Every Masters has a hundred potential storylines, this one more than most. But Anthony Kim almost came from out of nowhere to trump them all.
Kim came into Sunday seven shots off the lead, and he didn't look to be much of a threat. But as we pointed out here on Saturday morning, he's got the ability to throw up low numbers by the bucketful. He did it last year with an 11-birdie Friday round, and then he turned around and did it again this year with an astonishing four-hole run.
From 13 to 16, Kim recorded birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie, going five under par and immediately jumping from afterthought to threat. He was just one off Phil Mickelson's lead, and potentially could have caught Lefty, too. But a wide tee shot on 17 and a greenside bunker on 18 killed that possibility; Kim finished par-par to record a 65, still the lowest round of the tournament.
Clearly, Kim has a world of talent, and he obviously feels at home in Augusta. It won't be long until he's a serious, wire-to-wire contender. And this might just be what he needs to put the last memories of his ugly 2009 behind him.