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Comment from: Oliver Sudden [Visitor] Email
Hello Shanks. I'm actually excited about the LPGA this year because of the rookie class. It's true they've lost tournaments in this tough economy but today they announced a 10 year deal with the golf channel. They've got Wie, Stacy Lewis, Shin, and Vicky Hurst all who I would rather watch than Annika. Then there are all the established players and how about Angela Stanford, what got into her ? All-in-all an attractive group.
02/12/09 @ 22:44
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Personally, I kind of thought Stanford was just having a streak of excellent play, as solid veterans sometimes do. Did not figure it to carry over into this season. We'll see.
02/13/09 @ 07:29
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Oliver Sudden,

Excited by the LPGA tour? Really?

The dismally slow play yesterday was similar to watching paint dry.

I admit that I didn't see much of the SBS event, but the final hole as played by the Stanford-Park-Wie threesome said it all.

Bubbles came to the 18th hole trailing Stanford by three shots, but safely ahead of Park by three.

Eighteen was a par five, so, as the announcer said, Bubbles had to let it all hang out and try for the green in two and get an eagle try and hope for Stanford to bogey the hole. She had nothing to lose.

So what did the phenom with the 300-yard drives do? She left her driver in the bag, opting for a three wood instead, laid up 100 yards from the green on her second, pitched on and two-putted for a par!

She played the hole as though SHE had the three-shot lead.

Now, if that sort of strategy excites you, well, what can I say?

On the subject of Bubbles, she played what is surely her best tournament as a professional. Still, she came up short by turning a three-shot lead into a two-shot deficit in a five hole stretch.

She obviously hasn't learned how to close the deal, and it is quite possible that she never will.

Alex USMC 1969-73
02/15/09 @ 09:28
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
stand bag. I was impressed with where Stacy Lewis was on the scoreboard too.
While I would have liked to see Stacy and Vicky Hurst perform better, they quite obviously didn't live up to their billing.
Is that what you meant when you said you wanted to see what she could do?

As I have told Alex before, if the LPGA disturbs you that much, change channels. No one is holding you hostage, breaking your arms or holding a gun to your head to force you to watch.
No one forces you to read the comments from the press or watch the sports shows that hype Wie.
You always have a choice.
02/16/09 @ 20:41
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Wie's talent is evident but I believe she will spend this season learning how to win. Assuming she learns how to deal with pressure, she could well be dominant by 2010.
02/17/09 @ 08:41

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