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Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
If all she actually said was that she didn't want to think she needed a 66, because that was limited thinking--my guess would be that she meant the opposite of what Faldo was saying. In her position I would have been thinking, I can shoot a 68 because I did that on Thursday. That may not give me a great chance of winning, but it could give me a chance, and I don't just want to assume that that won't be enough. I think she wanted to set the more realistic goal of 68, and of course hope for more, rather than set a goal that might be unrealistic.
2007-06-10 @ 21:55
Comment from: R.L. [Visitor] Email
I'm not sure she meant either. She plays every shot as if it could be her last. That is not a bad way to be. In fact the only time any golfer should think differently is when they have a 2 stroke lead going to the 72nd hole of a tournament.
2007-06-11 @ 01:29
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
No Jim. According to Faldo she told him that she didn't want to limit herself, that she could be 6-under after nine in theory (her example) and then what then if she only thought 66. Faldo says that's how Tiger thinks too.

Now I'm not ready to compare Pressel to Tiger in any way myself (though she is obviously much better than Michelle Wie). But if Nick Faldo wants to, it's interesting news.
2007-06-11 @ 01:34
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
If Morgan Pressel had won the lpga championship she could have been considered the best young player around.
However her back door win at the Kraft did not prove it. There all she did was post a clubhouse lead, 3 shots behind the leader. This is something Michelle and numerous other players have done at events where they didn't have the good fortune of the leader stumbling so badly as Pettersen did there.

I would not be surprised if the 2007 Kraft was Morgan Pressel's only 2007 win on the lpga tour.
2007-06-11 @ 10:52
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stanley,

When will Bubbles get that first win in 2007 that you have confidently predicted?
2007-06-11 @ 12:43
Comment from: Joltin Joe [Visitor] Email
"If Morgan Pressel had won the lpga championship she could have been considered the best young player around"

And if she finished 84th she might be considered the worst young player around. But alas, that honor goes to the winless millionaire.
2007-06-11 @ 12:49
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex,
I predicted that she would win at some stage in 2007, I didn't give an actual tournament. The Evian, British and Canadian tournaments are all possiblities as are any other tournaments she might add to it.
2007-06-11 @ 15:05
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Joe. Is Nancy Lopez still considered to be a young player? I know she was a one time. If so it should be noted that Michelle Wie did a lot better than Nancy,
2007-06-11 @ 15:23
Comment from: Joltin Joe [Visitor] Email
"Is Nancy Lopez still considered to be a young player?"

Ridiculous comparison. Nancy Lopez has skins on the wall and is past her prime. Wie has an empty trophy case with place holders for her imaginary green jackets, and her Ryder Cup players badges. Nancy Lopez has 48 LPGA wins, including 3 majors.

Good Lord! Why do these people have to be told over and over again?
2007-06-11 @ 16:14
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Is US Women's Amateur Champion Kimberley Kim considered a young player? Wie made the cut, while Kim did not. But maybe Wie just got lucky. Let's wait a couple of weeks and see how the two do at the US Women's Open.
2007-06-11 @ 19:12
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
Chris, good job with the on-site blogs.
2007-06-12 @ 08:39
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

Since you want to make comparisons, try comparing Bubbles to 18 year old Na On Min.

Without a bit of fanfare, Na finished 3rd, 12 under par, to Bubbles 84th, 21 over par.

Jim C.

Read those figures and weep.
2007-06-12 @ 09:43
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
By Wie critic standards 18 year old Min lost. Certainly none of the high finishes by Wie were ever praised like this one by Min, even though Wie finished second in the LPGA Championship at 15, and was top 5 within two shots of the lead in 3 different Majors as a 16 year old.

According to Wie critics, Kimberley Kim was a better golfer last year than Michelle Wie because she won a prestgious tournament, the Womens Amateur, while Wie won nothing. Yet even with all her struggles the past two weeks, Wie was able to make the LPGA cut, while Sim was not. It sounds like even with all her problems, Wie is still playing better than the best female amateur golfer in the world.
2007-06-12 @ 10:35
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

I must remind you that "better" is the comparative form of "good."

Since Bubbles game is absolutely terrible, she is not playing "better than anyone.

"Worse" than 83 other golfers would be a more apt description of her atrocious play.

Bubbles has not been good by any means for close to a year.
2007-06-12 @ 12:30
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Alex: Since you want to make comparisons, try comparing Bubbles to 18 year old Na On Min.
Without a bit of fanfare, Na finished 3rd, 12 under par, to Bubbles 84th, 21 over par.
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Fair play to an 18 year old Na On Min for getting her first top 5 in a major.
Michelle before turning 17, had 6 such top 5s in majors.
Were you in such praise of those?
2007-06-13 @ 09:17
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Jim: Is US Women's Amateur Champion Kimberley Kim considered a young player?
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Jim,
When she won the US Amateur they made such claims. After that she made the cut at the US Womens Open finishing just 23 strokes behind Michelle. Then she played SBS missed cut, Field Open missed cut, Kraft missed cut, lpga championship missed cut. Why have they stopped with the Kimberly Kim praise? They have moved onto the next flavour that's why. It won't take them long to abandon Na On Min either.
2007-06-13 @ 09:22
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Thanks putt4par for the story.
2007-06-14 @ 18:19

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