatus.

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Suffice to say, Harman is pleased to see his old sparring partner back in the game and admits that he’s cheering him on from afar.

“I’m always interested when someone kind of picks up the pieces and comes back,” he said. “It’s nice to see him playing golf again. He sure was tough to beat when he was playing good. I hope he finds a little bit of that form.”

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Anthony Kim and Brian Harman were teammates in the 2005 Walker Cup. (Pic: Getty Images)

Kim is in Singapore this week for his fifth LIV start of the season.

And whilst there have been glimpses of the player who won three times on the PGA Tour and climbed into the world’s top-10 before stepping away from the game, he has found results hard to come by.

However, Harman believes that it’s only a matter of time before he starts producing consistently strong performances again.

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“I heard that his personal life is going really well from all reports,” he added. “I haven’t talked to Anthony personally in probably 12 years or so, but yeah, I’ve been rooting for him from the sidelines.

“We always exchange Anthony Kim stories, and he’s an easy guy to pull for. Hope he keeps it up and hope he gets a little bit of his form back.”

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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