Coming into the Greenbrier Classic 26-year-old Anthony Kim didn’t know what to expect. All he was hoping for was that his performance would get better.
In last week’s RBC Canadian Open Kim failed to make the cut and finished with a miserable 81 in the second round. He was obviously frustrated with his performance, but shortly after that he realized he had no reason to get down.
“It was just about having fun and relaxing and enjoying the position I’m in because I’m very fortunate to be playing golf for a living, and sometimes you forget about that,” said Kim.
Kim wasn’t only sitting in the classy interview room in the Greenbrier Tennis Club, but he is sitting atop the leader board at the Greenbrier Classic. Coming into the third round, Kim was at 2-under par, and by the end of Saturday he was 10-under par overall and shot 8-under in the round.
After he finished the round he admitted it was an adjustment with his putter that helped him get a low score, but it may just be the fact he was out there having fun and he wasn’t worried about the rest of the competition. He didn’t even realize he was in first place when he finished his round.
“I was just hitting smart golf shots,” stated Kim. “I was starting to think my way around the course instead of just getting up and hitting the ball.”
“I am just trying to get a little bit better with every round I play,” continued Kim. “It seems to be working right now.”
Right now Kim as a one shot lead over Scott Stallings.
“I got away with some poor swings [today] because of some good lines. Hopefully I can do that tomorrow," Kim said.