DORAL, Fla. – He tees off 11 strokes adrift of the main event on Sunday at Doral, but that didn’t stop a rejuvenated Anthony Kim from putting in a little extra time following his third-round 71.
“Meet you on the putting green,” Kim told his caddie after signing a few autographs late Saturday.
Introducing AK 2.0, or maybe it’s AK 3.0, but who is counting? Either way, the 2010 version is focused and working harder than he ever has. The new drive, according to swing coach Adam Schriber, started just after he returned from the Kiwi Challenge in New Zealand last year, which he won.
“He got back from the Kiwi event and was like, ‘I want to keep improving,’” Schriber said.
It also helps that Kim is as close to healthy as he’s been since turning pro, but the biggest difference has been a newfound motivation.
“It’s like that little 15-old-kid who would be shaking me at 5 a.m., ‘Let’s get to work,’” Schriber said. “This is the most motivated I’ve ever seen him.”