SAN FRANCISCO – Robert Allenby was astounded by Anthony Kim’s performance in defeating him so easily Sunday in their Presidents Cup singles match.
Allenby said he believed Kim managed to rout him 5 and 3 Sunday despite spending nearly the entire night out before their 9:43 a.m. PT tee time. Kim refuted the comments.
“Maybe I should have the attitude of Anthony Kim, get home at 4 a.m. and go play,” Allenby said. “Friends of mine were out and watched him come in sideways.”
Allenby called Kim the “current John Daly.”
Approached in the Harding Park Golf Course parking lot after the news conference, Kim denied Allenby’s claim that he was out nearly all night.
“Absolutely false,” Kim said. “I was at the hotel and had dinner with the team, met my buddies for about 20 minutes and went straight to my room.”
Kim wasn’t pleased when told what Allenby said.
“I hope that was a joke,” Kim said. “I’m actually pretty surprised he said that. I was in tip top shape.'