Monday, May 05, 2008

Another Kim first: Keeping blue jacket

Anthony Kim apparently likes the blue blazer he received for winning the Wachovia Championship Sunday at the Quail Hollow Club.

The 22-year became the first player in the six-year history of the event to keep the blue coat he was given at the trophy presentation on the 18th green.

Kim, who intended to leave Charlotte Sunday evening, instead spent the night here before heading off to The Players Championship in Florida.

After leaving Quail Hollow, Kim and some friends went to dinner at Del Frisco’s near Southpark and the champion arrived wearing his blue blazer.

When he entered the restaurant, Kim was greeted by a standing ovation from the diners and the staff.

Among those in the restaurant were Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples, who raised a toast to the new king of Quail Hollow.