Lesser players scared to talk Michelle Wie at LPGA Championship?
Which doesn’t mean many of them are willing to take the same step.
There’s a big difference between the power of Annika and the scores of players who toil in the shadows week after week. Players without Annika or even Paula Creamer’s clout are hesitant to criticize the 17-year-old who already has LPGA Tour officials in the palm of her hand. (See Ginn Tribute, withdrawal).
Even a middling veteran like Michele Redman, who’s been out on Tour for 15 years, dodges the subject of Wie like she’s playing that old school Frogger video game.
When Redman is asked if she has a few minutes, she shoots back, “Depends what the questions are on.”
When Wie’s name comes up, Redman’s suddenly walking a lot faster to the clubhouse.
“I really don’t have an opinion on any of that,” she said.
For a full column on the extent of Wie’s power over the LPGA and why Laura Davies thinks the Tour should embrace it, check out the front of WorldGolf.com. This is where you’ll find complete coverage of the LPGA Championship all week.
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Don't assume Laura Davies had the best interests of the LPGA in mind when she made her comments. She may wish to be friendly with Michelle Wie in the hopes that Michelle will use her stsr power to help the LET challenge the LPGA for supremacy in ladies' golf.
With that last paragraph, you have proven that you have lost it.
Say it isn't so, Jimbo.
Tell us that you've been joking all along.
Some might have thought that the other players weren't speaking out against Wie because they weren't against her.
Given the verocity that you and your coherts have chased them with even chasing Michelle Redman to the clubhouse trying to get her to say something negative, some might have thought that maybe there is in fact not as much negativity as you might have pretended.
But of course you have explained it. They are too scared. One might wonder why would they be scared to follow the lead of Annika. Surely Annika speaking out gives anyone else a license to speak out. You haven't explained that Chris.
Given that reporters have harassed players and can't get them to speak negatively that shows that there just isn't that much negativity towards Michelle from lpga players.
You're absolutely right.
There is NO animosity on the LPGA towards Bubbles.
Why should there be?
Just because Bubbles gets things handed to her while all the others have to qualify is no reason for any petty jealousy.
And we all know that women are NEVER envious of another girl who has more than they do, especially when it's not earned or deserved. Heavens no!
I like your sarcasm...
The former players have joined the current ones in absolutely killing "Bubbles".
I used to think it was sour grapes by old women who wanted think just as they used to be...
Until Wie pulled that dog-ate-my-homework crap last week.
The worse she plays, the more likely other players will come after her.
Ease off on Chris. He is preparing for the possibility of jumping ship. He is not a Wie supporter yet, but he could become one. And why vent any anger at Chris--better to safe the anger for Bivens and the Aryan Queen. Annika reminds me of Isiah Thomas in 1984 and his vendetta against the rookie Michael Jordan.
Annika's actions could be a PR nightmare for her. She may have some difficulty selling those multi-thousand dollar tickets to play rounds with her.
My advice to you is to lay off the sauce. It's too early for you to be drinking heavily.
Like it or not, Wie will make them rich like Tiger did for the PGA.
My suggestion to the LPGA players is to keep their thoughts to themselves and only say thank you if they are so compulsed to speak up.
Did you ever think that some people may care about something more than money? Perhaps you need to do some soul-searching because you seem to lack honor, perspective and a sense of decency.
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