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“Can’t Wait”: Tiger Woods’ Cheerleader Michael Phelps Sides With Anthony Kim for His Dramatic Return After 12 Years

Published 01/26/2024, 5:45 AM EST

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The global golf community went into a deafening silence when Anthony Kim underwent major surgery for an injury back in June 2012. While fans prayed for his well-being and a quick comeback, they got blindsided in slow motion as Kim never returned. But rumor has it that the American golfer may soon get back in the game. This has resulted in a wave of joy among fans, including the 23x Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.

Anthony Kim has been away for 12 years from the sport owing to a clause in his insurance policy. Many saw this as a permanent eclipse of the virtuoso, who was known as the next Tiger Woods. But now, in a rather dramatic turnaround, Kim will be back and Michael Phelps is definitely enjoying it. In fact, the swimming GOAT even posted a social media update expressing his eagerness for Kim’s return.

Michael Phelps displays his anticipation for Kim’s unexpected return

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Michael Phelps took to Instagram and added a story featuring a post announcing the long-awaited return of Anthony Kim. Captioning the story, Phelps wrote, “Let’s gooooo!!! I can’t wait!!!” The Flying Fish had shared a post made by Golf.com which broke the news of a potential AK comeback.

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The Instagram post of Golf.com in this regard reads, “BREAKING: Anthony Kim is in talks to make a return to professional golf. Kim has spent the last few months plotting a way back after being away from the game for more than a decade.” This added another new reason for Michael Phelps to rejoice, who was recently blessed with his fourth baby. Many Americans understand the sentiment of Michael Phelps and his elation at the moment. But, they are surprised to see the Olympian rooting for the 38-year-old golfer. In fact, while Anthony Kim was coming back after 12 years, it wasn’t long before Phelps was in the camp of Tiger Woods.

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Michael Phelps, like many, is a great admirer of Tiger Woods. The former US swimmer had even flown to specially attend an event to support Woods back in April 2019. The mighty Olympian actually hitchhiked via a plane to watch the 48-year-old golfer play.

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Speaking about it, Michael Phelps said, “Being able to watch him and how in control he is of every single thing on the golf course… I feel like every step is so calculated and every little small detail he pays so much attention to. It’s something I can relate to.” Does this mean that Phelps now supports the new Tiger Woods over the original?

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