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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 Golf.com 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
 
Comments

Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2010 3:47 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Where do we start? First, he's 25. So what if he's single? From what it sounds like, he's not ready to settle down, either. At least he's smart enough to realize that, and doesn't rush into a marriage, when he still has the urge to run around. Maybe, seeing what Woods went through set off a "red flag" and will take life at his own pace. Because, the whole Woods scandal and loss of endorsements, wasn't based off of him living it up in Vegas. It was because he tried to portray a clean cut, family man/#1 golfer type image, and got busted when multiple mistresses came out of the wood work after an altercation he had wit his wife. Second, I hope that a tour vertran, like Robert Allenby, had the decency to try and sit down with Kim, and maybe pass along some advice, and didn't just giving a sound bite making a John Daly comparison. That being said, if reports are true, Kim better clean up his act and realize how fortunate he is, before the walls come crashing down.



Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2010 3:35 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

only thing better i would have liked to seen or read is that he had some bad ass Ho's hanging with him and tooting some nose candy off their G strings! Maye askign  brutha on the corner for a blount or 9mm. Now I am thinking he might be Queer if there was no babes hanging with him.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2010 3:26 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

HAHA. What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.

Good work!



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2010 3:25 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Elling is jealous because he couldn't be as good of a golfer as AK nor party that hard.  Keep the bottles poppin', you only live once. This guy just writes crap that should be on TMZ.



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 3:19 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

And who the f--- is this Elling guy and why's he writing an arctile judging Kim?



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 3:17 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

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?



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2010 3:16 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Steve Elling - you are a dork.  Ak is 25....25!!! So he partied hard in Vegas, the nerve of him.  AK just rose a few notches in my book.  He's not married, doesn't have any kids - he's just doing what 99% of single 25 year old male would do if they had his money.  But squeeky-clean Steve Elling wants to continue to judge him for it.



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2010 2:48 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

In other news, Las Vegas has filed suit against CBSsports for violating Nevada Law penal code, Section 1, which plainly reads, What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  When the Nevada Attorney General's office was reached for comment, they released a simple two sentence statement, "How dare you, CBSsports, how dare you.  Have you no shame?" 



Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2010 2:46 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Are you telling me that someone went to Vegas, gambled, got drunk, and made an a@# out of himself.  Wow, I thought that is what vegas is all about.  I think I like AK even better now.  What happened to guy code - you know - what happens in vegas ..........



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 2:43 pm
 

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

This is not a story.
Only poor people can complain aout what this guy is doing.
i personally cant afford to do what he was doing, but if i could I WOULD. so stfu people, who dissagree.

stop hating.



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