Anthony Kim Takes Wachovia

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 12:43 AM CDT
Anthony Kim raises the trophy after winning the Wachovia Championship golf tournament in Charlotte, N.C. yesterday.   (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
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(Newser) – Knee surgery prevented Tiger Woods from attempting to defend his Wachovia Championship title. Anthony Kim didn't disappoint fans at Quail Hollow Club looking for Tiger-like brilliance. In a near flawless performance yesterday, the 22-year-old Kim became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in six years. The former NCAA freshman of the year at Oklahoma won't turn 23 until next month.

Kim dominated a star-studded field by finishing with a 16-under 272 total, three shots better than the previous tournament record held by Woods. "I'm a little bit numb right now, but that walk up 18 was the best feeling of my entire life," Kim said. " I had chills going up and down my spine." Kim earned himself $1,134,000 with the win.