There is an issue that is heating up the golf industry. Anthony Kim, a golf genius who left his club for more than a decade, is planning to return to the field. It seems that Kim’s return is becoming a reality. “There is a possibility that Anthony Kim will return,” Golf said. “I wonder how he will return.” Golf Digest also said that rumors of Kim’s return have existed in some form for more than 10 years, considering playing in the PGA Tour or going to LIV Golf.
Anthony Kim is considering participating in the championship. The report quoted an acquaintance of Kim as saying. “We have been discussing a comeback with PGA Tour or LIV Golf for the past few months,” Golf said. “We are also increasing the intensity of practice for his return.” “Kim has confidence in his play. Only the timing and competition have not been decided, but it is only a matter of time before Kim returns.”
If Anthony Kim decides to return to the PGA Tour, he cannot participate in all competitions. However, he can participate in some competitions as a “past winner.” On top of that, if the organizers of the competition recognize his star quality, they can have him play as an invited player. “We asked the PGA Tour whether he would return to the country, but he refused to give an answer,” Golf said.
Anthony Kim is a Korean American. He was born in 1985 and his Korean name is Kim Ha-jin. He is widely known as an issue maker in the golf industry. He garnered three wins from winning the Wakobia Championship on the PGA Tour in 2008 to AT&T National in the same year to the Shell Houston Open in 2010. He represented the U.S. at the Ryder Cup in 2008 and ranked third at the 2010 Masters, drawing attention as a “next-generation tiger.” However, he has remained tight-lipped since he pulled out after hitting 74 in the first round of the Wells Fargo in 2012 due to an injury to his left arm.
After suffering from various injuries including shoulder muscles, spine, fingers, and Achilles tendon, Kim suddenly disappeared from the tour since 2012. It is an “Anthony mystery.” Opinions are divided on the reason why Kim quit golf. Using the words of Kim’s friend, Golf & Commission raised suspicions that he had insurance worth 10 million U.S. dollars and could not receive insurance money if he goes on a tour even once. Rumors also spread that Kim is taking banned drugs.
However, Kim denied the allegation. “Since he made 12 million dollars during his five-season career in the PGA Tour and continues to receive treatment, it is natural to receive insurance money,” Kim said. “He is currently developing a health-related business.” Regarding rumors of drug use, Kim said, “Since the PGA Tour began drug testing, he has been tested more often than anyone else, but he has never been positive.”
Anthony Kim made occasional appearances. In 2015, he attended a charity auction hosted by country singer Toji Keith of the U.S. and was spotted at a Las Vegas nightclub. He has been increasing his activities outside since 2020. He has appeared in coffee shops and outdoor gatherings in West Hollywood. He has also appeared in swing videos with unknown date and time. It is clear that Kim’s return is getting closer.