Anthony Kim is back: "I've never loved golf"

That's not the only revelation Anthony makes; he admits to having rid himself of "nearly 98%" of the circle that surrounded him in his previous professional career

by Andrea Gussoni
Anthony Kim is back: "I've never loved golf"
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The world of sports is filled with 'what if' scenarios. What if Len Bias hadn't tragically passed away shortly after being drafted by the Boston Celtics? What if the Boston Red Sox hadn't traded Babe Ruth to New York? What if the Portland Trail Blazers had chosen Michael Jordan instead of Sam Bowie in the 1984 draft? What if Barry Bonds had never been linked to steroid use? And what if Tiger Woods hadn't lost crucial years of his career due to scandals and injuries? Among these narratives lies the intriguing story of Anthony Kim, once destined for golf greatness but now shrouded in mystery.

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After a twelve-year hiatus from the golfing scene, Anthony Kim, often compared to a young Tiger Woods for his early success, has been given a second chance, this time on the LIV Golf tour. His return has been met with both anticipation and curiosity, with many wondering what led to his sudden disappearance from the sport.

Kim's comeback began in early March at the tournament in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and this Friday marks his first appearance in the United States at the Miami event hosted by the Trump National Doral. While some anticipated his return to be a grand announcement in the Saudi super league, it instead became the stage for Kim's first in-depth interview since his comeback.

In an interview with former golfer turned presenter David Feherty, Kim opened up about his retirement, his return to the game, and his complicated relationship with golf. Despite his early success in the sport, Kim confessed that he never truly loved golf and has only recently begun to rediscover his passion for the game.

One of the most revealing aspects of Kim's interview was his admission of shedding nearly 98% of the people who surrounded him during his previous professional career. He described them as "bad people" and "con artists" who took advantage of him.

Kim's newfound focus on family, with his wife and daughter now by his side, highlights a significant shift in priorities. Beyond personal revelations, Kim also addressed the issue of injuries, which played a significant role in his decision to step away from the sport.

Multiple surgeries, including a spinal fusion similar to Tiger Woods', have been part of Kim's journey back to the course. Despite his tumultuous past, Kim remains optimistic about his future in the sport. While he may not be vying for major championships anytime soon, he hopes to inspire others who may be facing similar struggles.

His return to golf is not just about redemption on the course but also finding peace off it. As Kim embarks on this new chapter of his career, his story serves as a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the power of second chances.

Whether he achieves greatness on the golf course or not, Anthony Kim's comeback is a testament to the enduring love for the game and the unwavering support of those closest to him.