January 26, 2011 |
Most of the first- and second-round pairings for the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines follow a formula. It's not as if tournament directors just pull names out of a hat. Except for three names. Maybe those were in a very small hat. Tiger Woods, Rocco Mediate and Anthony Kim will play together Thursday and Friday at Torrey Pines. "Funny how that pairing happened, huh? What a shocker," said Mediate, who at the 2008 U.S. Open here famously battled the limping Woods through regulation and then an extra 18 holes on the fifth day plus a sudden-death hole before Woods won. That also was Woods' last major victory.
March 5, 2010
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Anthony Kim and Camilo Villegas led at the midpoint of the Honda Classic, tied at eight-under-par 132 and one shot ahead of Vijay Singh on Friday. Kim was one of four players to match the best round on the PGA National Champion course with a six-under 64, and Villegas shot 66 for the second consecutive day, when the only thing that improved more than the weather Friday was the scoring. "Trust me, it's a tough golf course," Villegas said. Maybe so, but since the Honda moved to the Jack Nicklaus redesign in 2007, there's never been an easier day to get around.
February 6, 2010 |
Los Angeles native Anthony Kim , 24, who won two PGA Tour tournaments in 2008 and was tabbed as the next great young American golfer, is determined to rebound after what he called a "disappointing" 2009, in which he had only three top-10 finishes after eight the year before. Playing the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club as his first PGA Tour event this year, Kim is tied for seventh after shooting a five-under-par 66 Friday. "What I did last year was so disappointing," Kim said.
October 31, 2009 |
Anthony Kim advanced to the Volvo World Match Play Championship semifinals Friday despite losing to Scott Strange by three holes in his final-round match at Finca Cortesin in Casares, Spain. Strange needed to beat Kim by at least four holes to advance and was 4-up going to the par-five 18th, but Kim took the hole after hitting his second shot to within four feet. Strange put his third shot into a bunker before conceding the hole. Kim will face undefeated Robert Allenby in the semifinals.
October 15, 2009 |
Galaxy midfielder David Beckham says a deal for another loan to AC Milan is "95% done." Beckham was loaned to AC Milan from last January through the end of the Serie A season, then returned to Major League Soccer in July. He wants to play in Europe again to ensure he'll stay sharp and earn a place on England's World Cup roster for the fourth time. "It's close," Beckham said. "I've always said I want to go back there if they want me. AC Milan have said they wanted me back since I left to go back to the United States and they're saying the same now. "It's 95% done so I don't know why it wouldn't happen now. It will be sorted out in the next month, and I will probably be going there at the end of December.
July 17, 2009 |
BIRDIE In a genuine golf nightmare, Retief Goosen stood in a bunker beside the No. 17 green with the ball pressed almost up against the wall. Viewers cringed; Goosen contorted. With his right foot in the sand and his left knee folded on the ground above, he swung, and in some genuine golf ingenuity, the ball flew out, trickled over and landed three feet from the cup to arrange birdie.