Michelle Wie only wishes she could be washed up John Daly in Vegas at Frys.com Open
Michelle Wie only wishes she could be John Daly in Las Vegas for a non-headline tournament like the Frys.com Open.
Not the Daly in his prime with major hardware on his shelf. Don’t be ridiculous. No, right now Wie would settle for being women’s golf’s version of the washed up Daly.
This Daly did pretty much the best that he can do these days in his extended Sin City weekend. He played very inconsistent golf against a field that wasn’t scaring anyone. Daly went 74-63-77-67 to finish in a tie for 44th.
And everyone in Vegas just seems delighted (and maybe a little shocked) that Daly showed up on time for his tee time four straight days in his favorite city on earth, outside of perhaps Biloxi (though Vegas’ Hooters hotel could be shifting the balance for Big John).
Meanwhile, Wie talked about how she shouldn’t have played all year, then still played in the Samsung, stealing a spot from a much more deserving player and then avoided finishing dead last by one shot with a Sunday 71 that will surely be compared to Johnny Miller’s 63 at Oakmont by the Wie Warriors.
Advantage: Fat, old washed up Big John.
At least Daly had huge talent to waste.
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Big John doesn't go around thinking he's a big shot. The reason he is popular because he's real and truthful. Bubbles is under the delusion She's great. Just wait till next time she seems to say. Bubbles may someday be competitive but will never win a tournament. At least John has won a few.
She just got an injury, came back too early and played some bad rounds.
Her 4th round at the Samsung did at least show some improvement and suggests that as she plays more competitive golf she will improve more.
Shut up, Michelle! Take you're 19th place finish, you're constant excuses, you're pathetic use of the english language and you're non-existant golf game and go away.
When do you think that Bubbles will win her first event , remember the one that you confidently predicted for 2007, then changed to early 2008?
We can see that it doesn't take much to bouy Stanley's spirits.
Bubbles started the final round at the Samsung 31 strokes from the lead, and finished 36 shots from the lead, and Stanley looks on that result as cause for optimism.
That indeed is an actual quote from her press conference after the final round.
However, that bit of wisdom is only part of it. The rest is even more weird. You can read the rest on the LPGA website.
She will play in next years Samsung having won an lpga event and joined the tour before it.
How does Stanley propose that Bubbles will join the LPGA next year?
The same way that he thinks she will win an LPGA tournament.
In his dreams.
What he probably believes is that Bubbles will get a year-long exemption WHEN she wins an event. Notice that he doesn't say when that will happen
won something...top honors in MSNBC Sports
"Whine of the Week"... here's the link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3298669/
More people show up to watch Bubbles do a train wreck than to see her do good.
I wonder if The LPGA or The PGA have figured that out yet
All right, Jimbo, admit it. You're joking. You gave to be putting us on. We know you're a Wie Warrior from the old school, but your latest post has got to be an attempt at satire.
But in the unlikely event that you're serious, I'll quote you a few statistics from the recent Samsung.
In the first round, Bubbles had the poorest score of the 20 golfers, a79 which was 12 shots more than the best round.
In the second round, her score was 19th of 20 posted, and 13 strokes behind the best score posted.
In the third round, her 77 was agsin the poorest score recorded, and again 13 shots more than the best.
In the final round, the one that seems to have renewed your faith in Bubbles, only 8 of the 20 golfers scored better than Bubbles. She, along with three others, tied for ninth best score. And this time she was ONLY five strokes off the best round.
For the tournament, Bubbles finished 19th out of 20 golfers, and that by a single stroke. She was a whopping 13 shots behind the 18th placer, and 36 strokes behind the winner.
Only an incurable Wie Worshipper could glean anything positive from a miserable performance such as that.
But the PC media was invested too much in her success to hold her accountable - a good reason why the so-called "mainstream media" sucks.
