This was where he won his first PGA Tour event in 2008, when he was fearless, brash and backed it all up with an exciting brand of golf. He ended that year by demolishing Sergio Garcia in the leadoff singles match at the Ryder Cup, the last time the Americans won.
Kim referred to Quail Hollow as the start of his career. ''Hopefully, I can start a new one here,'' he said. Two days later, he shot 74 and walked straight to his car, dumped his clubs in the trunk and drove away.
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That was 2012, and he hasn't been back.
''Golf is a fond memory of mine,'' Kim said Tuesday, his first interview in three years. ''I've been watching more and more. I miss the competition a little bit. Watching these young guys like Jordan Spieth is bringing me back to watch.'' (Golf Channel)
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