The Loop

AK Is "One Funny Dude", Says Phil

September 26, 2008

ATLANTA -- At the Ryder Cup, when he was asked what he had learned about Anthony Kim, Phil Mickelson replied, "He's one funny dude."

That sense of humor was on display Thursday at East Lake CC, along with Kim's very impressive game, when he took a four-shot opening-round lead with a six-under par 64.

Asked about his ability to go low on a hard golf course when no one else seemed able to hang onto a score, Kim said, "I didn't really know what score was out there. And, obviously, it took me a couple days to get over that celebration that we had on Sunday night, so I wasn't expecting too much."

What's so hard about a 23-year-old recovering from a night of celebrating?

"Well, I did a lot of reading that night, so my eyes were tired," Kim deadpanned.

And what did he read?

"I don't know," he said. "I forgot."

And what did Captain Paul Azinger say to him at the celebration?

"Well, there was so much reading going on, I don't know."

-- Jim Moriarty