Kim makes appearance at charity golf tournament

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While he may not be any closer to re-joining the PGA Tour, at least Anthony Kim is back on a golf course.

Kim has made few public appearances since he abruptly left the professional ranks four years ago, but he was featured as one of the "celebrity participants" at a charity golf tournament Monday in Plano, Texas, hosted by former pro basketball player Nancy Lieberman:

Kim, now 31, has not played on Tour since the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship, citing recovery from multiple injuries. He stated last year in an interview with the Associated Press that golf is "a fond memory of mine," lending credence to the theory that Kim has already struck the last shot of a professional career that included three wins from 2008-2010.

Kim's appearance is a timely reminder of just how well he once played, considering that Davis Love III will soon make his fourth and final captain's selection for the Ryder Cup. Kim went 2-1-1 as a rookie at the 2008 matches, notably defeating Sergio Garcia in singles, 5 and 4, en route to the only American victory in the biennial matches since 1999.