American golfer Anthony Kim has shed the proverbial monkey off his back when he completed all the 36 holes at the Honda Classic with a score of one under par, 70 – 69, adding up to 139.
Over the last few events, it is becoming extremely common seeing Kim making the cut in event after event, after failing to do so in the majority of the first few events that he entered in ever since he turned to the professional world of golf.
Kim did not enter the week with the best of records, having had a record of 0 for 4, with even a disqualification. This start by Kim comes more or less as a surprise considering the fact that he finished off the last season in 2011 with a T23, a pair of T3s and he also had a playoff loss at the Shanghai Masters, an unofficial tournament under the PGA Tour. However, the achievements of Anthony Kim at the Honda Classic went under the radar, mainly due to the fact that it was during this tournament that Rory McIlroy became the world’s number one golfer and took much of the media attention.
But according to many former players and television pundits, Kim deserves much more plaudits than he has got due to the fact that he had a 4 over through six holes in the opening rounds before he mounted somewhat of a comeback.
Although Anthony Kim managed to hit just 18 greens overall, when he needed only 50 putts and a dozen birdies, it seems that Kim is just flexing his muscles, having garnered enough confidence in his abilities and the 26 year old looks to be a player for the future in the professional golf circuit and the likes of McIlroy and Donald should be wary of him.