BETHESDA, Md. Anthony Kim is on the cusp of joining the short list of challengers to Tiger Woods, a point driven home Sunday not so much by his victory at the AT&T National as the phone call he received from the tournament host.
Woods wasn't at Congressional to present the trophy, but he surely would have appreciated Kim's performance. After a week of mistakes that held him back, Kim shot a bogey-free round of 5-under 65 for a two-shot victory over Fredrik Jacobson.
Kim, also the Wachovia Championship winner, became the first American under 25 since Woods to win at least twice in the same year on the PGA Tour. Kim moved up to No. 6 in the Ryder Cup standings, virtually assuring himself a spot on the American team.
Kim finished at 12-under 268 and earned $1.08 million, putting him at No. 5 in the FedEx Cup standings and moving him closer to cracking the top 10 in the world.
LPGA TOUR: At Rogers, Ark., South Korea's Seon Hwa Lee birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Jane Park and Meena Lee in the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship. Seon Hwa Lee closed with a 4-under 68 to finish at 15-under 201. Meena Lee (70) led by a shot but bogeyed the final hole.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: At Endicott, N.Y., Argentina's Eduardo Romero won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open for his second Champions Tour title, beating Fulton Allem and Gary Koch by a stroke. Romero shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 17-under 199, equaling the score recorded by R.W. Eaks a year ago in the inaugural event. Romero also won the 2006 Tradition.