Bighorn is one of Wie's home courses. If you have ever played golf, you know what a huge advantage that is. Wie also arrived earlier than the other players and got more practice rounds. She's not a Tour member and still doesn't have to abide by the rules the other ladies must. Soooo, even with an unfair advantage, on her home course, she got schooled. She got piledriven. She got punked. The LPGA should refuse her entry into any other tournament until she qualifies through Q-School, Futures Tour wins, or some other PERFORMANCE based criteria. Otherwise, there's just no integrity left in the game.
She is a failure and has not learn maturity for the same reasons that Park's departments don't want you to feed the wild game, where they will become dependant on others and not themself's!!
Q. I know you came into the week pretty optimistic, can you assess the week for us, obviously it was disappointing from the start.
MICHELLE WIE: Oh, it was. I haven't played for a while. It took me a lot longer than I thought to get back into the game. Definitely I think that it was a lot better. And I was really proud of myself for not giving up this whole week, that I just fought through. And today I just fought through the round. Obviously I had a couple of missed shots, but I made a lot of putts today, and I think today, you know, helped me to think very positively.
Q. In accessing your year, it's not been the greatest year but you had injuries. What do you take away from it and how do you prepare for next year?
MICHELLE WIE: Yes, it was really unfortunate. I battled a lot of injuries. I mean, it's a freak accident really that caused it. You know it was very unfortunate. You know, it's only going to make me stronger. I really believe that. And I think I will be a lot stronger this year and I'm going to look forward to the future.
Q. Confidence is obviously such a big part of golf, what did the year do to your confidence level?
MICHELLE WIE: Well, you know, obviously, it didn't help my confidence. But, you know, just erase it from my mind. You know, start this year like it never really happened. Because in my mind I didn't play bad because I played bad. I played bad because I shouldn't have played. And, you know, the decision on my part. But it wasn't really my fault either because I really wanted to play. I did what I wanted to do this year. You know, I did play bad but I got to play this year. I felt I was very lucky doing that.
Q. The rest of your year, what is your schedule as far as playing?
MICHELLE WIE: You know, I'm not really sure yet. I'm going to take it weekend by weekend and see how it progresses and go from there.
If you look at Wie's scores over her past five tournaments, she actually performed in a consistent manner at the Samsung. She is consistently have one or two decent rounds, and one or two nightmares. The only thing that was unusual about her 71 is that she broke par, which is only the second time in the past 16 months. I would not get to excited about her final round and I don't think it is because she started feeling better. The way she has been playing over the past year and a half, if you give her four rounds, she will have one or two good rounds, but will make a mess out of the ones remaining.
I am sorry...but one round does not a golfer make. One thing to keep in mind, she started the tourney knowing there wasn't a cut. That point aside, had MW shot a 65 or 66, your point may have had a little more validity. Any scratch golfer can shoot a 71 one time over four rounds. Any scratch golfer can get his/her stuff together for a round or two out of four. That doesn't make them a pro, nor does it indicate they are ready, or able, to handle the professional game.
What do you think her score would have been had there been a cut? Anyone's guess...but at the very least, I don't think she would have fared any better.
Actually, if there had been cut at the Samsung, Bubbles' final score would have been 158, and she would have missed that cut.
14 over par in two rounds on a course familiar to Bubbles on which she had practiced diligently, one with wide fairways and receptive greens, and in perfect conditions would have left her far outside the cut line.
That course played super easy for nearly all the players, Bubbles and Bettina excluded.
Even when she played her "spectacular" 71, which seems to have buoyed the hopes of the Wiebots, 8 other players bested her score and three others tied it. Hardly a cause for the euphoria sweeping over the Wie Warriors.
A difference was she got better later in the event, which suggests her body is holding up better. But she started poorly, probably due in large part to limited practice due tho her injury. No one conisders 71 to be spectacular, butit was a respectable score--and I am sure she feels a lot better than if she had shot another 77 or 79,
Bubbles' 71 was not even the median score for all the rounds played in the Samsung.
42 of the 80 rounds played were lower scores than her 71. Six were equal to her 71.
The AVERAGE score for all rounds played in the Samsung was 71.6. That average even includes those bust-out rounds posted by Bubbles and Bettina.
Removing those big rounds by the B-girls from the equation, Bubbles' 71 was only equal to the average of the 18 other players.
