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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Damned straight! If Alexis Thompson wins the US Amateur this year, attention will leave Wie and focus on the new young'un.
07/28/08 @ 12:49
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
The Reno-Tahoe Open was smart in grabbing Michelle Wie for their event.

Alexis Thompson may become a great LPGA golfer but will probably have more in common with ladies like Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel who let their sticks do the talking.

These ladies are professional in their demeanor and talented beyond their years.

Let's all hope that by next year, Michelle Wie starts acting more like Evian Masters runner-up, 19-year-old Angela Park whose grace under fire this weekend should be commended.
07/28/08 @ 14:15
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Tim, I think some of the critics got to her...her skirts are longer this year. *Sigh*
07/28/08 @ 14:38
Comment from: Bucky [Visitor]
I don't blame Wie at all for playing with the men this coming weekend.

What's her alternative?

She can only play in six LPGA tournaments and those slots are filled. She wasn't invited to the British Women's Open. She played well right up until her scorecard screw-up at the State Farm.

Why should she have to just sit home? Reno-Tahoe invited her...why not accept and keep working on her game under tournament conditions? Who cares if it's against men?

Wie is trying to get her game and career back on track. I hope she does. She is, by multiples, more interesting to watch when she's playing well than most of the women on the LPGA.
07/28/08 @ 18:23
Comment from: Tim McDonald [Member] Email
Wow, a real Wie fan re-surfaces. Haven't heard from them in a while.

I think they show themselves in direct proportion to Wie's last score.
07/28/08 @ 18:57
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
How can anyone be so totally wrong? Like the fans of any other golfer, Michelle Wie's fans show themsevles in inverse proportion to her last score. It is not higher scores that being out higher numbers of Wie fans, it is lower scores that bring out the higher numbers.

Finally proof of what Wie fans have been saying all along, that her critics look at everthing backwards.
07/28/08 @ 19:23
Comment from: Pathetic [Visitor] Email
Wie failed miserably because of the injury. All wie haters including Annika (her comments about her after she withdrew from her tournament) are beyond low. For god sake, that kid had two fractures.

She will come back and dominate meaningles LPGA if she wants too very soon. She is recovering as her body heals.
07/28/08 @ 21:27
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Bucky, good for you. I am tired of seeing all of the four foot eight Koreans hitting their utility woods or five woods to the par four when Michelle is hitting six or seven irons. She simply plays a different game that the "ladies" of the LPGA, period. I really doubt that there are five LPGA players that could shoot 75 on a 7400 yard course. The name of the game with the LPGA to get the media on their side is birdies, birdies and more birdies. When you have 365 yard par fours and 475 yard par fives, it is no wonder that course records are falling every week. The golf equipment has outrun most of the ladies tees in the LPGA. It is too bad that Michelle and her entourage is so screwed up and can not come up with a game plan. I just read where Carol Bivens was responsible for having the comment by Sue Witters (Santa Claus) changed in order to save face for the LPGA. Hit em long and straight!
07/28/08 @ 22:02
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Pathetic...no truer words were ever spoken! Most of the negative posters could not beat Michelle even if she gave them two strokes a hole at 7400 yards.
07/28/08 @ 22:07
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Pathetic...no truer words were ever spoken! Most of the negative posters could not beat Michelle even if she gave them two strokes a hole at 7400 yards.
07/28/08 @ 22:07
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Tim,
If you do not have anything nice to say about Michelle, then do not say anything!
07/28/08 @ 22:10
Comment from: JR [Visitor] Email
Pathetic... you have a short memory.. MW was failing BEFORE the injuries. Besides, MW's claim to fame was always being the "Youngest" to do something. Well, all the meaningful "youngest" records are held by Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer. Now MW is just another good golfer who occasionally tries to compete on the LPGA. Will she ever win an LPGA event? Probably. Will she ever dominate? How about letting her win a few times before going down that road.
07/28/08 @ 22:15
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
JR--MW was failing before her injuries? That is nonsense.

MW barely finsihed last in a couple of men's events before her injuries.

After her injuries she withdrew from Ginn out of fear of running afoul of the Rule of 88--performing much worse on the LPGA than she ever had doneon the PGA. She barely made the LPGA cut, and then over the final 56 holes I believe she was at least 19 shots worse than any other woman in the field. She has never done anywhere near that badly for 36 holes against the men. Whatever problems she had before her injuries, those she had afterwards were so much worse it is ridiculous to equate them.

07/29/08 @ 01:37
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Corection--the final 36 holes of the LPGA.
07/29/08 @ 01:39
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I hope that the playing results of 2 weeks ago are a sign that her game is getting back where it used to be. No question, she is big box office for the LPGA. It would be a sin for that much talent to go to waste. As for this latest flirtation with the men's game, it seems along the lines of those old Phil Mickelson commercials: "What's Michelle gonna do next"/
07/29/08 @ 07:41
Comment from: Rick [Visitor] Email
Add a bit of vindictiveness to the inventory of adjectives for Michelle. The LPGA wants to have a monopoly on both the coverage of women's golf and who is featured on that coverage. The Women's British Open is playing this week and Michelle is not invited. So, she is taking her toys to Las Vegas and undeniably, if she happens to make the cut, a situation not out of the realm of possibility considering the level of play she is currently performing at, she will be the featured story in women's golf. Take that, LPGA.
07/29/08 @ 09:47
Comment from: Pathetic [Visitor] Email
Pressel is at most a second tier LPGA player (the major she won is a fluke). Creamer is a good player that's as far as she can go. Annika is a better player for a while w/ bitterness, no class.
07/29/08 @ 18:47
Comment from: stephenq [Visitor] Email
Two of the greatest golf organizations pgatour.com and pga.com will cover her play whether the outcome is positive or not. She must be something very special. Go Michelle.
07/30/08 @ 00:06
Comment from: trigger [Visitor] Email
She's 18, freshmen at Stanford and earned 12million last year. Obviously following conventions and abiding by opinions of industry talking heads isn't her priority.
07/30/08 @ 02:28
Comment from: Pacrim [Visitor] Email
What would mean more, playing in a women's major championship and winning, or as a woman making the cut in a PGA Tour event and playing well on the weekend?

