At least USGA treats Michelle Wie like any other golfer ... Ok, not really
Every golfer in a USGA championship is treated equal.
OK, make that treated equal in theory.
For in turns out, that goes out the window when it comes to Michelle Wie. What went unreported in the mania over Winless Wonder’s run at 59th place at the U.S. Open qualifying is that the USGA put Wie’s hole-by-hole scoring at Canoe Brook on its home page, while every other golfer in the field only got their scores updated every nine holes.
Part of the reason this went unreported is the USGA didn’t get its hole by hole Wie scoring up until after her first nine holes - (apparently because of a technical glitch) - and people had moved on to other sites to catch the news.
But this is significant. It’s one thing for ESPN, Yahoo and the Golf Channel to go Wie crazy. It’s another for the governing body running the event to put her before other golfers.
Where was the hole by hole updates of Calvin Kupeyan’s qualifying attempt from Craswell, Oregon. Surely, Calvin had tons of friends and family from Canada who would have loved to see his 155 documented.
The USGA is all about treating its competitors equal after all.
Well, in blue blazer double talk anyways.
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You are saying that all of Wie's competitors were carrying web browsers around?
You do realize that the USGA (actually GHIN) very likely realized that they would have unprecedented traffic to their site for this qualifier. The Golf Channel did, they admitted it on the air.
Perhaps they wanted people coming to their site. FWIW: the USGA/GHIN didn't do a good job, Yahoo and others were as close to realtime as you could hope for. GHIN had numerous delays.
Amen to you brother.
It in no way helped her golf game or gave her any advantage there. It simply gave her numerous fans the opportunity to follow how she was doing.
And guess what? I bet Chris Baldwin was checking her score every 20 seconds or so.
That is precisely why Baldie is posting all these nonsenses... More hits! I promised myself that I will waste no more time on his blog but can't stand his nonsense... In fact, I found other site which had more substances in their discussions related to Michelle Wie and golf in general.
Baldie and Tim McD have done a tremendous job alienating a lot of people.
Ciao, Sayonara, So long...
Mr. Baldwin: for Sunday dinner, enjoy your goat with vinegar.
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