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Comment from: Ray Jeske [Visitor] Email
Katharine,

You're right on the "these are the same dudes" comment, emphasis on the dudes. You omitted the "bitter, burned-out, and insecure" adjectives.

It has been amazing to observe the scorn, to say nothing of the inability to see the obvious, of the Wie detractors. That Michelle Wie has rare--even transcendent--talent has been apparent since her prodigious childhood. But I'm not holding my breath for the admissions of "I was wrong about Wie" from such people. Someone once said that "success is the sweetest revenge." Michelle Wie has a sweet future.

11/17/09 @ 09:13
Comment from: steve [Visitor] Email
Great piece--totally agreed!
11/17/09 @ 13:29
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Yes, Katie old girl, Bubbles won an invitational tournament in which thirty-four others finished all four rounds.
There was no cut for her to worry about, and eight of the thirty-six golfers invited, including Bubbles, had never won an LPGA tournament regardless of how long they had been trying.
At the upcoming event in Houston, 120 golfers are going to tee it up. Quite a few of those who were not at the tournament in Mexico have won on the tour in the past, including several majors. So Bubbles won't have the benefit of a sparse and therefore a weakened field.

Alex USMC 1969-73
11/17/09 @ 14:40
Comment from: Florida Mike [Visitor] Email
Thank God someone see's it my way. Way to go Michelle and here is to many more.
11/17/09 @ 14:44
Comment from: Jay [Visitor] Email
You couldn't have put it any better! Really, what a remarkable achievement for a twenty year old gal...

I can't think of any other 'celebrity' who had generated more 'haters' than Wie. I suspect they are mostly men, who have psychological issues with women, in particular, those with talent and beauty. It is about time they get a life.
11/17/09 @ 21:17
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Wie has 1 win for 18 as an LPGA player. Creamer is 8 for 144--the same pecentage 5.56%

Wie's Rolex rating is 6.01--but would be 7.79 if her 27 rated events were used as a divisor instead of the minmum 35. The top American's are Creamer 7.82 and Kerr 7.79.
11/17/09 @ 21:24
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Correction Wie is 1 for 18. 5.56% Creamer is 8 for 125 or 6.4%
11/17/09 @ 23:55
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Woo-Hoo! Finally a winner. How long will it take until she tries for a PGA win? January?
11/18/09 @ 09:45
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
I'll just add some fun to this blog.
Of all the Wie detractors on this blog, just reading their comments, i'd hazard a guess at them being mostly left-wing Democrats too.
just sayin'
11/18/09 @ 14:22
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
The top 31 players on the LPGA money list were all there last week along with 5 sponsor's exemptions. That sounds like a strong field. Players outside the top 31 don't add that much strength to a field.
11/18/09 @ 19:30
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Jim C - CORRECTION.

Wie-Wee is actually 1 win w/ 58 losses. This is only 1.69%. You have to count 'em all, because ya'll were rooting for her to win at each and every one.


Alex has it figured out...we'll see what happens in Houston.
11/18/09 @ 19:49
Comment from: tacitus [Visitor]
Let's face it, Wie could win all four majors next year and the haters would still find ways to bad mouth her.

It was a fine victory over a strong field of a her peers. The US Masters is an invitational with a limited field of players (including a number of old duffers who get to play for life) and yet nobody dumps on the winner as being less worthy than those of the other majors.

In the end, assessing the career of a female golfer, the number of wins and the number of major wins are all that count. No one remembers where those wins came from or what type of field it was. Michelle Wie is off and running.
11/18/09 @ 22:19
Comment from: St. Matthew [Visitor] Email
I think that her win was planned inside the LPGA. The girls knew if She won that they would make more money in the long run.
Wie did not play that well in her fourth round. She missed quite a few fairways and was lucky on the 18th hole. It's very well likely that when Wie was near the top of the leaderboard of a tournament all the other gals near the top would throw the match so that Wie would win so the LPGA would benefit. If you watched her play Sunday she really was not playing that well and her counterparts that usually play well down the stretch faltered. It really makes sense to me that this was planned by all the girls so they would get more exposure. The LPGA needed this outcome desperately.
11/19/09 @ 04:38
Comment from: jr [Visitor] Email
So, she finally won a tournament. Creamer won 4 tournaments world wide her rookie year. We have no reason to "eat crow" yet. Once MW sets herself apart from the rest, then maybe. She didn't even win rookie of the year so don't get too excited. Even Birdie Kim won a tournament, a major at that and look what she has done since then. Oh, btw.. Katherine, are you the new Jennifer? Will you be writing a book also about MW?
11/19/09 @ 14:58
Comment from: coolio [Visitor] Email
All hail The Queen of MCs, DQs, and WDs!

Who? Bu88les, aka Winless Princess, of course!

Hahaha!

As soon as Bu88les has not everything handed to her on a silver plate, she quits, citing a fake injury.

11/19/09 @ 20:24
Comment from: jr [Visitor] Email
Katharine...where do you get your stats... you wrote above, "..Since then she’s turned professional, achieved 8 top 10 finishes, graduated from high school, entered Stanford University and drives an average distance of 301 yards.." Well, according to the LPGA, she is currently ranked 5th in driving distance and an accuracy ranking of 142 ...

SEASON STATCENTER
ROUNDS UNDER PAR: 46/67 (3) DRIVING ACCURACY: 0.581 (142)
BIRDIES: 279 (13) SAND SAVES: 0.410 (44)
EAGLES: 6 (T17) PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.76 (T5)
GIR: 0.702 (22) DRIVING AVERAGE: 269.0 (5)
11/20/09 @ 11:42
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
Nothing ever changes. "I've stepped in a few holes along the way"...huh, seriously, this is how you explain it. OR is that that she now fears ever losing again. She can now retire a champion hahahahaha... People holding out that the LPGA's success lies with Michelle Wie are a joke.
11/20/09 @ 14:15
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Oh well 1/58. The win streak is over.
11/20/09 @ 15:54
Comment from: Katharine [Member] Email
Who said she was "streaking"...let's call it settling in, getting her bearings, kicking off, thumbing her nose... whatever. Hey, she's only 20 for heaven's sake. Lot's left.
11/25/09 @ 19:21
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