Kim keeps winning for U.S. team

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Say what you want about Anthony Kim, which many have done, including the most recent comments from Australia's Robert Allenby following this past week's Presidents Cup. But I'll tell you one thing, if I'm a captain of a United States team involved in any competition, I want AK on my squad and in the lineup. Why? Simply look at his track record in the three events he's played in representing the American side. The 24-year-old Kim has not been on the losing side in any of those, starting in his amateur days when he helped lead the U.S. to a 12½-11½ win over Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup Match. In 2008 he played a key role as the Americans defeated Europe 16½-11½ in the Ryder Cup and last week, while a bit overshadowed by the performances of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker, he was a factor in the U.S. beating the International squad 19½ to 14½ at the Presidents Cup. And look at his individual record. In those three events he stands at 7-3-2. He was 2-1-1 at both the Walker Cup and Ryder Cup and a solid 3-1 at the Presidents Cup, highlighted by his 5-and-3 spanking of Allenby in Sunday's singles match. I've known Kim since he was an incoming freshman at Oklahoma and I'll admit, there were times when his attitude and some of his actions drove me crazy. But I also know what a fierce competitor he is and how much talent he possesses. Like I said before, if there's a team competition, I want Anthony Kim on my side.

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