Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Anthony Kim plays the wildcard in Las Vegas

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It seems that pro golfer Anthony Kim has been making a nuisance of himself down in Las Vegas, according to the city’s Bellagio Casino and needs to learn some manners. Kim was in the desert city this week to take part in Justin Timberlake’s golf tournament and apparently made quite an impression, albeit a negative one on some of the staff at the popular Vegas casino.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Kim has now promised to behave and cut down on the partying after management at the Bellagio confronted him about his unruly and loud behaviour. However, it doesn’t mean he’s going to turn into a choir boy overnight.

It was reported that the 25-year-old golfer’s screaming and language was so bad that it would have made a longshoreman blush. It got so bad that casino management finally had enough of it and asked him to keep both the noise and the language down.

One of the Bellagio’s dealers, who wasn’t impressed with the uncouth golfer, said Kim’s nothing more than a loose cannon and he may have set a world record for using the F word while he was involved in a high-stakes game of real money craps during the weekend.

It seems that Kim was hanging around with and sitting at the same table as poker star Phil Ivey on Friday and were getting liquored up by ordering several drinks, including top-notch whisky and cognacs.

However, this could just be a case of somebody making a mountain out of a molehill as is often the case when these types of reports come in. Las Vegas dealers must be used to some pretty colourful language by now and it’s a bit hard to believe that Phil Ivey would let his reputation in Vegas be tarnished in any way as that’s basically where he makes his bread and butter. Ivey can’t risk any bad publicity in Las Vegas because of it.

Either way, they say all publicity is good publicity even though the PGA may not be too thrilled about it and the fact Kim can’t hold his liquor. But looking on the bright side, Anthony Kim and the PGA Tour should be happy that somebody actually knew who he was and recognized him. Kim had surgery on his thumb in May and is trying to get back in the swing of things at Timberlake’s charity event.

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