Michelle Wie would have trouble closing out Women's British Open six shots up, at six back no shot
I love these Saturday night eve of a major final round posts from TravelGolf.com’s Jennifer Mario. The ones where she’s obviously had that one glass of wine or in the case of her Hawaii adventures that half mai tai that’s pushed her over the top.
At six shots back heading into the final round of the Women’s British Open, Michelle Wie isn’t lurking as our Super Mario sets the stage. In fact, Wie is the one golfer within hailing distance that Jeong Jang does not need to shed one once of worry over. For Wie does not win.
In fact, Michelle Wie could be six shots up heading into the final round of the Women’s British Open and still be anything but a safe bet. At this point in her career, she’d find a way to blow it. Because that’s the specialty of this hype monster. Losing. Losing well enough to impress the easily manipulated masses who’ve been told they should be impressed, but losing nonetheless.
Personally, I’d enjoy seeing Paula Creamer win it, but it’s probably too much to expect even after that dazzling 65 she put up on Saturday. If anyone is going to catch Jang, it says here it’s Cristie Kerr. Kerr’s tied with Annika Sorenstam for second at five strokes back and is one of those talents who is due for a breakout performance.
As for Wie, she knows as much about winning a golf tournament as Denise Richards knows about being a nuclear physicist.
And Jen, you keep writing about how you’d love to see me eat crow, but it’s just not happening. You’ve got Michelle Wie and Retief Goosen and you have no shot. Who do I need to dismiss for you to have a chance at being right?
Maybe, it’s just time for you to recognize brilliance and come over to the dark side.
When Michelle Wie’s 20 and still desperately seeking the winning attitude of Paula Creamer, maybe we’ll see you.
Until then, keep going crazy on those Saturday night posts. Maybe next Saturday really let loose and sip a Long Island Ice Tea. Then write how Wie will win.
Someday. Someday. Someday.
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Give some people a soapbox and they'll punch a hole in it and use it as a latrine.
Its official--you have the smallest penis in the universe!!
If Michelle wins-will you promise not to write in this website for the next year.
You really are a pathetic human being...
You know that Michelle's tied with your girl Paula Creamer then.
If you're knocking Michelle then you're mocking Paula too.
Man--you must really have been beat up 15 year old girls all your life !
It must suck that you are such an untalented writer that you have to resort to trashing a talented 15 year old to get any recognition for your work.
We all know you're just doing this for attention-from the non existence of hits on your non-Michelle related articles.
There's like 1 or zero comments on your other mediocre articles but your Michelle articles get a LOT of attention.
That's really sad you have to bash her for people to pay attention to you. I guess negative attention is attention to.
That doesn't detract from the fact that you are worthless as a writer and a human being.
DAMN--YOU GET PUNKED BY JENNIFER MARIO EVERY TIME!
Its time to hand in your man card !!
I was rooting for Christie Kerr, but now I AM REALLY ROOTING FOR MICHELLE WIE!!
If you don't like her being touted as one of winner candidates, why don't you just focus on your candidate list, instead of putting your bad mouth on her and her future career. Please do not attempt to hitchhike this hyped(?) media attention on her.
If this is a journalism and freedom of speech, then who need journalism or freedom of speech?
Why don't you be a man and defend yourself against all us adults--we're older we can take it.
Stop wimping out, and picking on a 15 year old girl.
Also, your fascination with Paula Creamer is disturbing to say the least...
Dude--your girl Paula Creamer just triple bogied the 13th hole!!!
She goes from 8th to 23rd with a -4 !!
Michelle is now in 5th place with a -8 !!
Karma is a biatch!! Your crazy ranting must have jinxed Creamer !
Wow-what a winning attitude from Paula Creamer....dropping 15 spots off the leader board LOL !!
The 15-year old girl who once rejected you - you have to get over it. You are a middle-age man now.
Her time to win against this level of competition will come just as it did when she was beating all the 10-12 year old and 13 year old kids.
In the meantime, she is drawing a lot of attention to the womens game, and to the power of an extrodinary athlete to focus our attention. That's plenty for one 15 year old!
This Baldwin guy apparently writes his columns to get a response. It would appear to be how he measures his success, or perhaps he gets off on it? Never the less, he isn't very bright.
FINAL RESULTS FOR WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN
WINNER JEONG JANG
2ND SOPHIE GUSTAFSON
3RD MICHELLE WIE !!!!!!!!
