Michelle Wie at LPGA Championship: "Women's intuition" made her withdraw at Ginn
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Michelle Wie now wants everyone to know about her wrist injury. Wie opened her press conference at the LPGA Championship this afternoon with an unprompted, long-winded explanation of her actions at the Ginn Tribute.
Wie says that she actually tweaked her wrist on the 10th hole and should have withdrawn then. As the free world now knows, Wie didn’t quit until she was on her 17th tee (the eighth on the course), 14 over par, two bogeys from having the 88 rule and a LPGA Tour-year ban go into effect.
“I should have stopped playing when I tweaked it on the 10th hole,” Wie said. “But as stubborn as I am, I just kept on playing. It was my first event (back from injury) and I was like, ‘Hell no, I’m not quitting. I can do better than that.’ And I just kept on going, but I regret not quitting before.”
Wie called the talk about her quitting to avoid the 88 rule, “just ridiculous.”
She says she took Friday off after withdrawing from the Ginn and then was out on Bulle Rock - the LPGA Championship course - practicing Saturday. Wie also revealed that doctors told her she cannot injure the wrist further by playing. “My doctor said that it’s totally fine, I can totally play and I won’t hurt it anymore,” Wie said. “My bone is completely healed.”
Which brought up natural follow up questions of why quit with two holes left in the first round of the Ginn if there was no chance of hurting the wrist further. Annika Sorenstam is wondering right along with the media.
“I needed to get ice on it,” Wie said by way of explanation. “I needed to stop playing for that day. I expire after a certain amount of shots.”
Wie offered more reasoning that left some head scratching.
“It was my decision,” she said. “It was my women’s intuition, shall you say, to shut it down, because I felt something was not right with my body and I just needed to work on it a little bit.”
Wie and the LPGA Tour are no doubt expecting her work will last 72 holes this majors week.
For a complete story and column on the Wie day one of the LPGA Championship, stay tuned to WorldGolf.com tomorrow morning.
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She came out in her press conference, discussed things like her injury that people complained she hadn't talked about, but the complaints go from one thing to another.
There are certain sections of the media that have it in for her and they have kept trying to come up with new things to complain about.
At least there is Chris Baldwin the unbiased reporter who will be reporting from the lpga championship!!!!!!!!!
The media do not have to come up with things to complain about.
Bubbles supplies all the ammo they need. Her and her entourage.
Even superstar Annika thinks she's a three-star phony.
Annika didn't say any such thing.
How can you keep thinking She is for real. Her thinking is so askew, it was way overdue for someone to question her integrity. She has even lost track of her lies. She is now contradicting herself at an even greater pace than before.
Bubble's mind and Emotions are in such conflict and Turmoil She will probably wiff the golf Ball, let alone hit a fairway.
She will probably show up with a cast on her arm..
Allow me to put it this way. Nancy Lopez was 19 over for 36 holes at the Ginn Open, and Michelle was 14 over for 16 holes at the Ginn Tribute. Nancy has done much better than Michelle so far this year. Unless we assume that Michelle Wie's performance was seriously hampered by injury, we should feel safe predicting that Nancy Lopez will ourperform Michelle Wie in this year's LPGA Championship. I am putting down that prediction on behalf of all the people who are criticizing Michelle Wie.
On another thread, you said that as far as you were concerned, Bubbles was as good a bet as anyone in the field to win the LPGA championship.
Yeah, sure. In her last two outings on the LPGA tour, Bubbles finisheda five over par 17th in a 20-player field, and withdrew after being 14 over in 16 holes. That's it. Period.
In the field we have three time winners Se Ri and Annika, Karrie, another major winner, Juli, and all the winners of LPGA events since the last LPGA championship, and you think that non-winner, Bubbles is as good as any, even better than Lorena, the present world number one.
Jimbo, don't ever take that type of logic to the betting windows at a racetrack.
Yes I think Wie is as good a bet as any. If you think there is someone who is a better bet name her. Including all the winners since the last LPGA Championship you are naming about 20 players. I'm willing to concede that the odds the winner will be one of those 20 is better than the odds of the winner being any one specific player--but I ask you to name one player you think has a better shot. Unless you do I will take your pick to be the first player you named, Se Ri Pak. Fair enough?
If you think 3 time winners of the LPGA Championship are a good bet, you might like to know there is another one in the field you didn't mention. Nancy Lopez.
She's finished as I have stated before. Seeing her Robotic emotions convinces me even more that She's done. You can not be that way and play good golf at the same time.
You can play instinct sports with those non-Emotions, but not golf which requires the mind getting involved.
As far as my picking a player who has a better shot at the title than Bubbles, I'm glad you asked. You don't have to take my word for it, posted below are the odds as quoted by Pinnacle Sports Wagering, one of the premier betting sites on sports.
Lorena 3.7 to 1
Annika 8 to 1
Paula 14 to 1
Karrie 20 to 1
Christie 20 to 1
M.H. Kim 25 to 1
Juli 35 to 1
Sarah 35 to 1
Se Ri 35 to 1
Bubbles and Ai Mi are at 36 to 1, although I don't know why Bubbles has such low odds.
Morgan 45 to 1
So Jimbo, I'd be willing to wager if it were legal, that ALL of the above mentioned golfers will finish higher than Bubbles. For a single winner, I like Karrie.
This is fair, because if Michelle plays unhampered by injury which is a question, and if she hits form she has a fair chance, but Morgan has very little chance regardless of what form she is in.
As usual, you are wrong.
The bookmakers have posted such an artificially low line on Bubbles to elicit the kind of thought that you've just expressed, that Bubbles has a better chance at winning the event than Morgan and about 135 other players.
In reality, the true odds on Bubbles winning the LPGA championship are infinity to 1, and I'm not talking about a car model.
I'd say the odds on Bubbles making the cut are 36 to 1, and that is assuming that she finishes two rounds.
There, there, young man. Drink your warm milk and go along with the nice men in the white coats. The nurse will be along with your medication soon.
All true. The golfcart had been sent out to the seventh green to pick up the Wie entourage as soon as she told the official of her withdrawal.
But the Wie-wee's posting on this site will never agree. It's too obvious.
My pick does not seem all that outrageous.
I explained to Big Stan why the odds on Bubbles were so artificially low.
But hey, if you think she is a good bet, try to get something down on her.
Who knows? You may be right for the first time in a few years.
Anyone can withdraw for any reason. If they withdraw about 5 times in a season the tour starts to ask questions.
I find it very strange that you're reading homosexual sites, very strange indeed. Hmm, you are English, correct?
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