Thursday, December 04, 2008

Anthony Kim could be taking a well-deserved break from the game after his winning twice on Tour this year and becoming a breakout star in the Ryder Cup. Instead, he’s walking PGA West’s Stadium Course with his friend Seung 'Su Han, who is trying to get through Q-School this week.
AK told Helen Ross of that he knows from experience how tough Q-School is, and he wanted to be there for his friend Han, who struggled his way to a 73 on Wednesday. Kim, who is 23, and Han met about six years ago when both were talented juniors. "He used to beat me all the time," Kim said with a smile. Han perked up later when he heard that, smiling and saying, "I can still beat him -- not today, though."Kim, who won the Wachovia Championship and AT&T National earlier this year, has a home nearby and remembered how much he appreciated friends showing up when he earned his TOUR card at PGA West two years ago. So he decided to do the same for Han."When I played here, I had some support, and I know that helped very much because I was a younger player just getting started," Kim said. "I'd like to see him do well. He's a really good kid, and hopefully he can get through." Nice to see someone who gets to the top and doesn’t forget his friends. Wish it happened more often.

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