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Wild card golfer Anthony Kim hopes to make his comeback in Macao

After a 12-year hiatus, the three-time PGA Tour winner says practising is ‘tough,’ but he’s readying himself for the International Series Macau, which kicks off on Thursday.

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US golfer Anthony Kim is set to compete in this week’s International Series Macau as a LIV Golf Wild Card player, according to multiple media reports

He’ll reportedly be up against former Masters champions Sergio Garcia (from Spain) and Patrick Reed (US), recent Mayakoba champion Joaquin Niemann (Chile) and Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter (UK), among others.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kim recently made a surprise return to the sport after a 12-year hiatus during which he claimed his golf game was “non-existent”. Prior to injuring his achilles tendon in 2012, Kim had a successful career with the US-headquartered PGA Tour.

He signed with Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf earlier this year and has recently played in Saudi’s capital, Jeddah, and in Hong Kong. 

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Kim is currently sitting at 50th place out of 54 players on the LIV Golf leaderboard. Abraham Ancer (Mexico-US), Paul Casey (UK) and Cameron Smith (Australia) were at the top of the leaderboard, all three at 13 under par.

After playing in Hong Kong last weekend – and achieving his best round since returning to golf (five under par in round three) – Kim told media practice had been “tough” after so long away. “But I’m working on the right things at this moment,” he said.

The Wynn-backed International Series Macau golfing tournament will take place at the Macau Golf and Country Club 14-17 March. Some US$2 million dollars in prize money is up for grabs.

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