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Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
You must be joking Chris.
After her Samsung result, there was no way that Wie was going to play the Casio.
As she showed by pulling out of the JD, she has gained the maturity to know when to not play certain events.

Had she performed better at the Samsung, maybe a couple of rounds in the sixties, then of course she may have played, but it just wasn't an option in 2007 for her.

And Chris, I don't think she will play the Sony Open either.
She will play her next mens events, having performed well in women's events before it.
2007-10-31 @ 07:57
Comment from: Oui Oui Oui [Visitor] Email
Baldwin,

Have you looked up the definition of 'beating a dead horse' lately?

You might see Wie's picture next to it.
2007-10-31 @ 08:44
Comment from: smudge [Visitor] Email
The funniest part was Wie's camp's comments continuing to claim injury as the reason that "she" allegedly decided not to play. CMON almost a year for a break? we're talking about a 17 year old. bones that young almost heal instantly. She is washed up and yet still clinging to some unrealistic view of her ability. What I really can't understand is why Nike features her as one of their players. Best part is reviewing the other players and scrolling through the wins. Funny how hers is blank.
2007-10-31 @ 11:20
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Eight months for a hairline fracture of the wrist to heal??? give me a break!!
2007-10-31 @ 13:31
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Not only does it take time for an injury to heal, it takes time for the muscles around that injured place to regain the strength that had not been used.
If you listened to Leadbetter, he explained clearly how Michelle made the mistake of not rehabbing properly.
She should have healed and then went through the rehabbing process and building strength, then the more intensive practice and then started playing competitively again.
She came back too soon, and that just lengthened the injury and how long it would affect her.
It was a silly mistake and not the first mistake that Team Wie have made.
But Leadbetter has said that she has been working with some top people for her rehabbing and is much stronger, so it is just a case of practice.
2007-10-31 @ 17:30
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Stanley (and that's my middle name), you are delusional. You have muscles in your wrists? She fell while roller blading, for Jack's sake. We're not talking about a Hoganesque car crash, for Tiger's sake. She has often admitted that she hates to practice. She clearly hates to rehab, too. A shovel is a shovel, not a spade.
2007-10-31 @ 21:31
Comment from: Mike [Visitor] Email
Practice? Give me a break. It is 95% mental with MW. Compare how she played before turning pro(pretty well but with absolutely no pressure) to how her game has deteriorated since turning pro(now the real pressure is on) Although I personally feel sympathy for her, Team Wie is responsible for this sad mess.
2007-10-31 @ 21:36
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
If Casio can turn Wie-Wee away, then so ahould the PGA & Champions. Make her earn the right to play. She needs to win (at this point) SEVERAL LPGA events to prove she is worthy to compete at the PGA level.
2007-11-01 @ 04:28
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Ron Mon,
If you break your wrist and aren't doing your usual golf practice and other general work, the muscles in your arm and shoulder etc will get weaker, and it does take time to build them up again, and that is crucial to the golf swing.
2007-11-01 @ 08:17
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Mike: "Compare how she played before turning pro(pretty well but with absolutely no pressure) to how her game has deteriorated since turning pro(now the real pressure is on) "
________

Mike, after she turned pro, she was top 5 in her first three majors.
2007-11-01 @ 08:18
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Ron Mon,

You'll never be ab le to convince Stanley that Bubbles' injury was anything but serious, even career-threatening.

Stanley sure wears a lot of hats.

First, he told us about all the inside knowledge he was privy to, since he is in the "golf business."

He professes to know all the inner workingf of the Wie cabal.

Now he would have people believe he is a top-notch orthopedic surgeon.
2007-11-01 @ 13:40
Comment from: Florida Mike [Visitor] Email
Alex, I take xrays for a top orthopaedic surgeon. It is very rare that this type of injury would require the extended amount of time in which to heal. I think more of her problem comes from:
1. Her changing of her golf swing (which was poetry in motion) in order to try and add distance and so have a better chance in the PGA tournaments.
2. Her unorthodox way of rehabing from her injury.
3. Her mental state of mind due to both her unique way of becoming a pro and her recent struggles after years of success.
4. getting condemnation rather than adulation from the media


Hopefully she will have the strength of will to work through this, send her folks home to hawaii (who takes mom and dad to college?) and return to comptetive golf
2007-11-01 @ 14:24
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Florida Mike,

Since your area of expertise is in that field, perhaps you can answer this question:

What precisely was the nature of Miss Wie's injury? Also, where did the injury occur? I've asked these questons several times, but I've never received a satisfactory reply.

The last paragraph of your post presented what I consider an dismal omen on the furure golf career of Miss Wie. You said you had hopes that she would have the "strength of will" to work through her troubles.

For what it's worth, I've never known any teenage girl who had the "strength of will" to overcome any sort of tribulations. If they develope any emotional stability at all, it is when they enter their mid-twenties. Steel will is not a trait possessed by teenage girls.
2007-11-01 @ 17:15
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
It's about time a sponsor bailed. Her presence makes a mockery of the PGA Tour.
2007-11-02 @ 15:11
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Alex,
I find it interesting that the media can report "top secret" documents that have been "leaked" and can not get the real story behind Michelle's broken wrist. Evidently, the Wie Camp must run a tight ship with regard to Bubbles. I think MW had read too many times that she was a "golfing phenom" and she started to believe it.
2007-11-02 @ 20:34
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Most of the top LPGA players have first gone to college, then turned pro. The idea of MW turning pro then going to college is rather bazaar. Perhaps Alex can offer an intelligent comment why she decided to follow along this path. Was it her decision or mamas and papas decision?
2007-11-03 @ 14:45
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Joe,

You know as well as I do that the Wies were motivated by money. And to be honest, I don't blame them. After all, you never know what can happen in a few years; your stock could fall (as hers has), or you could get injured.

What I do blame them for is being complete phonies and allowing their daughter to behave like a conceited, callow brat.
2007-11-03 @ 20:12
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

Miss Wie declared as a professional just prior to her sixteenth birthday.
It was reported that this declaration came rather abruptly since her amateur standing had come into question because it appeared that she had breached several rules in her acceptance of travel expenses and other gratuities from tournament promoters. There is little doubt in my mind that her parents made the decision for her to turn pro, thereby making any questions moot concerning amateur status.

And thus far, her professional status has been an eminent success, with the single exception of her golf career. She has racked up millions in endorsements and appearance fees without accomplishing anything of note.

On another thread, I mentioned that a colleague of mine had seen her picture emblazoned on several billboards in Malaysia trumpeting her as a "champion golfer from Korea." So it looks like the William Morris agency and BJ and Bo will ride this one-trick pony to the finish line.

As far as Bubbles starting her college career after turning pro, I think it was more a matter of expediency than necessity. It got them the pot of gold and deflected any further investigation into the many questionable freebies that Bubbles was receiving at the behest of BJ and BO.

Joe, thanks for referring to some of my comments as intelligent. That makes at least two of us with the same opinion. :-)




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