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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: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2010 12:08 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

I am just glad to hear that this guy is enjoying himself.  He is 25, single, no kids, and has a ton of money.  He has every right to live the high life if he so chooses.  I in fact, think more highly of him after this article.  You people, or this tool bag of a writer, have no right to judge someone else. 

Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2010 12:06 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

The funny thing about this story is that I got to meet Anthony Kim at this years Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, and he was by far the nicest pro there.

The kid is single and 25, let him live it up, he's hurting nobody but himself, and maybe his sponsors, but if they feel slighted they have a million ways to get out of paying people.

It's not like he's a stalker on CBS or anything.

Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 12:02 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Anthony Kim isn't the first guy to throw around F-bombs and toss money away while gambling. Nor is he the first to let it loose in Vegas. Jeez, Elling. Quit the moralizing and let the guy have a good time. Kim is young, single and rich. Golf could use more loose cannons like him.

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2010 12:00 pm

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

LIGHTEN UP ELLING!  What were you doing when you were 25?  As you mentioned, he goes above and beyond to uphold a positive image when he is on the course and with fans.  Let him have some fun in Vegas.  It is nice to see someone acting like themselves, having a great time and not hurting anyone else in the process.  

Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:45 am

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Anthony Kim is a great golfer and a nice guy.  For his sake, I hope he learns to tone it down and keep his nose clean.  Drugs will get the best of you before you know it.

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:44 am

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Keep in mind Elling is an idiot. Don't forget that and you can get through these "articles" of his. He has had a rough time of late with all the Tiger stuff calming down. He doesn't know what to do. Just remember Ellings is an idiot.

Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:37 am

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

I must of missed the Entourage episde where Vince sexually assults the girl in the bathroom and gets away with it with a four week suspension off the set of his latest film.

Roethlisberger is better compared with Vick except Vick actually had to pay for his crimes and even now is still a villian noy worthy of playing in the same league as the rapist in Pittsburgh who's welcomed back with open arms.

Sad world where assulting young women is considered less of a crime then killing a dog. At the very least, they should be even?

Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:33 am

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

I never reply to these stories, but feel I must on this one.  After attending an PGA event this year, I can say without a doubt Anthony Kim is by far the nicest and most generous golfer on the tour.  He treats his fans with respect and will always stop to take pictures and sign autographs.  He certainly has not let his celebrity get to him.  I feel this is an unfair slam by Elling and if he took time to follow him around the golf course he would change his opinion.  Tiger Woods could definitely learn from Kim on how to show respect to his fans...

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:33 am

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

Where did you somehow get gay out of this story. NOWHERE does it say or suggest. Where did you learn to read? Your obviously trying to get the rumor mill churning. Stop reading in something that is not in the article. This is how rumors get started.

Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:16 am

Dom and dumber as Kim tours Vegas

for are making the gay connection yourself....perhaps reading too much into living with his friends.....I think many many people live with their friends after college and stuff so I don't know where you are pulling the homosexual theme from....anyway....25 or not there is no excuse for this type of idiocy.....just cause you have money doesn't mean you shouldn't have an appreciation for it....if he has a legit gambling problem that's one thing.....but pissing away a hundred grand ( guessing ) is pretty obnoxious....and I like Kim so hopefully he grows up

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