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PGA Tour Prodigy Reveals Invaluable Rory McIlroy Advice Ahead Of Debut At The Masters

PGA Tour Prodigy Reveals Invaluable Rory McIlroy Advice Ahead Of Debut At The Masters
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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While the PGA Tour may have lost some big name players from its roster due to the emergence of LIV Golf, they will be hoping that the void will be filled by the emergence of some exciting young talents.

It seems that every year brings with it one or two new young players that are capable of making a big impact on tour, with Tom Kim an obvious example.

At 20-years old, the South Korean star claimed two PGA Tour victories during his debut season in 2022. He is now set to make his debut at The Masters this week, where some view him as a dark horse to produce a big performance.

Tom Kim reveals Rory McIlroy advice after round at The Masters


If Tom Kim is to make an impact at Augusta in the days ahead, some tips he picked during one of his practice round this weeks could prove to be invaluable. He played in a round alongside Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and Fred Couples on Monday, a trio that have no shortage of experience on that course.

Speaking to the media earlier today, he summed the experience of teeing up alongside those players at the legendary course. He also revealed that McIlroy had given him some invaluable advice last year when he first emerged onto the PGA Tour.

I did not put the group together. That's impossible probably for me.

But Fred was telling me, I think ever since the Presidents Cup, like let's play a practice round and let's go out. Just a few weeks, talking to him, and obviously Joe as well, my caddie, talking to him as well.

Got a text, hey, it's going to be you, me, Tiger, Rory. I'm like, okay, cool...

It was a long practice round. I realise we played for almost three hours. It was a long practice round, a lot of
laughter. So it was really fun. At the same time, the guys were pretty serious and they were getting work done. But it was just nice and enjoyable...

Actually it was last year, Rory played a big role in it. I remember him saying when I just charged into his press conference, I remember him saying, "Don't forget what got you here."

That was a big thing, not forgetting of the path of what got me here, because sometimes it is really easy to forget the road that you've come to get what you are because there's just a lot going on.

I always try to tell myself, just all the hard work that I've done, just as long as I don't forget it, it's really hard to lose your path. That's what I've been trying to tell myself.

Obviously I have a great team around me. They definitely help me humble and grounded, so I'm really fortunate for that.

The Holywood native knows all about keeping his feet on the ground as a young golfing prodigy, having found himself in a very similar position during his own breakthrough over a decade ago.

Tom Kim is certainly a name to keep an eye on, both this week and in the years ahead. He won't go too far wrong if he can pick up tips from the likes of McIlroy, Woods, and Couples to go along with his obvious talents.

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