5TH ANNIKA SORENSTAM
15TH PAULA CREAMER (he he!!!)
dude, you're similar to those religious/political/racial fanatics, except this is a sport which makes you even more demented.
You write "Personally, I'd enjoy seeing..."
Paula Creamer - Loss to Michelle
Cristie Kerr - Loss to Michelle
Annika Sorenstam - Loss to Michelle
You are 0 for 3 which for you is a perfect score because you are a BIG ZERO in life.
Well, Michele DID NOT CHOKE today!!! And in haed to head this year against Paula she is 5 and 2!!!!!
Yes Annika is better than both youngsters.
Let's see now even though Michele AT FIFTEEN STILL has not won a tournament this year her earninss IN JUST SEVEN EVENTS would put her at over $600,000? How many 15 years olds do you know could make THAT MUCH MONEY!!!!!!!
Here's some interesting stats, including todays 3rd place finish at the British Open.......
In head to head Annika is 4-1-1 against Michele
In head to head Annika is 7 and 2 against Paula
In head to head Annika's average finish was 7th compared to Michele's 9th and Paula's 22nd
In head to head Annika's average score was -6.2 compardd to Michele's -2.8 and Paula's -0.3
In head to head Michele is 5 and 2 against Paula
Paula played 16 Women's events compared to Michele's 7
Paula' average finish was 13th place compared to Michele's 8th
Paula's average score was -2.3 compared to Michele's -3.3
Don't forget Michelle Wie finished ahead of Annika too at the Evian Masters...
Chris, get a life and try to find someone of "your kind" to mess up.
Wie didn't choke today but your girl Paula sure did!
Somone needs some serious counselling since I can only conclude that you suffered some appalling abuse at some point in your early childhood to end up being so mean.
Picking on teenaged girls is the stuff of school playgrounds, not supposedly professional web sites. But then I guess that shows what sort of a man you are.
You call her a choke artist....?
What is she half your age?
Check out the receding hairline....
Chris its spelled ounce not once dumbass!!
You no talent can't even spell wanna be writer!!
Chris--make sure you post another one of your poorly written articles the night before every major Michelle is in..
The worse you write about Michelle-the better she does, and the worst Paula Creamer plays...
Oh yeah "OUNCE" is not "ONCE" --IDIOT!!
A 15-YEAR-OLD who's already WON the Women's Publinx two years ago and has come in 2nd and 3rd in two women's majors this year, and you have the audacity to say that her "specialty" is "losing"?!
This is the problem now with the Internet which allows twisted people like you (with obviously low intelligence) to publish crap such as this and actually get read.
I repeat, you are pathetic.
Chris B- you are truly ruining the reputation of this website--I really think whoever is running this place need to think of getting rid of you. Your hatred is bordering on the obsessive and insane. You're a disturbed individual-- I really hope you are fired in the next week so you can concentrate on getting some counseling .
Someone should warn Paula Creamer to get a restraining order out on you...
GUYS--DON'T POST HERE AT THIS CRAZY GUYS ARTICLE--GO TO THE OTHER BLOGGERS-YOU ARE GIVING THIS ASS**** WHAT HE WANTS BY GIVING HIM ATTENTION!!
BETTER YET -GO TO JENNIFER MARIO'S BLOG AND RIP CHRIS BALDWIN APART THERE.
TIME TO STOP FEEDING THIS GUYS TWISTED EGO BY GIVING HIM ALL THESE COMMENTS...
DON'T GIVE THIS JERK ANY SATISFACTION....
When people feel the need to make small-minded personal attacks because they cannot handle an opposing viewpoint, it drives the truth home.
Michelle Wie is much more hype than results. She does not know how to win. That doesn't make her a choke artist (that came from the gallery). It does make her the most overhyped athlete in recent sports history. Maybe ever.
Deal with it.
And to defend John D, he's not me. He doesn't know me from Adam, but he's surely a much better writer than me. Frankly, I'm a little more concerned about John no initial who's apparently closely examined parts of my anatomy unbeknowst to me. Now that's taking dedicated reporting a little far, no John?
You've got a nice gig going here with your anti-Wie schtick - hey, a man's got to make a living somehow, right?
I'd like to see you defend Paula Creamer's performance at the British Open today but I don't think you're that intelligent.
Wow--are you really that dumb or do you really see no irony and hypcrisy in this statement of yours ??
