He already has a top-20 finish at the U.S. Open under his belt this year, finishing tied for 17th, but he isn't letting himself think too far ahead just yet.
"I'm just trying not to think about the score or where I'm playing or just anything like that," Kim said. "Just focus on my ball. It's a cliché but it's a cliché for a reason, and just take it one shot at a time."
Kudos for the Capitol
A lot of PGA Tour pros likely made their first visit to West Virginia to compete in the Greenbrier Classic, but not Tim Petrovic.
The Massachusetts native is quite familiar with the state, and was impressed by the Capitol dome on a drive through Charleston.
"Charleston - the State Capitol - and that big gold dome,'' Petrovic said Saturday. "I've driven by it. I'm an RV-er, so I get the pleasure of driving by there. It's nice.''
No worries for Justice
The Greenbrier Classic leaderboard is again devoid of some of golf's biggest names, but don't expect Greenbrier owner Jim Justice to fret.
He isn't worried that attendance or TV ratings will dwindle when players like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods miss the cut and sit out the weekend portion of the tournament.
He sees it as vindication for the par-70 Old White TPC course.
"We've had a lot of great big names who have had the chance to compete,'' Justice said, "but that's golf - and that's the golf course. It's a lot tougher course than people give it credit for being.
"There are a lot of twists and angles about it, and some big-name players unfortunately [haven't done well]. But I'm not going to be remorseful about it. It's a challenge - that's it.''
Justice prefers to look at the situation as giving some of golf's lesser-known players a chance to make a name for themselves - as first-time winners Scott Stallings and Ted Potter Jr. have done the last two years.
"It's an opportunity for up-and-coming young guys,'' Justice said. "Who knows, some of these up-and-coming young guys could be the Tigers and Phils of the future.
"Some big names still have a chance [today] - someone like Bill Haas or Jimmy Walker. It's going to be a horse race, that's for sure.''
Justice said this year's tournament field was looking tougher a few weeks ago before fate stepped in.
"The field was tremendous,'' he said, "then Keegan Bradley, who was coming for sure, got hurt. Then Tiger Woods [pulled out with an injury] - I'm not saying he was coming, but we were in the running. Some of the typical headliners ended up not being headliners. That's just the way it is.''
The top five players (not already exempt) among the overall FedExCup top 20 win a trip to Scotland in two weeks to play in the Open, contested at the Muirfield links. Of other contenders, Stallings and Graham DeLaet, need to shoot up the leaderboard to sneak into that list.
Charles Howell III, who missed the cut this weekend, remains a candidate to get bumped. Billy Horschel and Boo Weekley appear to be safe, along with Russell Henley. Harris English, not entered this week, is likely to survive.
Tournament leader Johnson Wagner made the Open field in the 36-hole America qualifier, so he is not a factor.