Sidebet of the century: can Michelle Wie beat 12-year-old Thompson at U.S. Women's Open?
That isn’t the first time this “rivalry” has been brought up. On ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption this week, Wie and Thompson were a “Toss up” question, to which co-host Tony Kornheiser said Thompson had “no chance” of beating Wie.
Currently, Thompson is in the clubhouse at 16-over. Wie is on the 8th at 15-over…things are looking good for the ankle-biter, considering Wie this morning still looks as out-of-sorts as a Swedish sushi chef.
I mentioned what people were talking about to Thompson yesterday as she was heading home for the day, to which she had a good giggle.
If Wie can’t pull it out against a 12-year-old averaging drives about 220 yards, swing coach David Leadbetter should dig himself a hole somewhere and hide.
With the USGA’s 10-shot rule in effect, right now the cut is 7-over, with leader Angela Park hanging tough at 3-under.
This is not good news if the USGA wants to get the tournament back on schedule (showers have surprisingly held off this morning, despite overcast skies). As of now 89 players stand within 10 shots of the leader. If Park drops a shot or two, then the field gets ridiculously big.
The larger the field of course, the more play will be impacted this afternoon and tomorrow.
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Don't be so hasty in judging Bubbles.
After all, she is the most injury-prone teenager on Planet Earth.
Besides, she does have more important thing s to do than play golf.
In a few months, she'll well on her way to her PhD in economics. She will have her vast financial empire to oversee.
And she'll also be performing many philanthropic works on her way to a Nobel prize.
She has her priorities in order, just as many of the Wie Warriors have insisted all along.
You guys will just have to be patient.
What was the year she was supposed to really blossom? 25 or 27 I believe.
I am guessing Ms. Mario is now handing out free copies of her book. She can build up some goodwill for her next masterpiece: "Michelle Wie: The Unravelling of a Media Hype Superstar". It should be a little more accurate than her first work.
Should be pretty compelling. She saw the ending unfold first-hand.