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9.22.2008

u.s. wins ryder cup

Over the weekend in Kentucky, the United States won golf's Ryder Cup, beating Europe for the first time in nine years, thanks in large part to 23-year-old rookie Anthony Kim: U.S. Receives Jolt From Energetic Ryder Rookies.

Seems like everyone's been talking about this guy lately. While various notable names get thrown around concerning "the next Tiger Woods," I don't think it's bold to say that Kim, who has accomplished quite a bit in his young career, represents the future of the sport. Here's an interview with him from earlier this month: Though only 23, Kim fully expected to make Ryder Cup team.

Here's also a cool ESPN video profile of Anthony, who hails from the heart of Los Angeles' Koreatown: Anthony Kim, The American Dream. And finally, here's a very interesting story on Eric Larson, Anthony's caddie: For Larson, road to Ryder Cup has been a long, complicated trip.