I have been watching the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta the last couple of nights on Foxtel. Augusta is an challenging golf course of great length, complexity and with lightning-fast bent grass greens. The player who impressed me most so far in the tournament is the youthful Anthony Kim a 23-year old Korean American who seems to me to be the most exciting figure in modern golf since the arrival on the scene of Tiger Woods. I am not saying he is most likely to win this event – if I had to back anyone I’d back the near-senior 48 year old Kenny Perry who seems to be playing as well as anyone in golf today. In the first round Kim shot an ordinary 3-over-par 75. But in the second round he shot 11 birdies to record a 10 under par 65. It is a record number of birdies in the long history of the event at August. Kim is as exciting as the Tiger in terms of the daring shots he plays and many (including perhaps Tiger himself) today see him as Tiger’s successor. Not that I am writing Tiger Woods off. He remains the greatest golfer of modern times and at age 33 is still young enough to dominate world golf for a decade or so. But Kim is very young and although incredible talented has a long way to go.