Taking bets for the US Women's Open
I like the US Open. But I like the US Women’s Open even more. Why? a) I’m a woman, I can’t help it, b) For the same reason I read the occasional US Weekly–I find the meow factor intriguing, and c) Any LPGA event with Michelle Wie in it means I’ll have plenty to write home about.
This weekend I’ll be joining Brandon Tucker at the Women’s Open down there at Pine Needles (now a three-time host of the event) watching Annika defend her title, Morgan Pressel and Suzann Pettersen try to prove that their first majors weren’t flukes, and Michelle Wie attempt to get back on that uncooperative horse.
The festivities begin Thursday. If you’re lucky enough to be on-site, a good place to start watching is the 8:06 pairing on hole 1, featuring Christina Kim, Natalie Gulbis, and the aforementioned Wie, followed at 8:17 by Ai Miyazato, Stacy Prammanasudh, and Lorena Ochoa.
Another option is the hole-10 8:06 alternative, which includes Karrie Webb, Morgan Pressel, and Nicole Castrale, immediately followed by Brittany Lincicome, Suzann Pettersen, and Se Ri Pak. Would that I could be in two places at once, because those are some highly watchable sets of threesomes.
So who’s it gonna be?
Personally I think trying to pick a winner out of a field of 156 is absurd, but of course that doesn’t stop me from doing it anyway. My top three: Pettersen, Ochoa, and Webb, in that order.
LPGA.com’s straw poll has Ochoa on top, but what do they know? They have someone named Other coming in second, and there’s no such person even in the field!
Thursday June 28 ESPN 2:00-6:00 PM ET
Friday June 29 ESPN 2:00-6:00 PM ET
Saturday June 30 NBC 3:00-6:00 PM ET
Sunday July 1 NBC 3:00-6:00 PM ET
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Maybe she will set a new personal record and not make the cut. Of course her phony wrist injury will be what you all right about.
You neglected to mention in a poll on the USGA website that "your" champion was picked by 91% of the people...............NOT to win.
Over her brief career Michelle has qualified for many USGA events including a USGA women's event she won to qualify for a spot in the U.S. Women's Open when she was thirteen.
If your interested in reading about the events Michelle qualified for (to clear up any ignorance on your part), you may read her golf biography on the LPGA website here:
She played well in the 2004 US Open, on another Donald Ross course. Pine Needles sets up nicely for her. Didn't she have some sort of injury recently, though?
I think I hit the nail on the head with my comment:
the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
the lack of knowledge or education
Use these for your own education Golf Hater.
#2 Pick: Nicole Castrale.. Always liked her style of play.
#3 pick: My Long shot... One of my favorites Reilly Rankin. I just love this ladies guts and grit.
My other Long shot pick then would have to be
Alexis Thompson, just cause...
So would Webb making her come-back complete with a major...
"Over her brief career Michelle has qualified for many USGA events including a USGA women's event she won to qualify for a spot in the U.S. Women's Open when she was thirteen."
Does the winner of the US Women's Public Links receive an automatic exemption to the US Open the same as the men, or did MW actually go through sectional qualifying in 2003 and earn her way to the US Open?
You may use the internet to answer this question.
Now that you have verified how wrong you are, please tell me One-Putt, who is the ignorant one here?
Personally, I wish people like you would look up their facts before opening their yaps. Your lack of intelligence just bores me to death.
You mentioned how Wie qualified for the US Womens Open as a 13 year old by her Publinx win. Actually that just gave her an exemption to Sectional qualifying.
Ironically she qualified from the same sectional event as Morgan Pressel and both of them shot identical scores.