He’s played in six tournaments in 2012 and made just one cut. The seventh-year pro, who had entered 2011 as a top-10 finisher in 20 Tour events, has not won since April 4, 2010 at the
Thursday it looked like things might turn around, at least for a day. Kim started on the back nine at the
The eagle ace put him four strokes ahead of the rest of the morning players and things were looking up.
"I had a couple of 3-putts, I think two or three 3-putts," Kim said of his round. "I haven't felt that comfortable from the first tee in a long time. I've been running my head into a brick wall. So, I moved away from the brick wall and now I can swing and make some birdies out here."
Kim, who lives in Dallas, said he didn't even see the hole-in-one.
"Well, I really don't know how to explain it," Kim said. "I think Zach said it went in and I looked over and it was missing. It's been a while. Hitting the green has been an issue, so making it in the hole is nice."
He did struggle to finish up the round, however, finishing bogey, bogey to fall into the traffic jam at 3-under-par 69.