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Comment from: Mark Nessmith [Visitor]
Great work, Mario! To get in both the obligatory Tiger perspective and and all-too-infrequent Danny Noonan reference. As Judge Smails would say, "Top notch! Top notch!" How 'bout a Fresca!?
07/01/05 @ 06:25
Comment from: Kristen Williams [Visitor]
"I don't go there to win now"??? My guess is she's not settling for a practice session now, either. Who plays to lose? She's just being gracious and cute to keep the field friendly and the exemptions coming. Work it, Wie.

P.S. I agree: Great Noonan reference, Jennifer!
07/01/05 @ 19:41
Comment from: Dave [Visitor]
Jennifer, good stuff as usual. Since you made reference to the Bob Harig column on ESPN, you might be interested in this take on it -- http://golf.about.com/b/a/181952.htm
07/01/05 @ 19:55
Comment from: Jim Coulthard [Visitor]
There are a lot of idiots trying to tell Michelle Wie what to do. Hopefully, I am not one. I have one small suggestion for 3 days in September. Just say yes to the invitation to play in the Jr. Solheim Cup.

Nancy Lopez should be doing her best to find a way to open the Solheim Cup to amateurs so Wie could play--but instead she insists on acting like the president of the Anaka Sorenstam fan club. If she wished to make the comments she did about Michelle and Anaka, she should have first resigned as captain of a team that should be dedicated to beating Anaka instead of praising her.

Now here is where the Jr. Solheim Cup comes in. Wie could be an American patriot playing for the US. She would show she is not afraid of playing in Junior events, when there is a good reason. Finally, she would be a part of the warm-up act for the Solheim Cup. It would be impossible not to notice who is not representing the US in the Solheim Cup.
07/01/05 @ 21:07
Comment from: Bill Hein [Visitor]
"I don't think she should be here," said Danny Green, who tied for second in medal play after matching the tournament low with a 65 for a 2-under 138. "I think she should play in the women's tournaments because they don't let the men play in women's tournaments. I just don't agree with that, but it's not my call. She qualified and she is going by the rules. She's here and she is a great player. I've got nothing against that."

Based on that, once you qualify for the senior?s tour you would no longer be able to play on the PGA Tour, you should also disqualify amateurs, as again PGA Tour player are no longer able to play amateur events.

The PGA Tour is for the best of the best, not for the best white men. Remember it was not that longer ago when they were going to sever Collard Greens at the Masters! If a player qualifies for an event, it should not matter if they are white or black, young or old, male or female. Too many male athletes think that they are some how better then non male athletes. They could not be more mistaken; maybe they are just afraid of coming up a Wie short.

I am a 44 year old white male who looks forward to the day that Micelle Wie holds a PGA trophy over HER head. No, I do not think she will win a major, but what about the weekend before when all of the big guns take the week off? Bill Hein-WPB, FL
07/13/05 @ 05:53
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Bill, She did not qualify for anything, yet. She has not gone through Q-School or even college. She got an Invitation - An exemption - because some wealthy corporation (who probably became wealthy from selling thier products to you & me) PAID her way in. Yes, it is basically BRIBERY. A CHEATERS way of getting what they want.
07/14/05 @ 14:14
Comment from: Greg Pinelli [Visitor]
Hey John D...Cheating...fudging the rules?? You mean like the R&A moving the Open up a year in it's normal cycle so Jack could retire at St. Andrews? Last time I checked every PGA pro is bought and paid for. So Michelle got an exemption...why else would you watch the John Deere Classic? Calling her a cheater because the people paying the freight give her a ride in says more about your mean spirited ignorance than about Wie's obvious talents.
07/20/05 @ 23:52
Comment from: I hate Wie [Visitor]
Where was Michelle Wie in the Womans Am.? The girls can't even win a girlie tourney! Why is she playing in mens events. It's stupid. She's a nobody.
08/07/05 @ 23:55
Comment from: John Weninger [Visitor]
I just sent this to Golf Central

Dear Golf Central,

I have been doing some research on Michelle Wie?s 2005 season and have come up with such amazing numbers I cannot believe the LPGA or the news media has not commented more on it.

Her season holds only eight (8) events:

Michelle Wie on the 2005 LPGA Tour
? Feb. 24-26: SBS Open at Turtle Bay, Honolulu
? March 17-20: Safeway International, Superstition Mountain, Ariz.
? March 24-27: Kraft Nabisco Championship, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
? June 9-12: LPGA Championship, Havre de Grace, Maryland
? June 23-26: U.S. Women's Open, Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
? July 20-23: Evian Masters, Evian-les-Bains, France
? July 28-31: Women's British Open, Royal Birkdale, Southport, Merceyside, England
? Oct. 13-16: Samsung World Championship, Palm Desert, Calif.

By looking through the final rounds of each of her played tournaments I found:

1. She has not missed a cut
2. Her best finishes are 3 ties for 2nd
3. Her worst finish a tie for 23rd in the U.S. Women?s Open after being in the final pairing on the final day
4. If she would have been a playing professional:
a. She would be seventh (7th ) on the money list at $686,411.00 in earnings, between Candi Kung and Gloria Park
b. She played only seven (7) tournaments compared to Candi Kung?s eighteen (18) and Gloria Park?s (21)
5. I have read articles preaching about Michelle turning pro or staying an amateur. I have read of other players questioning whether she belongs on the tour. The bottom line is, anyone who questions or disses this young woman is plan jealous and/or rightfully scared.
6. There should be seven women on the LPGA tour who should be happy that Michelle was an amateur, for they received her winnings, all 686,411 dollars worth!
09/09/05 @ 12:44
Comment from: Hoyt Decker [Visitor]
Wow, John Weninger, that's some impressive research. What are you, in prison or something to have that much time on your hands? Or are you Wie obsessed, like that Baldwin creep?
09/09/05 @ 12:55

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