"When people feel the need to make small-minded personal attacks because they cannot handle an opposing viewpoint, it drives the truth home."
Make sure you read it a few more times and think OK ??
You're truly delusional. Get help man, before it's too late.
P.S. I like Paula too. They are both terrific young golfers and there is no reason to trash either one of them. Morgan Pressel is no slouch either. Why don't we just let them play and develop a natural rivalry like Jack, Arnie, and Lee (or maybe Gary)? Nuff said.
you probally got the dump on from someone michelle reminds you of,
got beat up by a girl (or girls) like michelle.
or just have the smallest balls in world and you are jealous that a 15 year old girl can simply kick your ass on the golf course.
you may be right that she has not won a tournament YET but she is only 15 what were you doing at 15? playing with your chicken, getting dumped on and getting beat up by girls most likely.
no matter what you say or try to do your the kind of guy who will always just write about things going on where michelle is actually doing things and no matter what you say or do she going to be making MILLIONS while you are going to go home and complain how small your chickens is
mommy! mommy! Michelle's beating me up again!
But I sure don't care. She gets results that are better than any 15 year old I know and really, that is all that matters. Like I posted earlier, she doesn't HAVE TO WIN a darn thing at this point in her career.
Creamer who putted badly and is a winner has ambitions, when interviewed, is to win a (LPGA) major. Wie wants to qualify in the Masters at Augusta next year.
Interviewed she "wants to turn pro next year" 18 is the lpga limit.
At the moment she is getting invites and it does not matter if Wie does not win, as a pro at 18 it would matter and that will be the time to judge
Did you guys notice that after Jay posted to STOP giving this idiot sick satisfaction by posting on his blog--there was about an hour or two where no one posted?
Then Chris Baldingwin all of a sudden shows up and posts something so asinine he knew it would grab people's attention and therefore get people to start posting on his blog again?
THIS IS MY LAST POST AT THIS JERK'S BLOG----
I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO STOP POSTING AT THIS GUYS BLOG--HE IS NOT WORTH IT--
IF YOU WANT TO TRASH HIM--DO SO AT RON MON'S , KIEL CHRISTIANSON'S OR JENNIFER MARIO'S BLOG.
THE MORE YOU FEED THIS MONSTER -THE MORE HE LIKES IT--HE'S GOING TO KEEP ON POSTING RIDICULOUS THINGS JUST TO GET A REACTION
DO NOT GIVE HIM THE SATISFACTION!!
KIEL , RON , AND JENNIFER ACTUALLY HAVE FACTS TO BACK UP THEIR ARTICLES!!
No more post from me at this jerk's blog.
He isn't worth it.
Everybody, come on and join.
Just post one last "Ditto" and nothing from now on.
But I disagree that will always be the case. Michelle will likely figure it out as many have done in the past. Most golfers need to lose first before learning how to win.
I think that if I was as stupid as you are, I wouldn't constantly advertise it to the public.
Thank you very much.
If you look at the stats from the five major tournaments this year. That is the Evian Masters plus the four Majors you will find that Wie on average position is second only to Annika, and not far behind either. I would say this makes her the second best female golfer in the world.
You've lost this argument so many times-its not even funny!
You are owned!!!
Take your PUNKING like a MAN ! (or the semi-man that you are)
The second best female golfer in the world? The second best female golfer in the world hasn't won anything?
That's ridiculous. Sports is not about about finishing higher than someone while still losing, or "almost" making the cut. It's about winning. Under your argument, Phil Mickelson must be a better golfer than Tiger Woods because he finished ahead of Tiger in a bunch of tournaments neither won.
Never mind the fact it's 10-1 in majors for Tiger.
Paula Creamer has two LPGA wins. Michelle Wie has none.
I believe Creamer will turn out to be the more successful golfer (in wins, not endorsement hype money). Maybe, I'll be wrong. There's a first time for everything.
But anyone who declares they are sure Michelle Wie will be a sure superstar force are taking an even bigger gamble. The difference is I admit it.
Michelle Wie has shown no sign she knows anything about winning or ever will. Just because the truth hurts does not make it any less true.
I had thought at the time that it might be some sort of prejudice, but now I don't know what to think. (certainly nobody could be prejudice against such an incredibly beautiful, well spoken and such an obviously talented young athlete. (Ok I admit that I can be naive, LOL)
I do think Paula is very good but she can't compete with Wie.
