Anthony Kim was a skyrocketing PGA Tour sensation with a big belt buckle, a swagger and a smile. Kim won three times on the PGA Tour and was ranked as high as No. 6 in the world golf rankings. He was one of those “next Tiger Woods” guys. And then in 2012 he hurt himself–tore his Achilles. And even before that he had bad tendinitis in one of his arms that kept him from competing. And that was after he hurt his thumb, which probably caused the tendinitis. Now Kim, who has fallen off the golf map after surgery to repair the Achilles, faces a dilemma.
Anthony Kim has an insurance policy that will pay him $10 million if he’s injured and can never play golf again, according to Alan Shipnuck at Sports Illustrated. He’s fulfilled the first requirement–Anthony Kim got plenty injured. Now all he has to do for the $10 million is never play again. (And to think of all the people abandoning golf for free!) But Kim is only 29. He could conceivably take three more years off, come back at 32, have one good year and make $10 million. But maybe not. It’s competitive. He might never regain form–and there’s a lot of work, obviously, required to compete. It’s no work to collect the insurance. What will Anthony Kim do?