Tom Kim admitted he missed the anonymity of enjoying in tournaments with out widespread tv protection after an embarrassing incident at Oak Hill.
Kim unwittingly offered the viral second of day one of many US PGA Championship after an errant tee shot on the par-four sixth, his fifteenth of the day.
The world quantity 19 thought he may play his ball from the sting of the hazard however found the bottom was significantly softer and muddier than he anticipated.
Television footage captured Kim rising together with his legs coated in mud and stored rolling as he determined he could as effectively discover a cleaner a part of the creek wherein to scrub his legs and trousers.
“I think the world has seen enough already of it,” Kim joked as he was proven the footage whereas talking to Sky Sports following a spherical of 73.
“But I hit it over in the mud and I was hoping I was able to find it. I wasn’t able to find it and there was a moment where my legs were inside the mud and I wasn’t able to get myself out for a minute.
“I was talking to Joe (Skovron, his caddie) and said I might as well go in the water and wash myself off and I took a bath over there. I’ve had better days for sure.”
The incident occurred shortly earlier than play was suspended late on Thursday night and Kim had hoped there could be no footage, including: “I miss the days when I played on a Tour without cameras.”