John Deere Classic Recap: Kim Wins First Tournament
John Deere Classic Recap: Kim Wins First Tournament

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There used to a regular feature in the New York Post sports pages called, "The Greatest Day They Ever Had." We're not sure whether that was the exact title – we're talking many, many years ago -- but you get the idea. They would highlight obscure athletes who somehow, some way came out of their anonymity for a moment in time to accomplish greatness.

That's what we were thinking on Sunday as we watched Michael Kim run away at the John Deere Classic and Brendan Stone win the Scottish Open. Stone, who entered the tournament ranked 371st in the world, had a chance for the first 59 in European Tour history but settled for a closing 60 to win by four strokes. Kim, who was more than 100 spots behind Stone at No. 473 in the OWGR, shot 63-64-64-66 to win by a whopping eight strokes.

Kim not only had never come close to winning in 83 previous PGA Tour starts, he had trouble simply making cuts this season, just eight of 22 coming in. His Tour card was in serious j

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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