124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

Presidents Cup

Tom Kim can't stop ripping his pants

September 23, 2022

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Tom Kim was marked as a potential breakout candidate at this week’s Presidents Cup. The 20-year-old is taking that to heart … and also to his pants.

Kim, who earned temporary tour status with a third-place finish at the Scottish Open and captured the Wyndham Championship a month later, has been playing to the crowds and punctuating made putts with yells and fist bumps. The man oozes swaggo and seems undisturbed by the moment. Or a fashion emergency. Sorry, emergencies.

During Friday’s warm-up for the fourball session, word spread that Kim had ripped his pants on the driving range. In itself a funny yet relatable occurrence: Should anyone say their khakis weren’t a little tight when wearing dress pants for the first time in two years after wearing nothing but shorts and sweatpants during the pandemic then that person is a stone-cold liar. But what added a layer of awesomeness to Kim’s predicament is that it wasn’t the only time it’s happened this week:

So, clearly, trying to keep movements to a minimum, one would think Kim would try to play it cool once the round commenced. However, that is not how Tom Kim thinks:

Forget LIV Golf. The biggest concern in golf is getting Kim dual citizenship in Europe so he can compete in next year’s Ryder Cup.