What the Solheim Cup meant to Michelle Wie
Sorry guys. I hate to be the one to pee in the pool but just a word of caution about all this fawning over Michelle Wie. Her Solheim Cup performance was magnificent, yes, but match play on home turf in front of friendly crowds is a different animal from tournament golf. Perhaps some of you can recall Peter Baker’s performance at The Belfry in the 1993 Ryder Cup Matches. He played like a lion. Baker qualified for that team by winning his 2nd and 3rd career Euro Tour wins and, following his awesome Ryder Cup play, never won another event. Sadly, he finally lost his Tour card 5 years ago and is now on the Euro Challenge Tour.
The most gifted in sports don’t always reach their potential. We’ve been through this discussion a few years ago when Wie was just missing cuts on the PGA Tour, so I won’t bother to repeat just yet. And I’m not saying she won’t flower now. In fact, I believe she will soon. It was huge that she was able to dig out that win on Sunday after coughing up a three hole advantage over Helen Alfredsson. In years past, I doubt she would have been able to do that. This rookie year was always going to be about her learning to win. Let’s just exercise a little caution before anointing Michelle Wie as Annika Sorenstam’s successor. Again.
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Bu88les did not achieve any of these promises (actually she never won on the LPGA -- a fact the golf channel and others try to hide), and therefore has been exposed as the fake and liar she is.
Coolio, it sounds like you had a fight with your boyfriend...go home and bake some bread!
I must confess that as I watched the day unfold, I felt very happy for Wie. When you consider all Wie's had to deal with, including the controlling parents and the intense public scrutiny, it seemed only just that she experience this moment, this success, this acceptance by her peers. After all, she's still a kid and that was evident by her giddy responses to post match interviews.
From your post, we can gather either of two things.
You are serious in your comments, in which case you are in need of immediate psychological counseling,
Or, you're attempting to play devil's advocate on order to elicit responses.
If you are serious, and Bubbles, in your estimation, will win dozens of LPGA events, she had better get started since she has at least 24 to go. How long do you think it will take for her to reach that two dozen milestone?
You and others say that Bubbles will win on the LPGA tour "soon".
Just what is your definition of "soon?"
That word is indefinite so perhaps another word or phrase can be substituted.
Will she win this week? This year? Sometime in her next five tournaments? Ten tournaments? By the end of 2010?
Please, move the goalposts as far back as you wish, but arrive at something more definite than "soon."
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There was never any need for you to stop posting on this site.
You have the opinion that Bubbles is a great role model for girls like your daughter. You also think that she has shown the ultimate in class in her career. You see nothing wrong with the manner in which she disrespected Annika. You feel that she is entirely blameless in any of the controversies that have at times surrounded her. And, until President Obama and his minions decree otherwise, you have a perfect right to express those opinions.
By the same token, Judge Smails and I along with several others, have opinions also. For instance, I believe that she is far and away the most over publicized female golfer in history. I also think that she has played on this hype to her enrichment, in contrast to the popular thought that she is just an innocent teenage babe in the woods.
I know that her snubbing of Annika was a amjor insult to a great golfer, as was her refusal to play in a pro-am with the CEO of Lotte corporation, the sponsor of the recent event in Korea.
You see, Mikey, we can have vastly disparate opinions of Bubbles and still engage in civil discourse. So stick around, don't go away for so long. Bubbles needs all the help she can get.
Alex USMC 1969-73
Since you are clearly a Wie fan, you should be very satisified with her latest performances this year as she is much more consistent than in the past. I still don't think she has quite what it takes to win an event yet, at least not in 2009.
Sorry for the Nancy Pelosi comparison, that was pretty low.
I accidently typed Florida Mike in the "name" Field.....sorry about that...it must be a Monday morning.
You have to admit that she is doing better than she was last year when she was struggling to make cuts.
What's the deal with Lorena Ochoa??
"You have to admit that she is doing better than she was last year when she was struggling to make cuts."
But reading the wietards write laughable stuff like "she has finally emerged", "Michelle broke through", etc., etc. after Bu88les played well in an exhibition match makes me, well, laugh.
By the way, Bu88les wasn't payed millions to consistently make the cut, I faintly remember talk about contending in the PGA, making the cut in PGA, dominating the LPGA, winning multiple times in the LPGA, winning in the LPGA, ...
How the expectations have been lowered!
No devils advocate here.
Certainly within her twenties. If you recall, following Q school, I predicted an LPGA Hall of Fame career for Wie last December, achieved within a decade or so. I stand by that.
Or, perhaps I need a psychologist. Know any good ones?
Actually, I do know a psychiatrist, but I don't think he would want you as a client. Once while we were golfing, he said that he didn't get involved with hopeless cases.:0)
According to all of the Vegas and online wagering sites, Bubbles just might get that first win on her way to the Hall of Fame. They have installed her as the favorite to win the Women's Canadian Open.
Installing a non-winner as the sole favorite in a pro golfing event has got to be a first.
So my advice to all you Wiebots is to jump on these odds while you can, because once she starts winning seven to ten times per year, you'll never get them again.
Alex USMC 1969-73
Those Vegas sites must be in need of your friend. What are they thinking?
And if Wie starts winning 7-10 times a year, you might start getting together with him for something other than golf!
That line about Buubles winning seven to ten times a year was poking fun at Brandel Chamblee who made that remark a few years ago.
But, come to think of it, your prediction for Bubbles is sort of similar. You figure that in the next ten years, Bubbles will have racked up at least twenty-four wins, or two or three per year on average That's quite an order for a young lady who has yet to get even one win on the LPGA tour.
I got a big kick out of how impressed you were with Bubbles' seventh place finish at "Q" school. Hall of Fame within ten years! What would your prediction have been if she had medaled at "Q" school as she should have?
Alex USMC 1969-73
So the Vegas folks predicted Bu88les to win the Canadian event?
Probably not going to happen, she seems to be struggling a bit this weekend and may get her first MC. She shot a 76 yesterday and is currently 3 strokes under the projected cut line after 12 holes.
Time will tell, but I think you are a bit off with your prediction. I think what she is doing this year is about as good as she will ever do. I think she will have some sporatic wins from year to year, but I dont think she has what it takes between the ears to ever be a consistent champion.
We shall see.
Reminds me of the time when Bu88les was known as The Queen of MCs and DQs.
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