Anthony Kim wins Shell Houston Open in playoff with Vaughn Taylor

mulligan, 04 April 2010, Comments Off on Anthony Kim wins Shell Houston Open in playoff with Vaughn Taylor
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Anthony Kim was winning by 2 strokes when he bailed out his 3 wood into the bunker on the final hole, in order to avoid the water on the left. He smiled seeing his ball land safely in the sand, no doubt thinking bogey would be good enough to win. Meanwhile, Vaughn Taylor was on the 18th green and rolled in a beautiful birdie putt to pull within 1 stroke of Kim.

Kim started to feel a little bit of pressure and then had to hit a long iron out of the fairway bunker. The shot went right, into the greenside bunker. Kim then exploded a long bunker shot that ended up about 5 or 6 or so feet past the hole. AK, looked pretty confident standing over the putt, and kind of rushed things, powering his putt a good foot or two past the hole. Ouch.

Meanwhile, Vaughn Taylor’s wife or significant other smiled, mouth open, in delight at Anthony Kim’s miss, which ensured that Vaughn would be in a playoff at worst. Kudos to NBC for showing that shot of Vaughn’s wife twice!! AK almost yipped his short comeback–but it slid in the side door. Whew!

The playoff went back to the difficult 18th hole. AK teed off and finally found the fairway. Vaughn went into the bunker. That was basically the tournament, as Vaughn would end up bogeying the hole, while AK parred it.

Next up: Augusta!


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