Kims cross-country upgrade


NORTON, Mass. – Anthony Kim may be mired in a stalled comeback from thumb surgery and scrambling to maintain Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin’s attention for a wild-card pick but he still had no problem giving his swing coach the weekend off last week at The Barclays and then some.

Adam Schriber, Kim’s longtime instructor, didn’t plan on attending last week’s U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay outside Tacoma, Wash., despite the fact that David Chung, another Schriber student, made it to the 36-hole final match. The last-minute ticket was too expensive and with the Ryder Cup looming he felt Kim needed him.

But Kim would have no part of it.

“(Kim) said, ‘Man, if it was me I’d want you there,’” Schriber said.

So Kim picked up the cost of the ticket and gave him the weekend off. Although Chung lost to Peter Uihlein, it was worth the trip for Schriber.

“It was awesome,” he smiled.