One would be a footnote in Golf Week and the other a full page spread in the annuls of Golf history.

I favor the risk takers who push the envelope of what is normal and what is not.

07/30/08 @ 04:28
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
Pathetic, you truly are pathetic. And you don't seem to know much about golf.

Morgan Pressel has won a major - what has Michelle done? Her major win wasn't a fluke at all; being the good player that she is, she entered the tournament with the intention of WINNING. It so happened that she was indeed the best player that week, which means that the title was rightfully hers. Need it spelling out in any more detail? You say shamelessly that a hard working, skillful player won a major through mere fluke, but I'm sure you'll have plenty to me I go saying that Michelle's making the cut in this week's tournament was a fluke (not that she will). Remember that Morgan's career doesn't stop there - she has won nearly two million dollars in the time she's being a pro; she's doing well.

> Creamer is a good player that's as far as she can go. Annika is a better player for a while w/ bitterness, no class.

Paula isn't merely 'good,' she is one of the best players on tour right now. Anyone who disagrees with this is stupid. She is definitely better than Michelle, and I have no doubt that her current form is by no means 'as far as she can go.'

As for Annika - she's one of the best female golfers of all time, or it would appear so. She's the greatest I've ever seen in my lifetime. Class, what has that got to do with it? Michelle in any case has never showed an awful lot of class.
07/30/08 @ 15:02
Comment from: Pacrim [Visitor] Email
Morgan-One and done. She backed into her win, when the field fell away.

Paula-Never met a Major she could win.

Annika-Having a little trouble finding a Korean she can beat lately. Is this the way to end a career?

07/30/08 @ 15:15
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Pacrim,

Over at Camp Delusional you said that you quit posting at travelgolf. What happened? Change your mind?

Alex USMC 1969-73
07/30/08 @ 17:33
Comment from: Pacrim [Visitor] Email
I'm just out towing my drag hooks for bottom feeders and I've hooked a couple of nice fat ones.
07/31/08 @ 05:05
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
> Morgan-One and done.

One victory is better than none.

> She backed into her win, when the field fell away.

Oh, well if that's how she won it, then she must suck! Pffft, what a lousy way of winning a major! Pacrim, what the fuc*ing hell are you talking about? What point are you trying to make?!

> Paula-Never met a Major she could win.

Paula is one hell of a player. To say that Paula cannot win a major is to say that Michelle cannnot win one either. Any player can, and being one of the best players on tour, Paula has as good a chance as any.

> Annika-Having a little trouble finding a Korean she can beat lately. Is this the way to end a career?

I really don't know what you're trying to say here. Firstly, if this really is her final season, its a final season which will include at least three victories. Most career ending seasons are basically farewell tours - you know, like Jack and Arnie walking up the last hole of the second round in a major championship, at sixty-something years of age, decades past their prime. So..what's your point?

You've just tried to belittle two of the LPGA's most promising up-and-coming talent, as well as Annika, whose record speaks for itself. You basically have nothing relevant to say, and these petty grudges you hold are obviously due to your worship for the winless Ms. Wie. In fact, you probably hate all professional golfers who have actually won something.

Pacrim, get a fu*king clue. Loser.


07/31/08 @ 14:39
Comment from: Pacrim [Visitor] Email
WBO 1st Round

Annika = Even

Paula = Even

Morgan = +2

Helen = -3

Looks like only one player who commented survived the Wie curse going under par after one round.

A player who actually likes Michelle and didn't comment on her is at -7 and leading the tournament. She must be focused on her game.

GO JULI!





07/31/08 @ 15:25
Comment from: Pacrim [Visitor] Email
Thanks Dave for heaping some junior high school criticism on me.

Did you hitch your wagon to some falling stars junior?
07/31/08 @ 15:33
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Pacrim--Are you saying Juli Inkster actually likes Michelle Wie?

Juli Inkster did like Wie before Team Wie hired away her caddy. If Inkster dislikes Wie at least she has a legitimate reason--but since losing Johnson as a caddy seems to have helped Inkster, she might very well like Wie once again.
08/01/08 @ 00:12
Comment from: Pacrim [Visitor] Email
I don't know Jim C, it appears Juli and Michelle played a practice round together and became fast friends. She invited Michelle to come over to her house if she needed anything while at Stanford and also invited Michelle to play at the course her husband runs, anytime she wanted to practice.

Do you invite someone you don't like over to your house?
08/01/08 @ 02:16
Comment from: Pacrim [Visitor] Email
That is the rub on Michelle, it seems anyone who gets to know her says she is one of the nicest people they ever meet. Just a sweet person, was the comment made by Laura Davies.

Juli has two teenage daughters herself and told the Wie's she would look out for Michelle if they were away.

People don't realize that Juli is a pretty sweet person herself.
08/01/08 @ 02:25
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
GO MICHELLE!!!
08/01/08 @ 17:33

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