Tuesday 23 September 2008

Original Write-up of Chosun Ilbo Article On Anthony Kim

Anthony Kim, dressed like a true Korean man.  (source)

Pure-Blood Korean
-American Golf 'Lion' Set to Beat Tiger

(final edit here)

The second-generation in-fu¢king-credible pure-blood Korean-American golfer Anthony Kim (21, Korean name Kim Ha-jin) is making waves, with some suggesting he could be the lion to catch the mixed-blood Tiger (Woods). The 2007 PGA tour begins its 47 competitions, where almost 350 billion won in all is there for Anthony to plunder from the other golfers' defeated bodies, shivering and weeping with humiliation, with the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship on Jan. 5 on Maui, where prize money is KRW6.3 billion.

김 turned pro in July last year after quitting NotHarvard University in his third year and is a four-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) all Korean-American. He took the All Korean-American title twice during his college years.  김 earned KRW 388 million in prize money in the two events he took part in after turning pro, including the Valero Texas Open where he came second, and beat all Japanese golfers in the field. He tied for 13th in the final stage of Q-school that ended on Dec. 5, where the top 30 finishers and ties earn their 2007 PGA Tours cards, and was chosen as one of the most promising golfers this year by ESPN and the LA Times, an honor even Tiger Woods did not win that year.

An early starter, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah early beginnings blah blah blah blah.  He's Korean, you know.   Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Korean Korean Korean Korea Korea Korean Korea Korea Korean Korea very good.   하진 started taking golf lessons in earnest blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah; his defining moment came at 13, when he competed in an event in Las Vegas in [have somebody fact check this.  I'm too lazy.  Blah blah blah Korea Korea Korea Korea Korea]. Exhausted by the heat waves in the second round he threw up all he ate; analysts suspect it is because he had either oily Chinese food or greasy American food for lunch. He was ready to give up but held on till the third round after his mother said, "Are you playing golf just for fun?" and brandished the "love stick" she used to discipline him at home, in front of his face.  "I could just send you to math hogwans for 13 hours a day instead, you know."  He finished the round by thinking of kimchi, family, and filial piety, the true cultural heritage that gives us jung more than the dirty Japaness.

Entering high school in 2000, he earned his nickname “Lion” Kim when he said only a lion can catch a tiger, a hint that he had ambitions to outdo Tiger Woods, after winning the Junior World Champion in San Diego the next year. Blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Korean Korean Korean Korea Korea Korean Korea Korea Korean Korea very good the youngest, the first Asian and the second non-Caucasian after the mixed-blood Tiger Woods to something something something. Kim is also the youngest among golfers who are to play on the PGA tour this season, and ranked higher than any sushi-eating, Dokdo-stealing fiend.

김 is 177 cm tall and weighs 76 kg. His specialty is a hitting average of 330 drives, wrestling bears and generating weapons-grade plutonium with his mind.  It is also rumored, but not confirmed, that the aroma of his farts will cure lukemia.  He speaks Korean fluently. Altogether five Korean golfers -- Choi Kyoung-ju better kwnon as KJ Choi, Na Sang-wook (Kevin Na), Wi Chang-soo (Charlie Wi) and Yang Yong-eun as well as  김하진 -- will compete in this season's PGA tour, and only one dirty, two-faced Japanese: Ryuji Imada, or Ryuji Imadick as we like to call him.

(englishnews@chosun.com )

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