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Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Posted on: October 21, 2010 9:53 am
Edited on: October 21, 2010 10:18 am
He is already famous at age 25, has more money than he can count, lives in a palatial Dallas home with several of his best friends and is conspicuously single.

Anthony Kim lives life like it's an episode of HBO’s Entourage .

That popular show, of course, is fictional. Kim, on the other hand, keeps generating bad pub in real life.

In Las Vegas for the PGA Tour event this week, Kim hit the Strip hard, partying until the late hours, getting a bit too obnoxious and spending a small fortune, according to characterizations in various newspaper and social-media outlets.

Here’s an item from the widely read gossip column of veteran scribe Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review Journal , who has spies all over town that serve up bits of background tid on celebs, politicos and prominent types:

Pro golfer Anthony Kim could use a lesson or two to brush up his gaming table etiquette. His salty language and screaming was so bad that Kim, 25, was asked to tone it down Monday by Bellagio management.

"He is one loose cannon," said a dealer, who said Kim may have set a personal record for F-bombs while playing high-stakes craps over the weekend.

Two years after brilliant Ryder Cup play spurred comparisons to Tiger Woods, Kim is attempting to get his game back on track after thumb surgery in May.Kim and poker superstar Phil Ivey were seated at the same table on Friday, ordering cognac and high-end whiskey.

A DJ at one Vegas hotel Tweeted, "Kim is an animal 115 bottles then to top it off a 25k bottle of Dom, which he showered the dance floor with..."

There's Dom and there's dumb. The guy has a right to live his life, if not generally live it up, but in golf, cavorting in such public fashion usually leads to trouble and lost endorsement revenue. Ask Tiger Woods, a Vegas regular who had the good sense to get a private room.

A year ago at the Presidents Cup, Kim was characterized as the new John Daly by veteran Robert Allenby, and the latter certainly didn't mean it in a flattering way. Kim has huge endorsement deals with Nike, which was raked through the mud on the Woods affair, and the conservative Royal Bank of Canada.

Prompting easy speculation given the timing of his bad Vegas publicity, Kim eventually withdrew from the tour event, which begins today, citing continued issues with his wrist, which has bothered him since he returned to the tour three months ago.

An IMG spokesman told that the withdrawal and Kim's gaming and nightclub jaunts were unrelated.

Kim couldn't be more affable at the golf course and interacts well with his peers, the media and fans, who enjoy the fact that he shows personality and a degree of animation on a circuit generally manned by robot types. But it doesn't take much to sully a reputation, and being painted as a bottle-tipping Daly-in-the-making ought to serve as a red flag for anybody.

Unlike in golf, that's a flag nobody should be aiming at.

Category: Golf
Tags: dom, IMG, kim, las vegas

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 7:54 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

I am caucasion...but I have to say the only reason Vick went to the hole, was because he is black...he was the bad boy in the NFL.  Roethlisberger is one of Godell's "chosen ones".  He can get away with whatever he wants to because the commish will slap him on the hand and say dont do it again.  The NFL is a league with thugs, both black and white.  Just be thankful it's not as bad as the NBA.  Now that is just a JOKE.

Since: Aug 19, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2010 6:51 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Anthony Kim may worship the ground Tiger walks on, but he isn't trying to be the player Tiger is.  One thing, Tiger didn't abuse his body with alcohol like Kim does.  Tiger had one goal in mind, to become a great golfer.  Kim's one goal is party, party and party some more.  Just ask JD how that has worked for him and he wasn't as young as Kim when he started his downfall.  Kim is history, while other young players are taking all the glory that could have been his.  Wake up Anthony Kim.  You can't have it both ways.  Either play golf or end up like Lindsay Lohan.  It is your choice.

Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2010 1:45 am

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Holy Crap, Christina Kim, or Anthony Kim?  Christina - good work with the pics.  Anthony...Psalm Like It Hot.

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2010 9:45 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

I do reply to these stories fairly often and especially to asinine comments like this one.  Anthony Kim worships the ground Tiger walks on.  He learned a lot from Tiger whom is also very gracious with fans and media.  I met Tiger When he was a freshman at Stanford and playing in a college tournament in Hilton Head SC.  He was already a very big deal, and he couldn't have possibly been more gracious, sincere, and humble.  He said and did all the right things.  I was around Tiger at the '97 US Open.  I watched him practice and followed him for two days.  He was super awesome with the fans.  Tiger appreciates and respects his fans and the game - Anthony Kim is just a kid to Tiger Woods - Anthony Kim Better get himself in check before he ends up washed up and broke - 

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2010 6:17 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Maybe he's trying to get an endorsement from Domie P, Western Credit Union or Trojans?  Screw endorsements, the guy has enough money to be his own man and live his own life.  Have fun and don't worry about looking over your shoulder.  And, better than "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" is "What happens in Vegas...never happened"!!

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2010 4:04 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

See Durham, Bull: Million dollar game, five cent head. 

Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2010 4:00 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

 stated: "His money, his life.  He can do whatever the f--- he wants, as long as it's legal.  Who cares?  He blows a bunch of money, so what?  Who says he has to be a role model?"

But that argument is flawed. As we all know, the top players get most of their money from endorsements. All that cash comes with some responsibility. Tiger built his brand and carefully crafted an image, only to lose it when his image took a big hit ... and so did his wallet.

Anthony Kim's image will not bode well for future endorsements.

Sure, He can do whatever he wants ... he can just do it with less money. A lot less money.

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2010 12:54 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Really? Sounds like an article written from shady casino dealers and club waiters.  No youtube clips etc.  proof is not in a hack gossip journalist's pudding.
balanced reporting my foot!

Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2010 6:51 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

First, the line is: "what happens here, stays here".

Second, no problem with AK having fun, but he committed to the event, which then used his name to sell tickets. He is a draw. If he WD'd for reasons other than medical, then I think that is in bad taste.

I wasn't there, so I don't know what happened...also, what happens there, stays there.

Get well AK. The US needs young guns like you to get the cup back.

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 5:03 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

I thought the same thing when I read the part of the article stating he lived with bunch of dudes and in the same breath used the word "conspicuous"

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