Michelle Wie faces tough questions on Mark Rolfing's Golf Hawaii
Anybody catch Mark Rolfing?s Golf Hawaii last night on the Golf Channel? He had Michelle Wie as a guest, and asked her ?which would give you more satisfaction, making the cut in a PGA tournament, or winning on the LGPA??
Way to put her on the spot, Mark!
Let?s see: choose to make the PGA cut and tick off the entire LGPA membership: ?What, we?re not good enough now??
Opt for the LPGA win and hear the jeers: ?So much for your goal of playing on the PGA Tour someday!?
But Michelle wasn’t falling for it. With her usual finesse, she replied, ?I would choose both. Winning an LPGA tournament would be awesome because it?s something I?ve always wanted to do. And making the cut on the PGA would be a whole different feeling, to be able to do something no one else has ever done.?
Well, actually, plenty of people make the cut, at every single PGA tournament in fact. And as far as women go, Babe Didriksen Zaharias did it, although that was 60 years ago.
Mark Rolfing did get one thing right. He declared, ?Michelle WILL win a tournament this year.? I?m with you, Mark. And we’ll all have fun watching when it happens.
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As regards, Babe, Michelle is technically right, because when Babe made the cut, she missed the 3 day cut, and so didn't play the final round.
In Michelle's case there is no 3 day cut, so if she makes the cut, she would be playing the final day of a pga event, and be the first woman to do so.
Phew, some creative interpretation has helped in this case.
It seems like the same people who criticise Wie for saying she wanted to win the CASIO are now critising Wie for not speaking out in a way that could offend people.
Michelle did well avoiding a trap, and she did it in her own style. But there is another answer she could have given. "Right now I am not even thinking about anything beyond the Sony Open this month--so right now my answer would be making the Sony cut."
I don't understand that...