Michelle Wie collapse no fun to watch, unless you're her pro-am partner
I confess I am not a Michelle Wie fan – is it obvious? – but even I am pained at seeing her go through this prolonged period of humiliation. She is, after all, only 17 years old.
There was the collapse at the John Deere last year when she was carted off on a stretcher, finishing dead last against the men twice in Switzerland and Pennsylvania, failing to break 80 at the Casio and finishing 17th in a field of 20 at the Samsung.
Then came the Ginn Tribute, when she flat out quit. She cited a wrist injury, but it’s hard to believe she didn’t bend the rules to avoid being a victim of the LPGA’s 88 rule, which stipulates non-LPGA members who don’t break 88 become ineligible not only for that tournament, but the rest of the season.
I guess when she went out to hit practice balls the next day, she was under doctor’s orders.
Wie has been defiant in the face of criticism from low-key Annika Sorenstam, who never heard from Wie despite being the hostess of the tournament.
Then she was called on the carpet by LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens for her behavior at the LPGA Championship’s pro-am.
No one is saying what happened, but gosh I wonder if it might have something with her arrogant and haughty attitude.
The tide has been turning against her for a while now. Former Wie-bots are now Wie critics.
People are starting to see her for what she is: a selfish teenager who puts her own interests above all else. Making her image worse is it seems her moves are being cynically choreographed by a Nike corporate team determined to recoup its obscene investment in her. Wie is going along all too willingly on this road to ruin.
Yes, I feel sorry for her. And, like Wie herself, I won’t apologize for it.
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Michelle's fan base is stronger than ever. Don't worry about that.
She's finished as I have stated before. Seeing her Robotic emotions convinces me even more that She's done. You can not be that way and play good golf at the same time.
You can play instinct sports with those non-Emotions, but not golf which requires the mind getting involved.
if you trying to be some sort of a mole, my advice is don't quit your day job.
And to a certain someone else, you are just full of insults for everyone huh?
Know any other 17 year old who commands such attention?
She's finished only on the day when nobody writes about her. Until then she is still golf's most exciting player and without her you would all have less to talk about.
Any other player doing what she did, rightly or wrongly, would have gone unnoticed and wouldn't have gotten all this grief.
Go Michelle !!
Bubbles is golf's most exciting player? Since when?
I saw her play at the Pulinx two years ago, and neither I or the others watching were excited.
When Jon said that Bubbles was definitely Hall of Fame material, I thought that would be the most ridiculous praise of Bubbles to ever be mouthed.
But your fawning adulation is right up there with Jon's.
You should also note that for something to rise to the level where it would inspire Sorenstam -- a very reserved individual, in typical Scandinavian style -- to level that kind of criticism, it has to be quite egregious indeed.
It has become obvious that Bubbles has had an EXTREMELY poor upbringing and is nothing but an arrogant, rotten spoiled brat with a feeling of entitlement. And those who defend her render themselves guilty by association.
If Michelle ever recovers 100%, she will do just fine.
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