Michelle Wie steals Paula Creamer's pink, who's obsessed with whom?
So Michelle Wie decides to wear pink to her big “I’m no longer pretending to be an amateur” press conference. Doesn’t she know that pink is Paula Creamer’s color? That Creamer is the Pink Panther after all.
Of course, Wie does. That’s why she came out in Nike pink. She realizes the player she has to live up to, even if she and her Wie Warriors will never admit it.
Because this press conference was all Wie spin, all the time as usual.
“I’m finally happy to say I’m a pro starting today,” Wie said at the affair.
Yeah, like getting flown around the world as a 14 and 15-year-old is the stuff of a true amateur.
You do have to give credit to Wie for donating $500,000 to the Gulf Hurricane Relief Fund though. There’s no downplaying that. It looks she’s getting good marketing advice. She’ll still have to learn to win on her own though.
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And did you see her fake smile during the press conference! She was being all polite and pretending like she's this nice person and everything. Like, give me a break!
I'm so glad you are keeping an eye on her for us. Please keep telling us everything she does wrong!
Wow-you are one disturbed individual Baldwin...
Yes--EVERYONE in the world who wears pink is just trying to be like Paula Creamer.
Obviously you don't know your golf--
years before Creamer started that contrived I LOVE PINK bull--many golfers including Michelle have been wearing pink.
Actually, she wasn't wearing the pink that Creamer likes to wear which is pastel pink --I saw the press conference-Michelle was wearing a darker shade more like a fuchsia rather than pink.
There's about a 3 shade difference btw. the two.
Sorry--I'm a chick and just had to point that out.
Who does this Michelle Wie think she is, wearing pink? Does she not know this is Paula Creamer's colour. Nobody else is allowed to wear pink.
In fact there should be a law set up that anyone other than Paula who wears pink will be arrested and get at least a mandatory 2 year jail sentance.
Go Baldwin. Go Creamer.
Pink looks better on Michelle than Paula. I think she has worn it several times before.
You people need to grow up.
Michelle Wie is turning pro and poor ol' chris baldwin is sitting in his computer playing the new "Tiger Woods EA Sports video game"
Baldin......buddy ol' pal......
I know you can't acknowledge the fact that koreans are dominating the entire LPGA, but to see a 15 yr old korean golfer go pro must really tick you off doesn't it......just admit it.
... and I am really Anastasia Ramanov.
Who's Obsessed With whom?
You're obsessed with Michelle Wie...
Michelle is so overrated she has finished ahead of Annika Sorenstam the last 3 tournaments they played with each other.
She's also made every cut on the LPGA tour the last 2 years, and has 3 Top 3 finishes. (2 of those were majors)
Creamer has never even been a runner-up to an LPGA major and Michelle Wie has.
She also scored the lowest score (68) playing against professional men when she was 14.
You're about as ignorant as Baldwin .
Comment from: hokie pokey [Visitor]
Knowing Paula and watching Michelle out there, MW has nowhere near the class that Paula shows on a regular basis. Paula plays for her country. MW plays for BJ. She may try to steal her color but Paula is THE PANTHER.
Paula plays for her country???? Michelle also played for her country in the juniors. She would have played for her country had she been picked.
However she was not a member of the LPGA so she could not be picked. What kind of an a**hole are you, trying to make out that she doesn't want to play for her country.
By the way copy and paste this link into your browser to see Michelle and Paula playing for there country together and enjoying each others company.
Listening to you talk about your buddies and how they get on in crap league golf really shows how little you know about the game.
PGA golf is a completely different thing. Any of your mates who hit scores in the 60's on those golf courses would be hard pushed to break 85 on a PGA course. It is a completely different game and you should give more respect to those who can play with the big boys and show a good account of themselves.
Seriously, if she would have played more junior golf, she would have been one of the top ladies out there. Grow up, junior.
I think Chris is doing pretty good job. Don't you think guys?
I see your name everywhere ... kind of funny ... looks like this is not about Michelle Wie.
I don't know what you mean about the Michelle/BJ show, but why would she be wasting her life. Do you not like golf or what are you saying?
He has caddied (badly) for Michelle a couple of times. That's all.
Now she is pro, she will have better caddies. I think Michelle has all the attention and BJ quite wisely stays in the background. I don't think I have ever heard him speak.
