It's hard to not look at Anthony Kim and wonder "what if" most of the time. What if he took things a little more seriously and cut out the partying to spend more time on his game? What if he decided to forego having surgery on his thumb last year until after the Ryder Cup?
While you can play the "what if" game with a number of tour pros, Kim may top the list of budding, young superstars who've yet to live up to their full potential. If you were to plot his career on a chart, you'd notice a roller coaster theme
Every promising season is followed up by a letdown year that makes you question if Kim will ever get it right. As if on cue, he enjoyed a big season in 2010, winning in Houston and contending at the Masters with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
In an effort to be ready for the Ryder Cup, an event Kim ranks right up there with the four major championships, he decided to do the unthinkable -- foregoing the U.S. Open and the British Open to have surgery on his shredded digit.
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