Anthony Kim handed exemption to play in rest of 2024 LIV Golf League events

Former PGA Tour star Anthony Kim speaks for the first time since his move to the LIV Golf League. 

Anthony Kim handed exemption to play in rest of 2024 LIV Golf League events

Former PGA Tour star Anthony Kim admits he is "on a mission" to prove he can win again after LIV Golf confirmed their latest signing will be handed an exemption to compete in the remainder of LIV Golf League events in 2024. 

Kim, 38, was announced as LIV Golf's latest signing by CEO Greg Norman on Twitter earlier this week. Read his comments here.

The three-time PGA Tour winner and former US Ryder Cup star has not played in a competitive event on Tour since 2012. 

Kim will tee up in his first LIV Golf event starting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, this Friday. 

It is unknown as to how much Kim has been paid for his services to LIV Golf this season.

Kim will compete in all remaining 2024 LIV Golf regular season tournaments as one of two wildcard players aiming to accrue points in the league’s individual standings and earn a team place in 2025.

The American joins season-long wildcard player Hudson Swafford, competing against the LIV Golf League’s 13 four-player teams across the 14-event global schedule.

Kim said: 

“After stepping away from the game years ago due to injury, I’m happy to officially announce my return to the world of professional golf. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m very grateful for all the highs, lows and lessons learned from the first part of my career. I want to compete with the best players in the world, and I’m on a mission to prove to myself that I can win again. The next step on that journey starts now, and I’m excited to give everything I’ve got this season on the LIV Golf League.”

LIV Golf today posted a number of videos of Kim ahead of the first round.

Kim also posted on his new Instagram page. 

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Anthony Kim handed exemption to play in rest of 2024 LIV Golf League events

Golf fans have noticed Kim looks a little different to 12 years ago having rocked up at LIV Golf Jeddah with a tattoo sleeve.

Kim also rocked up to LIV Golf Jeddah in a T-shirt with the words 'Girl Dad'. 


Here's a look at the remaining events Kim will be handed an exemption for this season: 

Remaining LIV Golf schedule 2024

3/1-3: LIV Saudi Arabia 
3/8-10: LIV Hong Kong 
4/5-7: LIV USA
4/26-28: LIV Adelaide 
5/3-5: LIV Singapore
6/7-9: LIV Houston 
6/21-23: LIV Nashville 
7/12-14: LIV Andalucia 
7/25-28: LIV UK
8/16-19: LIV Greenbrier 
TBD: LIV Golf Individual Championships

Kim then posted this video to his new Instagram account earlier today: 

Kim was an electric talent in his junior years. He won three times on the PGA Tour and starred in the Ryder Cup for the U.S. at Valhalla in 2008. 

That included leading Paul Azinger's side in the Sunday singles and obliterating Europe's record points scorer Sergio Garcia 5&4. 

But he disappeared from the game completely and hasn't played in a professional golf event for 12 years. 

There have been fleeting appearances of Kim over the years and infrequent swing update videos published across social media

Kim has been described as golf's Yeti and most famous recluse, a man of mystery and one of the biggest 'what-ifs'. 

It was expected he was going to rise to superstardom just like Tiger Woods.

The widely assumed explanation is that Kim cashed in on an insurance policy worth $15-20m after struggling with injuries. 

Had he continued his career on the PGA Tour that would have been voided. It has also been speculated he didn't enjoy Tour life. 

Kim said ahead of his LIV Golf debut this week: "I will tell my story when it's the right time but right now I'm focused on golf."

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