If he is there with her, it is because she is 15 years old. She is young and it is only right that her parents are close to her at her age.
As regards sit back and watch the next 20 years, I am glad that you seem to have confidence that Michelle will be still at the top of the game in 20 years time.
your maybe right that alot of GUYS can hit 300 plus and would like the CHANCE to TRY to kick michelle's cute butt.
just let me know when you or anyone of your gang gets a sponsors exemption or maybe when someone offers you or your friends gets 10 million to show off their stuff.
how much did you donate to the relief fund again?
one more thing: I'm wearing pink underwear and it feels sooooo good.
For those who don't about Baldwin, he's had this pathetic obsessive crush on Paula Creamer for a while now. Kind of like a 13 year old kid, except that it's pretty creepy since he's supposedly a grown man.
So yeah, all things are Creamer to him, and of course, in his sick little world, any challenger to his princess are pretenders (or copycats).
I finally understand your game.
You've probably heard voices in your head telling you how BJ is going to take over the world.
It's no biggy.
Just go visit your doctor, there is medication for this sort of thing you know.
I think you're right, Paula Creamer doesn't need anyone to defend her because nobody is attacking her.
Only Baldwin tries to make it into some big Creamer versus Wie matchup whereas most of us would like to see both of them do well.
Brittany has the longest average drive on the LPGA this year. She is definitely a work in progress, making the cut only about half the time. But who knows what she will be doing in a few years.
Why didn't those two girl turn professional, or join the futures tour. They could sign for 10 million if they're that good.
She has a 2nd place at the US womens open but little else.
She won an amatuer title at 17, which is very good. However Michelle won this same title at 13.
As regards the other players being pissed off. Most of them are probably pissed off by her 10 million deal. Most of them are also probably pissed off when Michelle finishes way ahead of them in the few tournaments that she is in.
Here is the undeniable truth for the season of 2005.
In the 7 tournaments they have played together:
Top 10's Paula 2, Michelle 4.
Top 15's Paula 3, Michelle 6.
Finishes: Michelle has finished ahead of Paula 5 times. Paula has finished ahead 2 times.
Pretty overwhelming stats. They speak for themselves.
You need to take your own advice--Michelle never attended Leadbetter's Academy.
He coaches her now however.
She played a limited schedule -only 7 events in the summmer b/c of school.
She would have made over $ 700,000 and been 8th on the LPGA money list-in 7 events!!
Imagine if she played a full schedule like Creamer who is also 3 years older
with a lot more experience.
Get your facts straight.
One thing is, why is this a MUCH bigger accomplishment? I thought in your book a win is a win. You've been boosting Creamers bit tournament win as a valid third tournament for her.
As regards winning this Pressel tournament, it was a tournament that Michelle didn't even BOTHER to enter, because winning it would mean little to her. Her accomplishments in the mens amatuer was MUCH better.
She instead went up against the men (the first woman to ever qualify) and got to the quarter final of the mens US AMATUER PUBLIC LINKS (feel free to correct if this is the wrong tournament). How far do you think Pressel would have got? Why do I have a feeling Shanks will ignore that last question!
Norman You again are clueless Paula and Michelle both attended Leadbetter's, where Paula spanked MW on a regular basis.Paula was the world's jr champ at age 16 Paula wins, wins, wins throught her first 6 yrs in golf.Michelle tries to beat men and cannot show any credentials. Daddy lines her up for the press and MW cannot make any serious rounds to beat people her own age. Do the homework.
Winning jr tournaments isn't worth the paper it's written on. I bet you could rhymn off some of Tigers junior achievements ..... BUT how about Ernie Els, or Michelson, or Singh, can anyone name there achievements. No because they don't really matter. At the end of the day, it is big time tournaments which matter.
For example the Evian Masters which Paula won. That matters.
The junior titles are a very nice accomplishment when you are a junior, but when you get older, they don't matter very much at all.
In relation to Paula beating Michelle, when was this? Was it when she was 12 yrs old or something.
.... because this year, with MW 15 and Puala 18 years old,
Paula has beat Michelle 28% of the time (2 from 7). That is pretty good though for Paula because 28% isn't actually that bad against such a GREAT player.
