Anthony Kim back!?, LIV signings and bunglings, and Dunlap goes pro
Andy and Brendan have left Orlando so they reconvene from separate coasts for this Friday edition of the Shotgun Start. They ramble around at the top about some PGA Show observations as well as Aldrich Potgieter’s big KFT win before jumping into the larger (but less burly) news item that Anthony Kim is planning a return to professional golf. It’s unclear where exactly that golf will be played, either LIV or the PGA Tour, but the return is predicated on a guaranteed payout upfront so they wonder how that might work on the PGA Tour. So will AK be coming to LIV? While they’re on LIV, they express some concern about many details seemingly up in the air with the season starting in about a week. Teams need to be filled and communication is scant. Also, there are some nuggets on the state of the deal, how far apart the PIF and PGA Tour might be, and whether Rahm went to LIV with the expectation that a union was much closer than it appears. Nick Dunlap’s announcement to turn pro is also covered, with some intel on the PGA Tour sweating a potential defection until the final minutes. They close with an SGS Golf Advice segment that tells the tale of another trip to the Golf Club of Lebanon, the infamous story from a prior Advice segment.