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SPOTTED: Anthony Kim “recent” swing sighting?

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Anthony Kim, once one of the best golfers in the world, hasn’t played in a PGA Tour event since 2012. Today, he’s only 33 years old, but he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place with an apparent insurance situation. Essentially, if he plays, he allegedly loses a bunch of money. Here’s more on those details.

On the Tuesday of 2018 Ryder Cup week, Instagram user and golf teacher @jamesridyard posted a video of Anthony Kim. The original video description said it was a recent video, but the description has since been updated saying “not my video.” Geez, even the Instagram descriptions about Anthony Kim are mysterious.

When is this video from exactly? We’re working on figuring that out right now. We’ve even tried identifying the model of his shoes to see when they released, but no luck yet. They look like Nike Roshe’s but with Air Force soles? Either way, the video is certainly from post-2012, that we know for sure.

Update: @jamesridyard says the video is “at least two years old” in a recent update of his video description. This news broke the golf internet’s collective heart, but we have to remember, seeing Anthony Kim’s swing from 2 years ago is better than nothing at all.

Check out the post below for yourself…

 

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#AK ???? (pt 2) #soundup . . . Not my ????

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What do you think of Anthony Kim’s “recent” move?

Note: We will update this story when we confirm exactly when this video is from.

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  1. Liberty Applew

    Oct 12, 2018 at 10:45 am

    This is `trending’. And has been for two weeks now.

  2. Mark O

    Oct 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I saw AK hit balls last night at Woodley lakes range in LA. Watched him chip, putt and hit a large grinding on some moves. Wider stance, didn’t move off the ball as much and was hitting f’ing lasers. I went up to him and complimented his swing, said you look a lot like Anthony Kim. His reply was trying to be somebody. I took a video from behind of him smashing driver…

  3. MW

    Oct 6, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Fake news! C’mon Golfwrx. Don’t become like all of the other media outlets that fill spaces with made up stories. Is that what they teach in journalism school now?

  4. Shua

    Sep 26, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    How you gonna name yourself after a gun (AK)… and have a man bun??? (the lines are not original)

    • James

      Sep 27, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      He didn’t name himself, genius. I get what you’re going for but it doesn’t work at all in this case. Machine Gun Kelly actually gave himself that name, Anthony Kim did not.

  5. HKO

    Sep 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    would love to see him play on the tour again, of course.
    but that decision is his, not ours. leave him alone.

  6. T-Boner

    Sep 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Swings like that are a dime a dozen on the PGA Tour. That man-bun, however, is lit.

  7. JP

    Sep 26, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Wouldn’t he have made way more staying on tour?

    Maybe he really was injured pretty seriously?

    • smiths

      Oct 14, 2018 at 10:53 am

      It looks like a beautiful and peaceful place, would be nice to go play golf or just sit and relax for while in a good weather. Places like these should be promoted more.

    • J

      Oct 27, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      With all the surgeries he needed and how much he toke out for insuring himself. He is making millions just sitting around. If he comes back , he loses all the insurance money and might not have the same level of success he had originally. It is a huge risk for him he has said before and I don’t think he is 100% sure he can make it out there anymore.

  8. Tom

    Sep 26, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    If you can swing all out as evidenced in this video, wouldn’t claiming insurance money for “not being able to play” be insurance fraud?

  9. Kevin

    Sep 26, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Why not just have a sponsor step up and pay whatever he owes, to stage an epic comeback??

    • Ty Webb

      Sep 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Because apparently it is like 10mm. You want to volunteer?

  10. Tom

    Sep 26, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Didn’t he hurt himself after wearing all those oversized and gaudy “AK” belt buckles?

  11. CrashTestDummy

    Sep 26, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Anthony Kim sightings are more rare than Big Foot or Loch Ness Monster sightings. If he came back to the tour, it would be the 2nd biggest media frenzy of a comeback on the PGA tour next to Tiger.

  12. Roger F.

    Sep 25, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I hope he ended his friendship with whoever told him to file an insurance claim.

  13. Al

    Sep 25, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Shoes could be Air force 1 Flyknit? I believe they were released 2017.

