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Believe it or not, Anthony Kim is ‘plotting’ a return to competitive golf.
In what capacity is yet to be seen, but the free-swinging American cult hero is looking for a way back.
At 38, Kim has been off the radar for over ten years, with his last start on tour coming in 2012.
He was 26 at the time and withdrew citing injury. But Kim has spent the last few months in discussions, so expect to see one of golf’s greatest enigmas again soon.
Having been out for so long, when did Anthony Kim last play on tour?
When did Anthony Kim last play on tour?
Before disappearing, Anthony Kim began putting together a string of withdrawals.
The third and final WD came in May 2012, which proved to be the last time Anthony Kim would play on tour.
It was at the Wells Fargo Championship, the event’s second year with its new title sponsor at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Rickie Fowler came out on top of a play-off featuring Rory McIlroy and D. A. Points. Kim had retired from competition after the first round.
He underwent surgery to repair an Achilles tendon injury in his left leg the next month and hasn’t played in a professional tournament since.
Kim said he would review his options before deciding whether to compete in The Players Championship the following week.
“I’ve tried to play through the injuries, but I know from experience that it will only make matters worse,” Kim said in a statement.
“I’m going to get it looked at and do what I need to do to get back to full health.”
Kim had previously withdrawn from the Valero Texas Open and the Shell Houston Open before his last start on the PGA Tour.
He had teed it up in seven events before that and made the cut in just two of them.
Meanwhile, Kim last featured in a major championship in 2011, competing in all four of golf’s biggest events.
The three-time PGA Tour winner missed the cut in the Masters and the PGA Championship, while finishing T54 and T5 at the U.S. Open and Open Championship, respectively.
Kim missed the cut in the Players Championship, too.
A Walker Cup winner in 2005, Kim last competed in the Ryder Cup in 2008 and the Presidents Cup in 2009, winning both team events.
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