Anthony Kim hasn’t been seen on the PGA Tour since he tied for seventh at the Quail Hollow Championship in early May, but that hasn’t stopped him from making some new fans.
Tuesday, after taking three months off to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, AK wrote on his Facebook page that he will return to competition next week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which was reported earlier this week. That same day AK showed up late in the afternoon at the Four Season’s in Dallas.
According to one of the guests on the course, Kim hit some balls and then walked over to the putting green. There he saw a 12-year-old boy working on his game. Out of the blue Anthony approached him, struck up conversation, and challenged the boy to a putting contest. The two chatted and played around for 30 minutes, and before Anthony left, he signed a ball for the boy.
AK’s not only back preparing for competition. He’s back connecting with his fans as well. And there’s no doubt that that 12-year-old boy – if he wasn’t before – is now a fan for life and will certainly be rooting for AK next week when he’s back in action in Akron.