Remember Anthony Kim?

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Scott Rushing
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Remember Anthony Kim?

The young kid from back around 2008 that won a few events and then dropped out of the spotlight?  I had heard he was injured and then there were rumors of a $10M insurance payout assuming he never played pro golf again.. Well he was back in the news a little a few weeks back, with some social media posts:

 

GolfDigest posted:  We're not sure what Kim was doing at the pet store, but we do know he's a three-time PGA Tour winner and that he was a key member of the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup victory when he was only 23. A series of injuries derailed his career, and it's been reported that a large insurance payout is part of the reason why he hasn't returned to competitive golf since his appearance at the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship.

Kim did his first interview since that tournament in September with the AP's Doug Ferguson. In it, Kim, who turns 31 next month, said he spends much of his free-time rehabbing and that he hasn't physically been able to play much golf.

 

I hope its not really all been about free money but who knows...

scomac
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I hope its not really all

I hope its not really all been about free money but who knows...

Oh it's about the money.  The payout is only good if he can't return to competitive golf in all likelihood.

If one assumes that the injuries have been serious and debilitating to the point where he could be nothing more than a journeyman pro toiling away on the Wed.com Tour, then it may well be in his best interest to stay away and look at launching a second career.

Give the guy credit for having the foresight to take a disability policy out on himself.  How many 23 year olds would think in those terms? 

DON
If someone paid me $10

If someone paid me $10 million NOt to play golf, I'd be selling all of my clubs tomorrow. Hard to say how much his injuries have held my back, but if you look at Tiger, it's easy to see how it could be keeping him out of Pro golf for this long. Tiger may NEVER get back to the winners circle after his injuries.

Don

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cac
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That would be like the

That would be like the equivilent of someone paying me 10K to never play golf again. Id hate it. CAC

cac handed Geordie.