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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Darn it! If I had only read Shanks before I wrote the blog, I'd have know that she three-stroked one green. Oh well, her short game still need work. She should be getting it up and down 67% of the time, not 33%.
01/14/06 @ 20:05
Comment from: Norman [Visitor]
Ron Mon,
the stats I have are:

Thursday: 2 three putts
Friday: 2 three putts.

However for one putts:
Thursday: 6 one putts.
Friday: 11 one putts.

Still the biggest part of the equation is that she had makable one putts on Friday. Thursday, she was too far from the hole.

She will hopefully learn to avoid the three putts, as she matures. She was being very aggressive with some of her putting and leaving missable comeback putts.
01/15/06 @ 12:24
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I agree with your assessment, Ron Mon. It's a dangerous route she is taking. Pressure situations have not been kind to her for the past couple of years. Without some success soon, there could be permanent mental scarring.

BTW - pgatour.com has Wie with 27 putts in the second round. If she had 10 1-putts and no chip-ins, that leaves 17 putts for 8 holes. She had to have only one 3-putt.
01/15/06 @ 12:55
Comment from: Norman [Visitor]
It was 11 one-putts, not 10.

That leaves 16 putts for 7 holes which is comprised of:
5 two-putts.
2 three putts.
01/15/06 @ 13:31
Comment from: Jim COULTHARD [Visitor]
How does Michelle Wie define success. Could she take positives away from 3 top 3 finishes in the LPGA Championship, the Evian, and Weetabix last year? Can she take encouragement from her 2nd day 68 at this year's SONY? Finally can she take encouragement from improvements in the quality of her game?
01/15/06 @ 14:13
Comment from: Ronnie [Visitor]
Michelle had 1 birdie, then 7 birdies.

At the Evian Masters, Paula Creamer had 5 birdies, 7 birdies, 7 birdies and 3 birdies in the 4 rounds.

That is 22 BIRDIES ot Michelle's 8.

Creamer wins again.
01/15/06 @ 14:15
Comment from: extremely under par [Visitor]
Well said, Ronnie, my long lost cousin. I hope Rachel, the buxon nurse, is taking good care of you. I couln't agree more with you. Creamer is the birdie machine. Here birdie, there birdie, abd everwhere birdie with Creamer.
01/15/06 @ 16:29
Comment from: Jim COULTHARD [Visitor]
Can anyone tell me why the short rough is lumped together with balls out of bounds as fairways missed? At least they should keep track of fairway, short rough, long rough, hazard statistics. There should be a fairway accuracy average that resembles a baseball slugging average. Maybe the fairway is worth 1.0, the short rough 0.9, the long rough 0.5, other things ZERO and really bad shots get negative numbers. People who really know golf should be able to come up with something.
01/15/06 @ 16:46
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Ronnie (my tocayo, as they say in Spanish) and EUP:

Are you aware of the difference between apples and oranges? If so, apply the theory to your argument: Wie, playing a 7060 yard course with better golfers (PGA tour has better golfers from equal tees) versus Creamer playing a 6252 yard course with lesser golfers. Which feat is more impressive? Are they even comparable? Come on, guys. Make a better argument than that!! (one exclamation point for each of you.)
01/15/06 @ 16:49
Comment from: Norman [Visitor]
Jim, you raise an interesting point, because it sure does matter on a golf course, what type of rough the ball lands in.
If Tiger lands in short rough, he would probably class that as perfectly accurate.

I think the answer as to why they don't keep those stats is that they can't be bothered. It would mean extra work for them dividing out the categories.
01/15/06 @ 17:45
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Any way you slice it, Wie still has not won. Therefore a loser!!!
01/15/06 @ 18:48
Comment from: Asia_Guy [Visitor]
Ronnie so what happened to Paula Creamer a week or so later at the Weetabix Women's British Open when she finished behind Michelle in the field?

Sometimes you have a great rounds and sometimes you don't. It all depends on how the swing is working that week.
01/16/06 @ 13:06
Comment from: Ronnie [Visitor]
Asia Guy, it is very seldom that a player wins two tournaments in a row. Paula shouldn't have been expected to play well again.

At the Evian she beat the pants off of the rest of the players. Nobody could stick with her.
01/18/06 @ 15:28
Comment from: kevin williams [Visitor]
What's with tourneys giving Steven Bowditch entries? He always shoots 80+ and withdraws. When is enough enough?
04/21/06 @ 20:06

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