Paula Creamer-- Rookie of the Year, Multiple LPGA winner, Solheim Cup member, 2nd on Money List, 2nd in World Rankings (because Wie misses minimum tournament cutoff by two tournamants)
Disappointments-- Only so-so in majors (she is only 18)
Morgan Pressel-- US Women's AM Winner, AJGA PLayer of the year, Junior Solheim Cup member, Would be 4th in world rankings if had enough events to qualify
Disappointments-- Girls Junior Am, Only so-so in LPGA events other than womens open (She is only 17).. did not have as good an amatuer year as Ryan Moore had in '04.
Michelle Wie- Average LPGA Major finish of 5th in 2005 (second to Annika), Average dollars per tournament (if she were a pro) second to Annika, would be top 12 on money list in 2005 in 1/3 the events, would be ranked 2nd in world rankings (needed two more events to qualify), Has a winning record against every LPGA player this year except Annika..they are 3-3-1
Disappointments- No wins (she is only 15), no PGA cuts (ditto)--
Whether people like it or not there is a big difference between being 15 and being 17 or 18 (Think of varsity teams and how few 15 year olds make them). Michelle DID NOT attend Ledbetter's and Paula Creamer does not and did not have a winning lifetime record in tournamants they both have played (in other words Michelle almost always finishes higher). Michelle also has historically finished higher than Pressel (although Pressel one a head to head a few years ago the girls junior).
I do think winning matters and in that area she fell short of her goals anf Paula and Morgan this year. But with that said..her average level of play has been higher, carrying more expectations, more pressure and most importantly being materially younger.
ps I saw Dana Quigley as a vision in pink last sunday. Was he copying Paula too??
I also messed up on the finish in the majors this year. Annika averaged an 8th (1,1,23,5) and Michelle Wie a 13th (14,2,23,3)... but good lookin Natalie Gulbis snuck between them with an average finish of 11 (17,5,4,8). Still if a 15 year old boy averaged 13th in the majors with two top 3's the story would be HUGE (remember Justin Rose's finish, How about Matt Kuchar's? and they finished lower in a single major at an older age!
I think it is pretty clear that Creamer had a poor major year, but hopefully she will improve next year and challenge more.
Wie was much more of a force, hopefully she can keep it up next year.
Annika was great as expected.
Guilbis certainly is consistant, not just in majors, but right across her LPGA events.
Average of 14th is not exactly poor (I think it is the 5th best reult). just not as good as Wie.
That's a good point. I just meant I would have expected her to get more higher finishes.
Paula's finishes were: 19, 3, 19, 15.
Michelle's finishes: 14, 2, 23, 3.
None of Paula's were BAD finishes but I'd just have liked her to have challenged more, given that she had a full season, and had a couple of confidence boosting titles along the way.
Given that Paula had so much extra play than Michelle I would have expected the results to be the opposite way. For Michelle to do better, having played less LPGA tourneys in the lead ups is outstanding for her.
What should scare the living hell out of everyone on the LPGA tour is these players will only get better as they get older and smarter. As far as players on the LPGA being pissed off I doubt it. Wie's endorsment only signaled that the LPGA might finally get some of the respect it's due and some of the money it has long been looking for. Kind of like Colonial were Vijay should have kept his mouth shut when Annika brought more spectators and full thurs., fri., TV coverage to a non major tour stop.
The other key thing about Wei is she has been taught to set her sights on the top of the sport. Not just the top of the "women's" part of the sport. Good for her and good for sports. Will she be able to win a PGA tour event? Who knows. But trying to get her game in shape to win at that level will only serve to make her a more devastating player in the LPGA. she has already passed the first test showing that she is not afraid to go up against the men. Keep in mind Missing the cut at eh Sony Open by 1 means she pretty much beat HALF the men there. We're talking guys that PASSED Q school. They better get used to it.
As far as Dad goes he'll have to back off at some point. Now that Nike and others have an investment in Michelle they'll insist that she have a good pro caddy and dad butt out. For 10 million BJ will learn to back off.
Well stated, it's nice to have some intelligent conversation around here.
Agreed, these girls have already proved themselves at pro level.
I like many am tired of all the hype and of constantly hearing about Michelle Wie. Go win some events!
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it's pretty obvious, that you must have a smaller brain than a pea.
Get a life, Chris. Obviously, you need to find a different day job.
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