I just hope there's a nice pictorial spread of this, from a "Golfweek staff" report about Kim's week in San Francisco, capped off by a drumming of Robert Allenby (who clearly was too chummy with Kim's teammates):
Maybe we should all take the theory of Anthony Kim,” Allenby said. “Get home at 4 o’clock (in the morning) and then go shoot 6 under.”
Asked if his comments were on the record, Allenby said, “I don’t care. Ask his playing partners. Ask his team. He is the loosest cannon in that team.”
Allenby went on to call the 24-year-old Kim golf’s “current John Daly.”
And who said there's no hostility between the Presidents Cup teams?
Said Kim, “He said that today? Wow. That’s pretty surprising. . . . I hope that was a joke.”
Told it was not, Kim added, “I’m actually pretty surprised that he said that. I was in tip-top shape coming into today. When you get sat out in a match (as Kim did Saturday morning in foursomes), you’re out there to prove a point.”
Kim also called untrue a report that he’d been asked to leave a U.S. team function earlier in the week, saying he had left the team room and returned to his own room because he was sweating and did not feel well. But a U.S. player who asked not to be identified told Golfweek that U.S. captain Fred Couples told Kim in the team room one evening to either be more presentable or go back to his room.
What did he do, show up naked? Was he cross-dressing? Wearing t-shirt that read, "I voted for Barack Obama?" What?
Team members also said Couples at one point sent two members to Kim’s room to ask him to come join the others in the team room.
Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in.
“Somebody went up to the room and got him, and he came down and had a blast,” Couples said. “He’s so much younger (24) than everybody else. He certainly doesn’t want to hang around with Kenny Perry and me.
“I just told him, ‘You know, it’s just the team room. Come on and eat and go home.’ I don’t expect him to sit and talk to the wives. . . . He was good. It took a day. That’s all it took. We picked on him a little bit and then I decided with Michael (Jordan, an assistant captain). Michael said, ‘Just let him go, and he’ll come back to you.’ ”
Just your every day, run of the mill team event!