Through the opening spherical of the FedEx St. Jude Championship, viewers might have observed Tom Kim’s white pants and the way he pulled them as much as his calves.
“I didn’t need to get myself soiled,” Kim stated when requested about his pants. “Simply don’t prefer it. I’ve had a very dangerous week as soon as this yr, so simply attempting to avoid it actually.”
Inclement climate saturated TPC Southwind Thursday morning, delaying tee occasions and softening the golf course.
Because of the moist circumstances, the PGA Tour allowed gamers to play raise, clear, and place for the opening spherical.
Thus, he took it upon himself to roll up his pants and keep away from the moist mud Thursday, not like Tom Kim’s incident on the PGA Championship in Might.
Whereas enjoying the troublesome sixth gap at Oak Hill, Kim slipped and fell into Allen’s Creek throughout the opening spherical of the PGA Championship.
He had mud and water throughout himself, as he wanted to alter his garments on the course so he may end his spherical.
“Lots of people appeared to have quite a lot of laughs about it, however I simply thought it was fairly handy,” Kim stated of his pants on Thursday. “I selected the unsuitable coloration for the day, however my caddie Joe really stated he doesn’t actually care what I do so long as I make birdies and eagles, so it form of labored.”
Kim made loads of birdies Thursday, making seven whole. He held a share of the lead with Jordan Spieth late within the day, however a bogey on the par-4 seventh set him again to 6-under for the championship.
His 6-under 64 Thursday put him in solo second place. He appears to be like to proceed up the leaderboard Friday, regardless of having a nagging ankle damage that has plagued him for months.
“Clearly [the wet conditions] doesn’t assist [the ankle] as a result of there’s quite a lot of — it’s a must to use quite a lot of your muscle tissue round your legs to have the ability to push by, and it’s simply form of not what I would like, to be sincere,” Kim admitted afterward.
“I would really like to have the ability to stroll on flat and dry areas; simply take the stress off my ankle.”