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Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
A fellow golfer and I were just speaking the other day about an amateur golfer who was given ten PGA sponsors exemptions over four years and missed the cut in each one. We were commenting on what a waste these exemptions were on this player and could not understand why they were not given to another more deserving golfer?

This unnamed amateur golfer also qualified for the U.S. Open and had to withdraw after one round during this period. What a waste.

Can anyone name this golfer?
06/03/07 @ 14:53
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email

1. Do you believe Wie should have finished her round and then that she should have been banned for a year even though she had made it clear she was playing at less than 100% in an interview before the tournament?

2. You have stated that NIKE signed Wie soon after they signed James. But the times between those signings was greater than the time between the Wie signing and today. That would make the present closer than soon after the Wie signing. Shouldn't we wait to judge. Plus if James is a great champion whether he wins this year or finishes second, wouldn't that make Wie a great champion too?

3. James plays in the NBA. It is a good thing players in the NBA never fall to the floor after a collision embellishing any injury they may have recieved in the collision.
06/03/07 @ 15:17
Comment from: Halster [Visitor] Email
Michelle Wie cannot be compared to LeBron James, Tiger Woods or any legitimate professional athlete. She got blown away by fellow Hawaii resident amateur Tadd Fujikawa at the Wie sponsor Sony Hawaiian Open. Tadd earned his appearance, while Wiesel got the novelty exemption.

It's convenient to forget that Wiesel has not earned any of her appearances as they were all gratuitou$ invitations, wink wink. But she's suppose to be the dominant champion prodigy phenom. Where's the prodigy phenom in her game for the last year? It's definitely not in her post cut interviews where she's competing for the world record in saying "like" and "you know".

- Waipahu, Hawaii
06/03/07 @ 18:50
Comment from: InTheBunker [Visitor] Email
Yeah O-P, the golfer is T Woods; what's your frickin' point? While testing PGATour waters and legitmately learning lesson, Woods was also dusting competition in the junior and amateur ranks...you know the story--5 or 6 Optimist World titles, 3 consec. USGA Jr Amateurs, 3 consec US Amateurs, an NCAA Individual. Need I go on!!

By the time he got to the the Tour, obviously he had learner a few things...2 wins in 7 tournaments; woon his first major as a pro by 12 shots. Again, what your frickin' point. Wi Wie is in her second year as a pro--you are delusional as she is.
06/03/07 @ 19:34
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
If Michelle Wie were still an amateur, perhaps she could have become an NCAA co-player of the year like Annika Soresntam or Kelly Robbins(who by the way shot a 90 today).
06/03/07 @ 19:48
Comment from: Rich [Visitor] Email
If you were good enough to rank among the top 15 golfers on tour and earn $750,000, would you bypass it and wait three years to play in the NCAA with inferior competition? If you say, yes, I think you're a liar. Excellence attracts sharks. Many critics are cowards.
06/03/07 @ 21:13
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
Man I apologize Stuck in The Bunker. Who knew Michelle had joined the LPGA Tour? And here I thought all along she was just a part time professional golfer.

If you want to get out of the bunker remember, feet, hips and shoulders left of the target, open the club face, aim at the sand just behind the ball and follow through on the swing. Avoid striking loose impediments on your take away and avoid a two stroke penalty in the hazard.

06/04/07 @ 03:46
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

A short while back, you boldly predicted that Bubbles would show up to play golf, but you didn't say when or where.

What is the latest skinny in the saga of Bubbles the Infirm?
06/04/07 @ 09:10
Comment from: InTheBunker [Visitor] Email
O-P, Huh? Sorry, once again, I don't get your point. What has joining the LPGA have to do with anything? Are you suggesting I said she had joined?
06/04/07 @ 09:19
Comment from: InTheBunker [Visitor] Email
Rich, you've clearly made the point a number of people have been making about Wie for the longest...it's all about money. Her career path has nothing to do with her development as a golfer. And, that's precisely why it will likely be short lived.

If her 'Team' had devoted energy to her development as golfer, the money would take care of itself. Instead, they chased the money and may have potentially done irreversible damage to her psyche.
06/04/07 @ 09:59
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

I'd have to agree with you that Bubbles and her parents and agents have taken the right course of action IF the only consideration was to make as much money as possible and make it as quickly as possible by whatever means available.

Certainly, it is highly unlikely that Bubbles could have ever won the more than $20M she reportedly has scammed if she had stuck to golf alone.

So, yes, BJ, Bo, and Bubbles are a hugely successful team.

Using those same criteria, Michael Milken, Marc Rich, Pincus Green, and Al Capone were roaring successes, while Father Damian, Albert Schweitzer, and Mother Theresa were abject failures.
06/04/07 @ 15:01

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