Tom Kim goes muddin' (actually) at the PGA
It had almost reached 8 p.m. Thursday on the East Coast, and the first spherical of the one hundred and fifth PGA Championship was in its ultimate hour earlier than darkness would halt play for the day after a frost delay pushed again tee instances from the first teams onward. Whereas Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and some others continued to push towards usurping clubhouse chief Bryson DeChambeau for the 18-hole lead, crowds had been already scaling down.
Then Tom Kim fell in the mud.
No, actually, he fell in the mud.
The messy oops happened after Kim had hit his tee ball into the creek proper of the fairway at the par-4 sixteenth gap. The cameras did not catch as much as Kim till after he was already crawling again up the financial institution after presumably on the lookout for his golf ball, and as he emerged from the tall grass, he was coated in black mud from his thighs down, seemingly the outcomes of an unknowing few steps into some delicate earth.
Kim did not seem to worry an excessive amount of, although. He instantly headed additional down the creek and hopped again in, this time to rinse off. He then swapped his shirt for his jacket, saved his pant legs rolled up, put his sneakers and socks again on and continued to play the gap.
After dropping, Kim went on to bogey the gap to drop to three over.