LIV Golf chief Greg Norman issues emotional message in hint over Anthony Kim comeback

Anthony Kim, a former star of the PGA Tour, has been linked to a move to LIV Golf for some time now, and it appears that the sport’s forgotten man will make a comeback this week in Saudi Arabia.

Greg Norman, the CEO of LIV Golf, seemed to announce Anthony Kim’s signing on social media on Monday. The former star of the PGA Tour will be playing at LIV Jeddah later this week.

After an injury kept her out of the game for twelve years, Kim has been associated for some time with a move to the LIV setup. The American is now scheduled to make his eagerly anticipated return, and he has chosen to do so on the breakaway circuit with Norman and company.

A promotional video for the Saudi-based event was shared by Norman and LIV’s official social media channels. It featured the silhouette of a golfer who seems to be golf’s forgotten man, Kim.

The CEO of the league posted on X, formerly Twitter, virtually confirming Kim’s signing: “He oozes incredible talent.” It has been witnessed by the world before, and it is an honor for me as Commissioner of LIV Golf to provide this star with a second chance at life. Greetings from the LIV Golf family and welcome back. You have been missed in the golf world.”

The most recent development in the chaos that is LIV Golf is Kim’s return. After winning three times on the PGA Tour in two years, the former Ryder Cup player made a name for himself in the late 2000s as one of golf’s most promising young players. After his rapid ascent, he was compared to the legendary Tiger Woods, but things soon shifted.

Kim had a challenging season in 2012 due to a series of injury setbacks, and following three withdrawals that culminated at the Wells Fargo Championship, the former world No. 6 disappeared from the PGA Tour. At the beginning of this year, there were rumors of a return after 12 years, and LIV announced that two wildcard spots would be added to their events in 2024.

Hudson Swafford, another former member of the PGA Tour, has been given one and will use it as a wildcard in every LIV competition this season. Englishman Laurie Canter will be the one to benefit from the extra spot at the first two events in Mexico and Las Vegas. The other is scheduled to be rotated.

Kim is expected to receive position 54 on Friday’s first round trip to Jeddah, as all eyes will be on the 38-year-old. Kim had discussed the possibility of returning action with the PGA Tour and LIV, according to a report from last month.

One obstacle in his path was an insurance policy he had taken out because of his horrific injury history, which would be revoked if he decided to compete again. Kim, who will compete later this week for a piece of the £20 million ($20 million) up for grabs in the Middle East, does not appear to be concerned about this, though.

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