Sept. 8, 2009
NORTON, Mass. - Nike celebrated the start of college football season last Saturday by having its players wear the logo of their alma mater during the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and no one was more excited about the idea than former University of Oklahoma product Anthony Kim. The PGA TOUR sensation was decked out from head to toe in OU gear at the TPC Boston, supporting the program where he earned All-America honors during each of his three seasons as a Sooner.
Another steady season has found Kim advancing to this week's BMW Championship, the third event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. The event is open to only the top 70 points leaders during the season-long FedEx Cup race. Kim is ranked 34th heading into this week's tournament, already having earned over $ 1.5 million dollars for the third-straight season.
Excerpt from Thursday's Associated Press preview:
No one was more fired up about the shirt quite like Kim, who made his decision to go to Oklahoma when he was taken to a football game during a recruiting trip.
"I'm not going to say it was my idea," Kim said. "But I was the first to ask for that. And now it's happened."
As usual, Nike officials had to calm him down. Kim tried to talk the company into letting him wear a football jersey when he teed off Saturday.
"I wanted to wear Sam Bradford's jersey," Kim said.
Kim loves the idea so much he claims it might not have happened if not for him. He said he asked Nike if he could wear an OU shirt when he played the first round at Kapalua this year with Camilo Villegas (Florida) the day of the BCS championship game.
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