ON TODAY'S GOLF MENU, I’d like a well-done Anthony Kim story. But hold the Tiger comparisons, please.
For anyone, say, over 40, do you remember how many “next Jack Nicklaus” stories there were? A bunch. Every time someone won a big tournament, had a good year, or grabbed a major, the ink would fly. Especially if the dude had blond hair. (Think Hal Sutton, for instance.)
There was only one Jack, though.
That’s why I say, “Stop it, y’all.” Yes, Anthony Kim is young, talented and has won twice this year. But that doesn’t mean he has earned a spot in the same sentence with Tiger Woods. Not even close.
Leave Anthony alone. That “next Jack” or “next Tiger” kind of talk has crushed players. Just let him play. If he keeps winning, there will be plenty of time to fit him with a crown.
-The Armchair Golfer