Social media has mixed reviews on Anthony Kim’s 76 at LIV Golf Jeddah in professional return

The Band-Aid has been ripped off.

Anthony Kim made his return to the professional golf world Friday, firing a 6-over 76 in the first round of LIV Golf Jeddah at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Saudi Arabia. Kim carded only one birdie during the first round and had seven bogeys, and he sits dead last in the 54-man field.

But, is that even a bad score? Kim hasn’t played a competitive round, let alone been seen in the public eye, in nearly 12 years. There was always going to be some competitive rust (see his shank on the fifth hole) and first-tee jitters he had to get over before we saw what he really had left in the tank.

Photos: Anthony Kim at LIV Golf Jeddah

However, as social media often does, there was no shortage of reactions to his debut Friday morning. Here’s what folks had to say about Kim’s return, and there were mixed reviews:

"Oh no"

Aforementioned shank

LIV interest started early

Shooter chimes in


Doing us a service

Smart to debut in Jeddah

AK has haters?

Not that bad


What about Zally?

Pros tuning in

Never heard of Trackman?

Wishing him the best

Clothing choices

Wildly impressive

Never going to happen immediately

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek