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Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Way to go Morgan Pressel ! ! !
04/02/07 @ 05:22
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Oh yeah, there was drama - just not the equal of 2006 to my way of thinking. I say that for the same reason that I called last year's KN the best finish of any tournament when many others were calling the men's US Open the best. Webb, Ochoa & Wie were trying to out-duel each other. I prefer those type finishes where the participants are making pars & birdies, as opposed to pars, bogies & worse. Yes, this year's KN had a dramatic and historical finish for young Pressel, but it seemed more like a NASCAR race where many crashes dominated the results. Not my fave.
04/02/07 @ 09:32
Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor] Email
I smell another book: Morgan Pressel, the Making of a REAL Champion.
04/02/07 @ 11:28
Comment from: Joe [Visitor] Email
Congratulations to Morgan Pressel. It was a great victory and a wonderful story. No doubt the first of many in the future!!!!
04/02/07 @ 11:37
Comment from: David [Visitor] Email
It's basically a big 'up yours' to all the Morgan doubters, and to Michelle herself, of course. Morgan is a better player than Michelle, fact.
04/02/07 @ 12:04
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Sorry Jennifer, but I disagree, the Kraft was very anti-climatic.

Maybe some people enjoy watching train-wreck style situations, but I did not enjoy watching Pettersen fall apart, Pak fall apart and Matthew fall apart, and then the title been handed to someone who did not make any crucial putts knowing they were crucial putts.

When Morgan knocked in the putt on 18, she would have thought it would give her 2nd at best. She may have thought that if lots of people choked she may just make a playoff. Not in her wildest dreams would she have imagined what happened. That meant that she didn't face the pressure over that putt that she would have faced knowing it was for a win.
04/02/07 @ 12:17
Comment from: JR [Visitor] Email
Stanley... why dont you give Morgan her due.
So, everyone that bogeyed the 18th, "fell apart"? Face it, Petterson had her 2 over
round on Sunday and Pressel had hers on Thursday. It sounds like sour grapes to me.
04/02/07 @ 12:46
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email

Funny. I would have thought if Morgan Pressel's win were an up yours to any other young American golfer--it would have been Paula Creamer.
04/02/07 @ 13:11
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Morgan Pressel swept to victoy in grand style.

that should br obvious to anyone but a Wie Warrior.
04/02/07 @ 15:01
Comment from: bad joke [Visitor]
I hate to beat a dead horse, but...

I think Morgan's win has put more pressure on Team Wie's endeavor to make-the-cut and/or win a PGA event.

Now that Morgan (CONGRADULATIONS!) is the youngest woman to win a major at around 18years 10months, Michelle at age 17years 5months would have less than 1year and 5months-ish to top her. If someone knows the actual math, please share :)

The countdown has begun...

Granted it should be more than enough time for the amazingly talented Michelle to accomplish (with one arm tied behind her back, and the other accepting endorsement checks), one wonders if the pressure may amount to be too much.

Nevertheless, Michelle's comeback will be in a far different world than it was when she pulled out for injury.

Well, at least she's rich. :)
04/02/07 @ 17:08
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
On the guarantee of anonymity, a reliable source close to the Wie's has stated that Michelle Wie will most likely not return to competitive golf in the foreseeable future.

Her most recent wrist injury ,incurred in early February in either Oahu or Palo Alto, has not responded to treatment.

She will now give her full attention to her upcoming studies at Stanford, where she will follow in her father's footsteps by earning a PhD and becoming a profeesor of transportation at the U of Hawaii
04/02/07 @ 18:17
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
To win a Major at a younger age than Pressel, Wie would have to win one either this year or next year--assuming the final Major of 2008 is in early August.
04/02/07 @ 23:07
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

You have already confidently predited that Bubbles will win a major in 2007, probably the Women's US Open.
04/03/07 @ 15:01
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
A Big Win for Morgan.

Morgan produced the best final round of the day and the field came back to her ala Geoff Ogilvy at last seasons US Open. She posted the low score of the day and stayed warmed up for a playoff until the pressure got to the leader.

She will win many more events if she continues to place herself in a position to win.

Morgan did not overpower the golf course, but kept her ball in play and gave herself some great angles into the pin placements.

A bogey free round at any Major Championship is a great accomplishment.

04/04/07 @ 03:13
Comment from: Madia [Visitor] Email
Jennifer, I noticed from your column that you've been running. Morgan Pressel's performance shows the importance of negative splits - as important in golf as in racing. An excellent performance from a strong young athlete.

Now, if only I can work out my own negative splits. Why is it that every time I get a nice low 40s on the front 9, my back 9 is a total disaster?
04/04/07 @ 11:17

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