When, oh when, will Michelle Wie apologize to Annika Sorenstam?
It’s a familiar story by now. Wie, facing the “88″ rule, pulls out of the Ginn Tribute, hosted by Sorenstam, who gave Wie a special invitation. Wie cites a wrist injury, but leaves skid marks on her way out of the tournament, only to be seen practicing a couple days later.
Sorenstam rightfully cited a lack of “class” on Wie’s part.
Wie arrogantly said she had nothing to apologize for. What is this? Love. Only love means never having to say you’re sorry. This was a rude gesture that demands an apology.
At the U.S. Women’s Open, Sorenstam acknowledged she has still not heard from Wie. Wie said, gosh, she really hasn’t even seen Sorenstam.
Hint: Hey Michelle, look in the LOCKER ROOM.
Or maybe on the PRACTICE RANGE.
Wie and her entourage continue to be the most self-centered, self-serving, arrogant, overbearing figures in women’s golf, maybe in all of sports.
Her mother needs to smack her one, but I guess even mothers are scared to smack $50 million teenagers these days.
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Oh, GIVE ME A BREAK. A little perspective please in your Wie-bashing. Take a look at any men's sport and you will find figures who are actually CRIMINAL. Look at men's golf and John freaking Daly - the media handles him with kid gloves compared to the beating that people like you give Michelle Wie. John Daly is just a disgrace as a golfer and a human being and should apologize to every single tour organizer who's still handing him an invite - but you're demanding Michelle's apologize? Talk about double standards!
And if you look at any other sport, you can find many a athlete whose skill far exceeds the quality of their character. Look at football. Look at baseball. Look at the dopers and the cheaters and the ones who get arrested and the ones who cheat on their wives. You know, it's not that Michelle doesn't deserve to be criticized - sure she does. But I find it so maddening and so hypocritical that sports writers, who are used to troubled male athletes and write resignedly about each one of them, that they rip Michelle over infractions which in the scheme of things aren't major. I don't know, maybe it's my skewed perspective, but compared to the terrible things that male athletes do, I really don't think she deserves to be burned at the stake, particularly when there are not as many female athletes for young girls to look up to in the first place.
Oh yeah, and look at the LPGA, where the professional golfers are getting younger and younger and not even bothering to get a college education. Say what you will about Michelle, at least she's going to attend college in the fall. At the end of the day, Paula, Morgan, Brittany can count up their victories but the number of college degrees that they have among themselves? Zero. How can you be a role model without a college education? I find it sad and pitiful that the LPGA is filling up with players who think college degrees aren't worth their time - professional football players have more college education than they do.
I must point out that Bubbles didn't fool everyone. I and others were onto the confidence game from the very beginning.
Annika has cheapened the lpga tour with her comments. She is the one who showed a lack of class in making those comments. If she wanted an apology or an explanation from Michelle why didn't she just contact Michelle instead of berating her in the media.
Annika has made the lpga tour women look like a bunch of schoolgirls.
Annika needs to cop herself on.
Well said by a true Wie-wee.
Annika may have won 70+ tournaments on the LPGA circuit. So she had the privilege of hosting an event for Ginn. So she graciously offered a personal invitation to Bubbles.
Who cares? Who in hell does Annika think she is? Doesn't this old biddie know she's dissing the mighty Bubbles? What a lowlife that frumpy Swede has turned out to be.
Bubbles is a celebrity, an icon, a once-in-a-lifetime megastar. She has no time for such mundane pursuits as common courtesy. As far as Bubbles is concerned, common courtesy is for commoners. And the sooner dowdy old broads like Annika get the message, the better it will be for them.
A and Stanley, between the two of you I doubt there is a complete brain. There certainly is no knowledge of golf and respect.
Well done by Annika and more people should speak the truth and end the Wie charade. Of course the play of MW should speak for itself. What a great con job.......
I see that you are not familiar with my brand of sarcasm.
In case you don't know as much, I am one of the premier Wie Skeptics now extant.
I was merely busting Stanley's chops with my sarcastic piece.
Annika did the right thing, of course, in chastizing Bubbles.
I thought so but could not recall other posts so felt it best to not include you in my comment. There was an A above who I was commenting on. I trust A is different than yourself.
Keep your sense of humor, I look forward to more posts.
While it's Annika's right to call out Michelle Wie if she wanted to, to do so in public distracts from larger and more important issues - like, hmm, the actual golf tournament. The fact that this has gotten so much attention and continues to do so is a discredit to all those involved. In the scheme of things it is a really minor and petty issue.