.... because she didn't come first.
So her 2nd places count for nothing?
In only 7 events she has done tremendously well. Only one player can will a tournament, and it is a bit much to say she should win one, when only playing 7. If you put that challenge to Paula Creamer I bet she would fail (I love Paula too).
Don't forget the mens amateur championships. She qualified. Then she got through stroke play (finished in top 64. Then she beat 3 men in match play and got through to the quarter finals. (YES THE LAST EIGHT).
Name any other woman golfer who has got to the quarters of the mens amateur championship. Oops you can't. Infact she is the only female ever to qualify for any stage of these.
She is likely to win soon. To do as well as she has, simply makes her the best 15 year old golfer in the world. You cannot expect her to win full tournaments yet against the BEST golfers in the world. She has far exceeded my expectations in doing to well in all the tournaments she has played thus far.
Imagine any 15 year old boy missing the cut by so little in pga tournaments. No I didn't think you could!
Norman is probably obsessed with Michelle's play like a lot of other people. Chris has the opposite obsession which I can't understand. There is nothing to suggest either are pedophiles.
These sorts of comments have no place in a forum like this.
Get a life.
If you want to see someone who's definitely not a winner, check the mirror.
I meant chris. but I do apologise for stooping so low, well actually it was meant to show how pointless his argument come across.
Chris, this sentence illustrates the same subjective bias that you are accusing Wie fans of.
You may be able to argue that "Michelle Wie has shown no sign she knows anything about winning..." if you were to back this up with evidence, but you tack on "...or ever will." which is purely a pejorative statement (look it up).
You cannot possibly know this after one not-even-half season on the LPGA tour at age 15 and, frankly, your comments detract from the remarkable achievements she managed so far in such a shot time.
I accept that Wie has made herself a target for a lot of narrow-minded criticism in the past 12 months--that was her choice. But face it, she doesn't belong on the junior circuit any more. When you can come second in three pro tournaments (two of them majors), and not miss the cut in any of them, she's found a home with her peers. I doubt she would take much pride (or gain much experience) out of beating up on other 15 year-olds at this.
Who cares if she doesn't win for another couple of season? I don't even know if Wie cares (I know she wants to, but she knows she still has to improve her putting before she can start winning). All I do know is that everyone who knows golf (well, almost everyone) believes she has the talent, ability, and determination to win, and win many times in the future.
Last point. When Wie gets back out on the golf course next summer, you might want to resist the temptation to put up a Wie-bashing blob entry every Saturday night. It's not very clever, and it's certainly not very interesting. You may continue to be "right" for a while, but that would prove absolutely nothing except that you have difficulty finding things to write intelligently about.
For those interested--
Michelle Wie will be on David Letterman August 8 Monday
and Good Morning America the next morning Aug. 9 :)
We all know he doesn't really believe the crap he writes.
Blob, maybe a Freudian slip.
Just remember Chris.
99% of the professional female golfers would have been happy swapping their results with Michelle's because she was more successful, check out the stats.
Ask Meg Mallon, Juli Inkster, Laura Davies, Gloria Park, Grace Park etc.
This is just rubbing salt into the wounds of her critics. Especially the female golfers.
a 15 yr. old korean golfer is beating all those old geezers.
I wouldn't be surprise, of course, if Wie beats you. But then again, your just a poor ol' journalist.
For thoses obsessed with a woman winning the mens' why not just have one golf association regardless of gender? How many women golfers would be able to make a living then?
And I know that every humanbeings deserves something called freedom of speech, but did you know that there is such a thing as a limit? Some stars or famous people worked their ass off working for where they are today. Do you suppose people like Michelle Wie was born with a talent to golf? Of course not. Most people train and practice like any human being in this planet.
I know alot of people have a right to critisize on mistakes, scandals, or for people like Michelle Wei, what they have in the future. These are all the public input and no law can stop any human from stopping it. However, there is such a thing called conscience that stops you from going to the extreme.
Do you realize stars some worship and curse all the same commit suicide because of extreme criticisms? Some stars are really conscious of what the world views them as and suffers from it.
Michelle Wei is a really young golfer. She has years to learn and years to mature. You can't blaim her for acting her age. Everyone should expect great thihngs from her in the future and urge people like her forward not drag her down. I hope my insight helps your journalism in the future. Thanks
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