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Anthony Kim to return to golf at LIV Golf Jeddah, with a catch

Anthony Kim will tee it up in knowledgeable golf occasion for the primary time in over a decade.

He’ll achieve this at LIV Golf Jeddah, held subsequent week at Royal Greens Golf and Nation Membership in Saudi Arabia, in keeping with Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel and a number of sources on X, together with @FlushingItGolf.

Nevertheless, Kim is not going to be a part of certainly one of LIV Golf’s 13 groups throughout subsequent week’s competitors, and can as a substitute play as a “wildcard.”

When rumors surfaced of Kim’s potential return to golf, conjecture swirled round which facet of the division he would land on.

It will mark his first skilled begin since 2012, a season marred by accidents, missed cuts, and withdrawals. Of the ten tournaments he began that 12 months, Kim completed solely two, together with his finest end coming on the Honda Basic, the place he tied for forty second.

After the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship in Might, he had surgical procedure on his Achilles tendon, however Kim has not returned to skilled golf since.

Anthony Kim, Phil Mickelson

Anthony Kim and Phil Mickelson throughout the 2009 Wachovia Championship at Quail Hole.
Photograph by Streeter Lecka/Getty Photographs

Kim, who performed collegiately for 3 seasons on the College of Oklahoma, has three profession PGA Tour victories.

The primary got here at Quail Hole in 2008, when he gained the then-Wachovia Championship by 5 photographs over Ben Curtis. Kim was simply 23 years outdated on the time.

His different triumphs got here on the 2008 AT&T Nationwide at Congressional and the 2010 Shell Houston Open, which got here in a playoff over Vaughn Taylor.

As for main championships, Kim has recorded three top-10 finishes, together with his finest being a solo third end at Augusta Nationwide in 2010, when Phil Mickelson gained his third Masters.

Now, Kim will be a part of Mickelson in Saudi Arabia this week, as a curious golf world will get to see how the previous top-10 participant festivals in his return.

Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Enjoying Via. Remember to try @_PlayingThrough for extra golf protection. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @jack_milko as nicely.

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