Anthony Kim Shines at the second round of Shell Houston Open
The second round of the PGA Shell Houston Open at the famous Redstone golf was an interesting one as it brought out the best in many players.
Though Chris Kirk was leading at nine under, it was Anthony Kim who stole the show. Kim posted an amazing ten under par at the famous Redstone golf to stand just one shot behind the leader at eight under par over all. Along with Anthony Kim, the Irishman
Padraig Harrington also got to show what he’s got.
Kim, who is also the defending champion, finished his second round with just 22 putts. Even Kirk chuckled about his closest competition saying that Kim likes Redstone. Making spectacular birdie putts of 20 feet or more, Anthony Kim carded birdies on the
15th and 18th hole.
Last year, Kim claimed the Shell Houston Open title by defeating Vaughn Taylor in a playoff. When playing in 2010, Kim was actually ranked last in field. Avoiding fairways and going around the greens, Anthony was victorious on this same exact course. Just
like 12 months ago, Kim also missed eight out of the fourteen fairways on Friday but still found his way to the flags. Following the victory at Shell Houston Open, Kim tied for third place at the Masters. Just a month later, the California native had to withdraw
from the Players championship due to pain in his thumb. The player had to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. After recovering from the surgery, Anthony played in six more tournaments. Earlier this year, Kim tied for sixth place at
the Farmer Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Kirk and Kim actually faced off while both of them were in college. Kirk was a University of Georgia standout whereas Kim was an All-American at Oklahoma. Five years ago it was Kim who won by eight strokes.
With just a thin margin between the two, the remaining two rounds of the Shell Houston Open will surely be interesting to watch.