Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Anthony Kim at the Travelers Championship

I'll be posting from this week's PGA Tour stop the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. where I've mowed grass for superintendent Tom DeGrandi.

Anthony Kim was in the press room today at 12:20 p.m. for his 11 a.m. press conference. He shot three-over par with three 71s and a 70 in the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black making 11 birdies, 12 bogies and a double along the way.

Asked about the rainy conditions at Bethpage Black, Kim replied, "I think when you're younger, you grow up playing and you don't use an umbrella, and you just go and chip and putt and try to get the ball in the hole as fast as you can."

"It's called the U.S. Open. If you're an amateur, if you're just a local guy that tried to qualify and got lucky enough to make it, you had the same opportunities as everybody else. You know how to play in the rain. It's obviously a huge test of patience."

Kim played nine holes Monday afternoon and will play nine more today. "It's in tremendous shape," he said of the conditions. "It seems like this course is made for somebody that can strategically play this golf course. And if that's the case, I feel like I'm in good shape."

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