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Comment from: Jim COULTHARD [Visitor]
I am assuming you are fabricating a quote here which I find higly offensive. I failed to find any mention of Michelle Wie when I followed your stephen Hawking link. I hope he sues you.
07/09/06 @ 23:11
Comment from: Jim COULTHARD [Visitor]
I am assuming you are fabricating a quote here which I find higly offensive. I failed to find any mention of Michelle Wie when I followed your stephen Hawking link. I hope he sues you.
07/09/06 @ 23:18
Comment from: Wie fan [Visitor]
This guy figures the only way he's gonna get read is if he brings Michelle's name in somehow because he can't write if his life depends on it.

All he says are silly things, like Michelle should get a sex change if she wants to play with the boy's.

What a silly thing to say to get attention
07/09/06 @ 23:27
Comment from: Golf Goddess [Visitor]
Hey Jim Coulthard,
Hey Jim Coulthard,

You only have to hit "send" once.
You only have to hit "send" once.

07/10/06 @ 01:15
Comment from: Dave [Visitor]
Blah, blah, blah, Michelle Wie. If you really ARE in Europe, why don't you have World Cup Fever???
07/10/06 @ 01:32
Comment from: bwlee [Visitor]
existence
07/10/06 @ 02:24
Comment from: reality [Visitor]
You are the most pathetic writer Ive ever come across. Have you ever seen Wie play? She is 16 and better than any other golfer to ever live at 16 years of age. She will win plenty and will probably compete with the men at some point so give it a rest and sit back and watch something that only comes along once in a very long while.
07/10/06 @ 02:27
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
She is already competing with men AND women. She just can't WIN.
07/10/06 @ 05:15
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
Who's more "pathetic"? The writer who writes something about Wie because he knows it will stir readers, or the readers who get boiled at any and every opinion, so long as it's about Wie? What's been said about this girl that hasn't been said a million times already?

Is she the issue or is it the mass of people infatuated with her (likely for reasons not golf related, Jimmy)?
07/10/06 @ 07:56
Comment from: Golf Goddess [Visitor]
Why is it okay -- in YOUR book -- for a young man to skip college basketball but NOT okay for a young woman to skip college golf? What's the difference, besides meaningless anatomy?
07/10/06 @ 18:18
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Reality,

Here's a dose of reality for you: Bubbles isn't the "best 16-year-old golfer to have ever lived." For one thing, the best 16-year-old boys today are better than she is.

By the way, 15-year-old Tadd Fujikawa made the US Open cut, Bubbles didn't. The youngest player to ever make a PGA Tour cut was a 15-year-old boy; Bubbles is 16 and still hasn't accomplished that feat.

Maybe you should change your name to "Fantasy"?
07/10/06 @ 20:55
Comment from: Ronn [Visitor]
So the distance between genius and stupidity narrows even further. Golfer, obviously not, Hawking should stick to his knitting. Michelle Wie is a better distraction than the killing fields of Iraq. Obviously American needs a good distraction to keep it together for another hundred years. Besides, didn't our Moon Boys play golf "out in space" immediately after landing. So maybe golf is Hawking's knitting. In which case, he can stuff it!
07/10/06 @ 23:31
Comment from: Golf Goddess [Visitor]
Ron,

I think Brandon was just trying to make a point when he "expanded" on Hawking's interesting question, posed officially on Yahoo Questions. The actual Hawking question doesn't mention Wie.

But okay, so all we hear about is Wie. Wie, Wie, Wie. Who should WE blame? Michelle? Or promoters? Maybe the distance is narrowing between the LPGA and American Idol.

07/11/06 @ 00:07
Comment from: Guest [Visitor]
On the other hand, I think Mr. Hawking is doing a very nice job. He is simplely stated the significant attributes of MW. If for some reasons, a person who dislikes this and writes to rebute with an altitude. I guess he/she does have a different set of significant attributes like $%^@*#.
07/11/06 @ 00:24
Comment from: Jim COULTHARD [Visitor]
JUDGE SMALLS

You seem to have a double standard in judging girls and boys. At 14 Michelle Wie missed playing the weekend at the SONY by one shot. At 15 Tadd Fujikawa missed playing the weekend by 9 shots at 18 over par--yet according to you that was good enough for you to claim that he made the cut. What is this the 4.5 strokes per round handicap given to boys over girls in assessing their PGA performances?

07/11/06 @ 01:28
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor]
Judge Smails said:
By the way, 15-year-old Tadd Fujikawa made the US Open cut, Bubbles didn't.
_________________________________

Actually Tadd missed the cut at the US Open by 9 shots.

What you meant was he made it to the US Open, which is fairly irrelevant to this discussion, given that he was in an easier qualifier.
They did play the local qualifier together, and Michelle beat Tadd by 2 strokes to WIN that local qualifier.
07/11/06 @ 11:33
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
"JUDGE SMALLS

You seem to have a double standard in judging girls and boys. At 14 Michelle Wie missed playing the weekend at the SONY by one shot. At 15 Tadd Fujikawa missed playing the weekend by 9 shots at 18 over par--yet according to you that was good enough for you to claim that he made the cut. What is this the 4.5 strokes per round handicap given to boys over girls in assessing their PGA performances?"

JC,

Fujikawa was playing against a MUCH tougher field on a much tougher course. There's no comparison.

And, yes, Johnny, I wrote that incorrectly; I should have said "qualified." Also, I'm aware of what their scores were relative to each other in that local qualifier. But my point emerges unscathed: he's a year younger, and there's every reason to believe that he is at least her equal on the course. And he's not even the equivalent of the best 16-year-old boys.
07/11/06 @ 15:07
Comment from: hapahaole [Visitor]
Judge Smails

So Tadd made the cut and Michelle didn't. What does that have to do with the price of cotton?

Lincicome beat #2, #3, the best match play player Inskter, and emerged the tournament champion with the best players in the world entered. Does anyone believe she is better than those players? Stop patronizing this board with your useless comparisons. And what is it with this "Bubbles". Just another juvenile attempt to denigrate a 16 year old girl? Believe me, the only one it belittles is you in the eyes of the posters here.
07/12/06 @ 11:40
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Haole (a derogatory term for white people, by the way. Now I'm waiting for someone with "nigger" in his screen name),
You see, kid, I suppose we'll never know how a Tadd Fujikawa currently stacks up against the illustrious Bubbles because, since he was born with the wrong chromosome configuration, he won't be offered endless sponsor's exemptions into PGA events.

The motto of the Wiemen is, "If at first Bubbles doesn't succeed, let her try, try again."
07/12/06 @ 13:41
Comment from: jonny johnston [Visitor]
She's good golfer or very smart with money? Pick one and shut up!
07/15/06 @ 23:38
Comment from: Joltin Joe [Visitor] Email
"Why is it okay -- in YOUR book -- for a young man to skip college basketball but NOT okay for a young woman to skip college golf? What's the difference, besides meaningless anatomy"

If the young man skips college basketball, it is because at every competitive level he has DOMINATED those around him. We aren't talking about winning, we are talking total, utter domination. Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, LeBron James, and Kevin Garnett had full trophy cases before they ever turned pro.

Michelle Wie has never dominated at any level, amateur (mens or womens) junior (mens or womens), or pro (mens or womens). Seems to me that if you want to skip a level of competition, especially if you want to skip all the way up to competing with the worlds best of the best, you should have some skins on the wall FIRST!

It was almost more than I could bear having to listen to Nick Faldo explain to the Golf Channel audience that yes, it is indeed HARD to play PGA golf, and that despite how it might seem, that you just can't show up with golf clubs and expect to play against these pros.
01/15/07 @ 14:04

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