Michelle Wie at the John Deere, or Birdie Kim at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic?
Michelle Wie may no longer be on the schedule for the weekend (waaah!), but let?s not forget that in Sylvania, Ohio, the ladies are still battling it out in the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
Yes, that Jamie Farr. He lent his name to the tournament after taking up golf post-M*A*S*H. He said in an interview with the Toledo Blade that golf ?takes over everything in your life. You have to keep working at it. I work this hard to be this bad, that?s what it comes down to.?
Yep, he?s a golfer all right.
The field is Annika-free, but stories still abound. Birdie Kim is proving that her win at the U.S. Women?s Open wasn?t a fluke after all. She shot a nice low 65 yesterday, and is now T2, one stroke behind leader Beth Daniel.
Brittany Lang, the 19-year-old Duke sophomore who?d been planning to retain amateur status through the summer in order to keep her exemptions, changed her mind and turned pro just in time for this weekend. And the calculated risk will probably pay off; she?s sitting pretty at the moment at T9.
Lang had to pass up $272,723 that she would?ve won by placing second two weeks ago in the U.S. Women?s Open.
“I had a great two years at Duke, but I’m having more fun out here (on the LPGA Tour),” said Lang. Well yeah, earning a quarter of a million dollars playing golf does sound like a lot more fun than studying for midterms.
Okay, Baldwin, you’re right about one thing, I would indeed have been jumping up and down with glee had Michelle managed to pull it off. And yes, I admit, I’m a bit despondent right now. If I feel this bad, I can only imagine how she feels.
But Michelle’s day will come. I predict sooner rather than later. Her next run against the guys will be in the United States Amateur Public Links Championship, which starts on Monday.
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B) No B. Sorry for the hype.