Annika's comments were made after her tournament was over and some period of time had passed. When she is asked a question about something I think she has earned the privilege to speak openly on matters like that. The disgraceful lack of respect the Wie gang has shown toward the LPGA and the Rules of Golf is appalling.
I think the time was long past for this to happen and I think calling her out on the way MW pulled out was appropriate. I think it helps protect the integrity of golf whether it it the LPGA or the PGA. There are actually more issues with the PGA that they let slide.
I agree it is a petty and minor issue and should not get the attention it has but this is the fault of lazy sportswriters who go for the easy headline by bringing up something related to the Wie gang. I sense this madness may be slowing down and maybe the writers will work a little harder to find some of the great stories on the LPGA. The LPGA does have more work to do to earn greater respect from you and others but it is going in the right direction in my opinion.
I don't dislike Bubbles anymore than I would dislike a wounded animal.
Bubbles is obviously out of her league and it about time that Wie brown nosers like you begin to realize as much.
What I do have a dislike for are Pc Wie sycophants like you who come to the defense of a snot-nosed brat like Bubbles.
Now THAT is sick!
Hey, just being realistic. I'm not brown nosing. I know her flaws. Right now, pretty big ones.
At least I don't have to lie, exaggerate, be sarcastic, or whatever you call it to make someone look bad. You've been that to people for a long time.
Of course, you didn't take the challenge that was mentioned in Chris' blog. Either you missed the point of the challenge or just can't control yourself. Just need your daily dose of Wie bashing, huh? The fact that you take pride and joy in this is defintely a sign that your sick.
Of course, I know the person this is intended for won't get it, as always. Whoosh!
In English, the contraction for the expression "you are" is you're not your.
Eagle, you probably aren't a bad person, but of this I am sure.
If brains were dynamite, you wouldn't be able to blow your nose
I knew that. Is that all you have to pick on me about?
If brains were dynamite, your head would explode!
You are defintely not as smart as you think.
So Annika is being a big hypocrite, Michelle WD and then went and practiced in MD. Annika skipped the TOC to play in a pro-am. What's the difference between the two? Better yet, why don't the press stop swallowing St. Annika's BS and call her on it? Two wrongs don't make a right and Annika is just as wrong.
Let me see if your logic is sustainable.
Annika played in the Merrill Lynch pro-am, and you think that was an unforgiveable snub to the LPGA. Let's assume that you are correct in your assessment.
Now, seven months later, Bubbles treated her playing partners at the Ginn Tribute and the LPGA championship with scorn, and unceremoniously walked out on the Ginn to which she had been personally invited by a great champion. But for the sake of brevity, let's count those as one wrong.
In your final sentence of your post, you repeated the tired, old adage that "two wrongs don't make a right.". I agree.
That being the case, what is your reason for mounting such a vigorous defense of Bubbles' boorish and indefensible behavior?
Bubbles was six over par for her first nine holes today and 17 over par for the US Women's Open, Guess what?
Yes, the gutless "phenom" once againg couldn't stand the gaff and bailed out.
No guts no glory!!!
Good bye girl!!!
Wie's parents are the main reason she is a spoiled arrogant brat who has no manners and is out of touch with reality.
Her parents need the smack to the head.
They better have invested the millions as Wie will not have a long career in Golf.
While Michelle may be a special talent, the best thing B.J. and Bo can do at this point is something millions of parents do at the end of every summer. They need to send Michelle off to college, tell her to study hard and let her have the fun that is the byproduct of the university experience. It's time to put away the clubs, crack the books and laugh with friends. Enough of the golf, for now. It's time to let Michelle Wie have a life.
Ron Sirak is the executive editor of Golf World magazine.
A kid Wie's age reflects the manners she was brought up with........quite clearly terrible ones in her case.
The "We're the Wies we don't care" attitude was apparent in: showing how flimsy her wrist excuse was by practicing 36 hours after her WD just coincidentally at the next tournament site (in itself a violation of the spirit if not the letter of LPGA rules); her boorish attitude toward her pro-am partners; the heated discussion necessary to get the Wies to adhere to LPGA range rules.
Her charater has been formed by years of exemptions rather than qualifying, hype with no confirming results, and her underrating of her competition without ever consistently beating them.
The only wonder is that it took so long to come to the crisis she faces now. That's a measure of her physical talent, which is great. Sadly, her mental and character level aren't in the same league.
her publicly bare-bottom spanked on the
practice putting green at Pebble Beach!
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