  14. Ev

    Sep 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    A mountain of talent gone away. This man had the talent to dominate the tour.

    • Jack Nash

      Sep 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Agree, but maybe not dominate but definitely top 10 material. Strange situation in deed.

  15. Ash

    Sep 25, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    The man bun went out at least 2 years ago. No chance that’s recent.

  16. Ka

    Sep 25, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Yup that is an old video. He doesn’t look like that any more.

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Exploring Ireland: Where to golf, drink and stay on the Emerald Isle. Pt. 3. Spanish Point Golf Club, Clare

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In these series of articles, I will be taking you around the Emerald Isle providing you with great golf courses to visit in some of the loveliest spots in Ireland. I’ll also be highlighting the best and most authentic Irish bars in these spots, as well as places to stay, eat and how to get there. Whether you’re taking a golfing holiday to Ireland in 2019 or are interested in doing so sometime in the future, I’ll make sure to let you in on the best places to spend your time.

In Part Two of our Exploring Ireland Series, we focused on the north-west of the island, taking the trip to County Donegal and showcasing the Old Tom Morris Links. Now it’s time for Part Three, and we’re staying along the “Wild Atlantic Way,” and heading down along the coast and into County Clare.

Clare is easily one of the top destinations in Ireland. The county is home to some of the best scenery in the country, with one particular natural wonder drawing well over a million visitors each year. Along with its incredible sights, the county is of course home to some of the top golf courses on the island and is a contender for the best destination in Ireland for traditional music, with a multitude of bars hosting live music sessions each night of the week.

Spanish Point Golf Club, Clare

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While Trump Doonbeg and the host of next year’s Irish Open, Lahinch Golf Club, often grab all of the headlines for courses in Clare, they aren’t the only options. Diverting away from those well-known spots, my recommendation for a day out on the links in this area is at Spanish Point Golf Club.

Spanish Point is a real hidden gem out west. The track is a nine-hole course that took the title this year for “Best 9 Hole Course in Munster.” The course opened in 1896, and sits right on top of the Spanish Point beach, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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The course itself plays for 18 holes as a par 68 and stretches over 5,000 yards. The course is mostly flat and exposed to the elements, and being right on top of the Atlantic Ocean, there’s an extremely high chance that should you tee it up here then every single facet of your game is going to get tested. Don’t be surprised that if the wind howls you find nine holes more than enough!

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The star of Spanish Point is its greens. Wonderfully maintained, vast, and protected by deep classic links-style bunkers, these greens are a joy to putt on. So if you’re not rolling the ball well, it’s more than likely all on you!

Regardless of how you’re playing though, the greens of Spanish Point are a perfect viewing point to take in the breathtaking views on offer.

Eighteen holes around Spanish Point will set you back just over $20 during the week, and a little over $25 on the weekend. Which, in my opinion, is an absolute steal.

Food & Drink – Gus O’Connor’s Pub, Doolin

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Just like it was difficult to choose only one golf course to showcase in Clare, separating the pubs is not an easy task either. A 30-minute drive from Spanish Point may sound a little inconvenient, but when you get to the small village of Doolin, then you will be thankful that you took the time to get to this little haven.

A small village just north of Spanish Point, Doolin boasts three of the best bars in the county, a “triple-crown” of bars if you will. McGann’s and McDermott’s are definitely worth a visit, but Gus O’Connor’s is an absolute must to while away an evening out west.

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Open since 1832, Gus O’Connor’s will provide you with an incredibly atmospheric evening. The bar looks tiny from the outside, but there is plenty of room inside. One word of warning, however, is that should you wish to spend a night out here then arrive early, as it fills up fast.

Live music is Doolin’s game, and at Gus O’Connor’s you will find it every night of the week. Sessions begin at 9 pm each evening and go on until late. Some of the best musicians in Ireland play here, and you can expect to hear the great sounds of fiddles, flutes, violins, guitars and bodhrans playing throughout the night.

A few years ago, locals at Gus O’Connor’s were even lucky enough to hear actor John C. Reilly belt out Ireland’s greatest drinking song “The Wild Rover.”

