Kim Roars to 4-shot Lead

22-year-old shoots a 66 to climb atop Wachovia leaderboard
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 3, 2008 7:41 PM CDT
Heath Slocum watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Wachovia Championship golf tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, May 3, 2008.    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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(Newser) – Quail Hollow Club's tree-lined, old-style setup has produced an impressive list of winners, ranging from Vijay Singh to Jim Furyk to last year's champion, Tiger Woods. With Woods unable to defend his Wachovia Championship title following knee surgery, Anthony Kim moved a step away from joining that elite group, a month shy of his 23rd birthday.

The steady, focused, and less flamboyant Kim shot a 6-under 66 today to take a four-shot lead over Jason Bohn and Heath Slocum after the third round. While Kim still sports the signature shiny belt buckle with his initials, the big hitter's recent focus on his game left him at 13 under and as close as ever to his first PGA Tour win.