Tag Archives: K.T. Kim

Nov
28
2011

Decisions, decisions: Triple crown bid or family time?

I’m afraid I didn’t spend Saturday night watching the Australian PGA, but it certainly sounded like an exciting final round, ending with a three-way playoff. South Korean KT Kim, who basically had his “Hello, world” moment at the Presidents Cup a week earlier, held the 54-hole lead, while American Bubba Watson trailed by just a shot. Both blew it on Sunday.

Meanwhile, three Australians, Greg Chalmers, who won the Australian Open two weeks prior, Robert Allenby, who went 0-5 at Royal Melbourne, and Marcus Fraser, seized the opportunity with a dramatic finish in regulation that led to a ho-hum playoff — at least that’s what I gathered from Peter Stone of the Sydney Morning Herald:

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Nov
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

Tiger: Thanks for believing in me, Freddie (This is seriously adorable).

USA, USA! Well, the Internationals certainly made an admirable effort, rallying early in the singles to create a much more intriguing final day. But they needed nothing short of a miracle to come back and win nine of the 12 matches to clinch the Presidents Cup for only the second time in history — the only time the Americans have lost was when the event was last held at Royal Melbourne in ’98.

I was wrong about Sunday singles being a snooze fest, so thanks to the International players for forcing the Americans to dig deep to retain the Cup. I was indeed on the edge of my seat the entire flight from Orlando to Newark. It’s late, but a few quick notes/observations (which may or may not make sense at this hour):

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Nov
16
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

Eye on the prize

After the Presidents Cup opening ceremony on Wednesday, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem held a press conference with the three South Koreans on the Internationals team: K.J. Choi, K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang sitting beside him. Finchem announced that South Korea will host the Presidents Cup in 2015 at an undetermined venue, marking the first time the event has been held in Asia and highlighting the golf boom in the region.

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