Gus O’Connor’s also serves up a full menu of typical Irish traditional food. Here you will have the perfect opportunity to sample the Irish Classic, Beef and Guinness Stew, which of course needs to be washed down with a pint of the black stuff. Another option worth considering is the Doolin mussels steamed in white wine.

Where To Stay

If you wish to stay in Doolin, then you’ll have plenty of great little hotels and lodges to choose from, with the price of a double room usually ranging from $65-$100 a night. My recommendation is the Doolin View B&B, which is within walking distance of all the bars. For around $85 you’ll get a lovely double room, with a full Irish breakfast included for the next morning to keep you going for the day.

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A 15-minute drive from the village of Doolin will take you to that natural wonder I referenced earlier. The Cliffs of Moher are arguably the finest attraction on the entire island. The sea cliffs run for 14 kilometres, and at their highest point, they rise 702 feet above the Atlantic ocean. As impressive as the cliffs are in photographs, to experience them in person is a special event and something that you simply must take the time to do if you’re in Clare.

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Another great option if you’re in this area is to take the ferry for a day trip to the Aran Islands. Home to 1,200 people whose primary language is Irish. Don’t worry though; they also speak English. The Bronze and Iron Age forts are there to be explored on the island, and the best way to do so is by hiring a bicycle, as the speed limit for cars is 31mph on all roads on the island.

How To Get There

The area is a three-hour drive from Dublin, but just one hour away from Doolin is one of Ireland’s three international airports, Shannon, which provides you with a great location to explore the west coast.

 

 

 

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Tweets of the Week: Rose’s near miss, Rickie’s birthday, a celebration fail, and more

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Poom Saksansin claimed the Indonesian Masters, David Lipsky triumphed in South Africa, while Davis Love III and his son won the PNC Father-Son Challenge. But those weren’t the only talking points over the last week in the golfing world. Here’s a look at some things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere.

Rose’s Meltdown

Justin Rose threw away the opportunity to end 2018 as the World Number One on Sunday in Indonesia. The Englishman needed to finish just one stroke better off than he did, and I think it’s fair to say that Rose left the odd shot out there in his final round…

…leaving Brooks Koepka as the year-end World Number One. Another goal accomplished for the American who earlier in the week displayed his astonishment at being excluded from ESPN’s list of 20 most dominant athletes for 2018.

Rickie’s Birthday

Rickie Fowler celebrated his birthday alongside his fiancee Alisson Stokke, and friends Justin Thomas and Michelle Wie. The American turned 30 last week, making us all feel that little bit older.

Epic Celebration Fail

The PNC Father-Son Challenge provided one of the worst golf celebrations that you’re ever likely to see.

Greg Norman’s Son Has Swag

From cringe to cool, Greg Norman’s son showed some serious swagger at the PNC Father-Son Challenge, picking up his team’s coin before his ball had even reached the cup.

Long John Jr.

Speaking of cool, how about John Daly Jr. bombing drives on the range at the Father-Son event?

Jack’s Still Got It

Think the Golden Bear has lost his touch on the greens? Think again.

Bang…

…Bang.

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Nicklaus: Tiger’s swing is better now than ever

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Jack Nicklaus is teeing it with his grandson, G.T., at the PNC Father/Son Challenge. As has been the case since, well, at least 1997, the Golden Bear was asked about the man closest to his record of 18 major championships.

Beyond weighing in on Woods’ win at the Tour Championship or whether he thinks Tiger has a shot at 18 majors, Nicklaus offered his perspective on Woods post-spinal fusion swing, and he likes what he sees…a lot.

“I think his swing is much better now than it ever was. The reason for that is Tiger was very much up and down with his head and I think that put a lot of pressure on his back.

“The fusion that he had, obviously was something he didn’t want but it was something he needed. … I didn’t think he would ever play golf as well as he’s playing.

“I never dreamed that he would play quite as well as he has and that the operation actually leveled out his head and leveled out his swing.”

High praise, indeed! What do you think about the 18-time major winner’s remarks, GolfWRX members?

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