That is quite some method of rationalizing, Jimbo.
You conveniently downplay Bubbles three other rounds, and make some rosy assumptions based on her best round, which was mediocre compared to those posted by the field.
You've cemented your reputation as the "Baghdad Bob" of the internet.
Still at it I see.
I haven't been to this site for over 12 months but was interested to see if you (a high flyer lawyer)were still wasting your valuable time contributing to this meaningless drivel.
I wasn't dissapointed.
"Yes, I killed him, but I didn't kill him because I killed him but because I shouldn't have shown up at his door. I have to take responsibility for that. But it wasn't my fault because I wanted to kill him."
Alex, being a lawyer, perhaps you can help me out. Somehow I don't think this would cut any ice in a court of law, but perhaps I'm missing something. Maybe it would pass muster in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals? I can't quite seem to ferret out the rationale here.
This thread only became meaningless drivel when you posted.
Welcome back, Big Al!
We're glad to see that you intend to defend the cup!
Bubbles' explanation of her most recent catastrophe is reminiscent of an vignette that is old but pertinent in this case.
It's the one about the guy who was found guilty of parricide by a jury of his peers.
At his sentencing, when giving his statement, he pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
Now, the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals would undoubtedly buy that line of reasoning, especially it was delivered by a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army or La Rasa.
Although I have learned to expect
the unexpected from the Wiebots like Norman, Stanley, and now Jack, their unanimity in that Bubbles should drop out of Stanford after only three weeks is amazing.
Supposedly, she has been looking forward to college life at Stanford for at least five years. Now her alleged supporters want to to jack the whole thing for life on obscure tours in places like Lichtenstein and Indonesia.
I've got an even better suggestion. If the competition is still too tough for Bubbles on the Japan, Korea, or European ladies tours, ther is one tour on which she will surely excel, and it's in Asia where she is immensely popular.
That would be the venerable Wednesday afternoon league of the Outer Mongolian Yogurt Makers and Yak Herders. Their golf is played at the renowned Steppe Course outside of Ulan Bator. The final event on the calendar will be the annual Tundra Open to be played as soon as the top layer of permafrost melts.
MICHELLE WIE: You know, I'm not really sure yet. I'm going to take it weekend by weekend and see how it progresses and go from there.
Michelle, don't you mean week by week, after all the weekends are reserved for those girls who make the cut.
As you surely know, Bubbles can't play anymore events on the LPGA tour in 2007 since she has accepted all her allowable exemptions.
Last year, the only tournament in which she played after the Samsung was the Casio in Japan. Ther, she shot two rounds over 80 and missed the cut by a mile.
I can't imagine the committee at the Casio granting her another exemption. But you never know.
Bubbles did get a freebie to the Samsung. And recently the director of the Kraft Nabisco stated that he would LOVE to be able to grant Bubbles an exemption to that tournament, but since she wasn't an LPGA member, he just couln't.
My question is WHY would anyone in that position WANT to grant an exemption to a golfer so eminently unqualified?
The Kraft tournament director wanted to invite her to play the event because she is a big draw and is good for ticket sales and tv audiences.
Furthermore, he knows that she was injured for much of 2007 and she should be right back on form for the 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
"I just felt like it was time to move in another direction, relatively speaking," Wie said in a statement released this week.
"B.J. is a fine man, and he's still young enough to have other daughters he can screw up as badly as he screwed me up," the teenage golfer added.
"We at Wie Enterprises, the home of unwarranted hype, wish him all the best in his future endeavors," she said.
"The search for my new father will begin as soon as I shoot myself out of contention this weekend."
That was funny. Kudos to you.
I need a few laughs. Explain to me why you still think Bubbles is a"big draw?"
Could it be her mythical 300 yard drives? Her 34-putt rounds? Hitting about 25% of fairways and greens? What makes her such a big attraction?
You know, if anyone else wrote something that silly, I'd assume he was joking.
But coming from you, I am sure you are serious.
Everyone has the privilege to fantasize, but you're abusing that privilege.
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