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Comment from: Mike [Visitor] Email
Why should she act negative, after achieving something that's pretty good. Don't forget, she is young. And if she learns from the experience and makes herself better the next time in that situation, then I'm sure she'll be a multi-winner every year on tour.
You writer types should try playing the game once in awhile, you have no idea how it feels to be in that situation.
md
2008-04-28 @ 07:35
Comment from: Oui Oui Oui [Visitor] Email
She cried at the post-round interview. I wouldn't say she didn't care enough.
2008-04-28 @ 08:35
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Chris,

The last time I checked, it was a two-person playoff.

In every such circumstance there can be only one winner and also one loser.

Since the sport in question is golf, we should hope to have a happy but gracious winner along with good loser. We have both. Tantrums and bitterness never accomplished a thing.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-04-28 @ 09:30
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I found her comment of “I’m going against one of the best players in the world ever to play golf. There’s a lot to learn from that” a bit perplexing. She three-putted the playoff hole. Seems she should be more focused on her own activities. Maybe THAT is what she learned from Sorenstam.
2008-04-28 @ 09:52
Comment from: Mike [Visitor] Email
A gracious loser is better than an angry one. I am sure she is upset with herself but she did pay homage to arguably the best female golfer of all time. I applaud her respect. I definitley would rather my daughter pattern herself after her than someone who curses and throws a fit.
Mike
2008-04-28 @ 17:43
Comment from: BV [Visitor]
Dang! I have to wonder why it is that Kiel, Ron, and Wolfie can't seem to write stuff like this - that draws people out of the woodwork to comment! Kudos, Bald One!

And kudos to Ms Creamer as well. She played well, lost, and was sporting about it. That's a real role model for young golfers.

Anyone care to imagine Ms Wie's comments had she been in Paula's place? ROTFL...I know it's a STRETCH to imagine her in a playoff, but still....I tend to doubt she'd have been half as gracious.
2008-04-29 @ 10:00
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
BV,

It doesn't bother me as much that Paula lost a sudden-death playoff to Annika as it does the manner in which she lost it.

Paula had out scored Annika head to head for the regulation 18 holes. We then had the number two and three women in the rankings start the playoff in what amounted to match play. Here was surely the makings of a memorable finish.

Paula smoked her tee shot, outdriving her more experienced opponent by plenty. Annika was forced to lay up, leaving the door open for Paula to throw caution to the winds, and go for the green in two. thereby applying pressure to her opponent. After all, the hole was only 514 yards, par five. Why not go for broke, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Instead, Paula chose to lay up with a PITCHING WEDGE! She actually put herself outside Annika despite her prodigious drive. What a waste! She then flew her approach over the pin, then three-putted for a bogey six.

Instead of a thrilling finish, we were treated to Annika backing into her 71st victory by two-putting from ten feet for a mundane par, truly a display of pitty-pat golf at its best.(or worst)

It's little wonder that many folks are bored to tears by the LPGA brand of golf.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-04-30 @ 13:25
Comment from: BV [Visitor]
Alex,
How Ms Creamer lost wasn't at issue in the original post - the Bald One thought she should be flinging clubs and cursing like a sailor (or a Woods) because she lost.

My point was she displayed a sportsmanlike demeanor in her post-match interview and for THAT I considered her a good role model.

NOT because she made a poor club selection and lost the playoff. Really - who watches LPGA golf seriously??? I only tune in for the T&A.....
2008-04-30 @ 17:15
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
BV,

My original point was the same as yours. I said as much in my first post.

I actually went to a few(three) LPGA tournaments as a live spectator. I describe the LPGA game as slow-motion golf.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-04-30 @ 19:02
Comment from: Wendy (UK) [Visitor]
Alex,

You are so contradictory. In previous posts you have claimed that you would rather watch grass grow, paint dry, listen to your own tummy rumbles, etc, than watch the LPGA, yet you clearly do so. Rationale?

BV - Not the most laudable comment from you, but aren't there "better" channels for "T&A"?

2008-05-01 @ 18:06
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Member] Email
Looks like she took Baldwin's advice.
Or wasn't so nonchalant after all.
2008-05-04 @ 22:15

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