Natalie Gulbis, you go, girl. Or not.
Anybody see Natalie Gulbis lag her putt at No. 18 at the ADT Championship?
Crazy. She mounts this terrific charge - combined with a near-collapse by Lorena Ochoa - to get to within a Sunday stroke.
She knocks it to 15 feet on the last hole before Ochoa fires off a career 6-iron from the rough inside her. Gulbis, needing a birdie putt, played it about as safe as you can get. What the hell good is a par going to do there?
Ochoa, of course, knocked down her putt and the $1 million prize.
Gulbis, the former pin-up calendar girl, wants us to take her seriously, as an athlete and not just another pretty face with a great body.
Another cop-out like that and I say we put her back in the bikini.
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That's women's golf for you.
It's also typical of the lackluster, pitty-pat way women do everything in their lives.
Typical. No guts, no glory.
I wouldn't hesitate to put her back in the bikini - regardless of her play.
Trust me, I am no LPGA fan. But I think you may be a bit harsh on my girl. I was very surprised to see her in the final 8, and for her to make the charge she made. I think that spells progress for her.
It took Watson awhile to learn how to win the big one. Give a hottie a chance...
Yes, I didn't see it, but I can only assume that female emotionalism overwhelmed her and she fell victim to a choke for the ages.
Of course, with the nature of female logic (I know it's an oxymoron), who really knows what rationale might have motivated her decisions?
We'll never get dear wendy to agree, but it is obvious that women just do not possess the adventuresome spirit.
That's why they'll never be successful entrepreneurs.
And no woman will ever be awarded the Medal of Honor(or the Victoria Cross). They simply do not have the intestinal fortitude.
Changing diapers, cooking chicken soup, and baking oatmeal cookies are their strong suits
Very true. Taking all these talents into consideration, along with woman's principal duty, that of bearing children, the ladies seem to have plenty on their plates. If they can't play a dynamic game of golf, who cares?
What the hell was that?
Q. When you saw your ball up there in very makeable birdie range and you saw Lorena keep staring at the ground, did winning all of a sudden cross your mind?
NATALIE GULBIS: Playoff did. Lorena can make par from anywhere. But I thought I just wanted a chance to be able to make that putt to push it to a playoff. That's what I was hoping for. I didn't even consider that I would be able to win it outright. But I wanted a chance to have that putt really mean something, where my putt didn't really mean anything, my 15 footer. I actually pulled Greg back in for a second. She did have only a foot and a half. I said, ‘Can I be aggressive? Can I make this?' He said, ‘No, you've got to lag it.' It was a very honest statement because these greens can get away from you really fast. There was no way she wasn't going to make that one, one and a half foot putt.
No, I had never read her explanation for lagging her 15-foot birdie putt when that was what she needed to get a chance at a playoff.
By the tenor of your post, it is hard to tell if you are agreeing with her reasoning or panning it. Which is it?
There was no reason for Natalie to attempt to die it in the hole.
If she had gone for the birdie boldly and rapped it five feet past the hole, and missed the par putt coming back, she still had second place locked up.
As with most decisions made by females, she was way too cautious. She had no reason to be cautious but she just couldn't help herself.
in for birdie which would've made her birdie
moot. Must've been thinking about the difference between 2nd and 3rd place...
anyways, to answer your question... I would've tried to be more agressive but then again, I cant putt....
A glaring example of female emotionalism and illogic occurred a few months ago on the quiz program "Jeopardy."
A female contestant had a sizable lead over two male contestants going into "Final Jeopardy", but not enough of a lead to shut either of them out.
She answered the final question correctly, as did both of her opponents.
Guess what? She wound up third!
As a typical female, she wasn't willing to risk enough to guarantee a victory for herself.
Something to think about when people contemplate putting a female in charge of anything of real importance.
Many people would think we're just playing the chauvinist card to tweak the fairer sex, but what you say is true. In terms of risk-taking, women are very conservative by nature (if only it carried over to their politics).
Since this is Tim's blog, I wonder if he agrees.
The biggest risk-takers aren't in Las Vegas, AC, or Tunica. They are in the markets.
When the the last(or the first)time you ever saw a female on the floor of the NYSE or the Chicago Merc?
It is exactly for those reasons that women are, for the most part, very poor gamblers in any venue.
Returning to golf, it is my opinion that no male professional golfer on any tour or at any level would have played that hole as Natalie did.
I used to roll to Biloxi a lot with this female friend. She loved to gamble and she loved to gamble big. I saw her throw down a $15,000 bet one time and not even blink.
Laura should also be on your "good company" list.
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