Kim leads as Garcia grabs second place at US golf Tour ChampionshipAnthony Kim Anthony Kim (born June 19, 1985) is an American professional golfer.
Kim was born in Los Angeles. He was part of the winning USA team in the 2005 Walker Cup. Professional career , still feeding off his Ryder Cup Ryder Cup
Biennial team golf event first held in 1927. It was originally played between teams of golfers from the U.S. and Britain; since 1979 players opposing the U.S. have been chosen from all of Europe. The trophy was donated by the British seed merchant Samuel Ryder. success, retained the lead in the US PGA Tour The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USA's main professional golf tours. It is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. Its name is officially rendered in all caps as “PGA TOUR". Championship on Friday with Spain's Sergio Garcia in hot pursuit.
Garcia, seeking to put his own disappointing Ryder Cup showing behind him, posted the best round of the day with a five-under 65 for five-under 135.
That left him two shots behind Kim, who posted 69 for 133 in the second round of the seven million-dollar tournament.
Garcia nabbed five birdies on the front nine, and will play with Kim in Kim In (김인, 金寅 born November 23, 1943) is a professional Go player. Biography
Kim In became a professional in 1958 when he was 15. He was a student at the legendary Minoru Kitani school in 1962 and left to return home a year later. the final group on Saturday.
Kim, 23, thrashed Garcia 5 and 4 in the opening singles match of the Ryder Cup last Sunday as the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. regained the coveted cov·et
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1. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.
2. To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire. trophy from Europe for the first time since 1999.
Garcia, however, downplayed any suggestion he was out for revenge.
"It's a totally different event," Garcia said. "You're not going to win the tournament tomorrow unless you shoot 52."
While Kim showed no letdown after his heroics at Valhalla, Garcia had appeared to have a Ryder Cup hangover on Thursday, when he was four over after just six holes.
Since then, however, he has been near perfect.
"Slower than slow," he said of the start to his first round. "I didn't hit a good drive on five, caught a bad break with the trees and went into the bushes and lost the ball.
"After that, I managed to get it back, and it got me going in the right direction. I made a couple of putts here and there. I played solid today, hit some good shots, some good putts and got it going on the front nine with four birdies in five holes."
Kim teed off Friday with a four-shot lead over his nearest rivals after a spectacular first-round 64.
He couldn't quite match that in a second round that included five birdies and four bogeys.
He dropped a shot at the difficult par-three 18th, as did Garcia.
"Finishing with a bogey isn't the best feeling in the world, but I'm proud of the way I hung in there," Kim said.
"I didn't make as many putts as I would have liked. There were a couple of opportunities to hang my head, and I just kept plodding along and fortunately got out of there under par."
Phil Mickelson Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed "Lefty" for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed), is an American professional golfer. He is one of the leading players of his generation, having won three major championships and a total of 32 remained in contention with a 68 that left him three off the pace on 136.
Mickelson rallied after three bogeys in 10 holes, notching five birdies in the final seven holes.
"The putter has been very helpful," Mickelson said. "I've made a lot of putts. I need to drive it a little better. I drove it well the last eight holes and was able to play them under par, but starting out, I didn't drive it as accurately as I would have liked, and it cost me.
"I know some guys have felt an emotional letdown this week and it has been difficult getting the energy to come and play, but yet when a couple of putts go in and you make a few birdies, that energy level comes up quick."
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It was a disappointment for the Fijian, who only has to complete 72 holes to claim the 10 million-dollar FedEx Cup playoff series bonus.
Singh won the first two series events in New Jersey and Massachusetts to virtually assure himself of the title, but he had been hoping to cap that success with another victory.
"When I started off (on Thursday) I was a bit too overwhelmed with the situation I was in," Singh said. "Whatever I did yesterday, people were congratulating me before the tournament even started.
"I want to get congratulated after the tournament, so that kind of plays a weird thing in your mind. I tried to stay focused."
With only six players in the 30-man field under par, the course's new greens have proved daunting daunt
tr.v. daunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin .
"We've played here so many times, and you know which way it's going to break but it doesn't go that way," Singh said.