Quickie Blog on LPGA Qualifying School: Wie and Lewis
Good things are happening in Florida this week. An apparently more humble and certainly wiser Michelle Wie is currently -5 on the day, -8 over two rounds, and in second place at Q-School. Stacy Lewis, the “I finished third at the Open but I am not exempt” kid, is at -1/-4 and in the top 6. I cannot think for any two young golfers I would rather see with LPGA cards next season.
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At Q School what is important isn't winning but making the top 20, or 30, or 40. She may be allowed some agressive play--but you can be sure there is a conservative back up plan ready if there is any trouble.
Next year I expect to see a much more agressive Wie on the 5s. Assuming she is an LPGA member she won't feel the need to answer any critics who say she hasn't earned the right to be there. She can afford to screw up one week and she has the chance to come back the next. She can afford to take more risks as long as the expected benefits are good enough to justify the risks.
Steve, you may be right, you may be crazy. She has the best record...will she keep it up with the added pressures of English lessons and drug testing?
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