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Comment from: Snot [Visitor]
The LPGA isn't fun without Wie in contention. I think I will pick my nose.
2006-08-05 @ 14:00
Comment from: Jullette [Visitor]
Agree with you Snot. And it's not fun when ABC shows a bunch of no names either like the 1st round with TNT. Today it doesn' t come on till 3.30 pm on the west coast but I might just ignore it

I turned off within 5 seconds after they show Michelle shaking hands after her 18 holes. Wonder why that Bivens lady is so dumb to ignore her marketing machine like that on the 1st day?

2006-08-05 @ 16:00
Comment from: nongolfer [Visitor]
Like it not, the truth is that a lot of names in the LPGA got known by the general public only because they play alongside Wie. I find it amusing that I could name nearly 10 LPGA players since I accidently found out about Wie earlier this year. Before that I vaguely knew who Sorenstam was.
2006-08-05 @ 16:45
Comment from: JR [Visitor]
nongolfer.. your moniker says it all.... if you can't recognize the incredible talent on the LPGA and only think it's MW, MW, MW... then maybe you need to do some more research.
2006-08-05 @ 17:24
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor]
THE OLD PAR FIVE BEATING OF THE DRUM...SO FAR AT THE BRITISH OPEN

WIE IS +3

OCHOA IS -7

STEINHAUER IS -7

THAT IS 10 SHOTS DIFFERENCE OVER THREE ROUNDS. THIS HAS BEEN THE SAME PATTERN DURING 2006. MW SHOULD TOTALLY DOMINATE THE PAR FIVES AND SHE HAS ONLY BIRDIE 12% OF THE TIME.

2006-08-05 @ 19:06
Comment from: nongolfer [Visitor]
JR, I am just stating the truth. I have recognized how incredible what Sotenstam has done, and I cheered for Karrie Webb and others. But it is also true that it all started when I first heard about MW. For non-golfers like myself, an extra incentive is necessary to get us to watch a game. MW is that extra incentive. Is that a bad thing? Despite what a lot of bloggers would have us believe, it's not MW vs. the rest. It seems that everybody has something to gain from the increased interest in the game.
2006-08-05 @ 19:09
Comment from: Johnny N. [Visitor]
Bravo, non golfer, well stated.
2006-08-05 @ 19:34
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor]
GO LORENA, YOU CAN DO IT GIRL!!!!

Card another 65 and the title all yours young lady. The Hall of Famers are fading away...don't let Sherri steal one here, although she has won twice before (92 & 98).

2006-08-05 @ 20:27
Comment from: george [Visitor]
As for the poll, the voting can resume now, since none of these will get their first stroke-play win today

Again the question, who will be the first of these to get their first LPGA win in stroke play?

Julieta Granada
Natalie Gulbis
Brittany Lang
Brittany Lincicome
Ai Miyazako
Morgan Pressel
Michelle Wie


Only a few of you have voted so far. Even Nutty Norman is back. He can vote too.
Here are the totals

Wie - 4
Miyazako - 2
Granada - 1

-George
2006-08-06 @ 12:20
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor]
GEORGE

Except for Wie, the other golfers on the list can play in as many as 7 events before Wie gets to play again. I predict Natalie Gulbis will win one of those events before Michelle Wie even gets to tee up again.
2006-08-06 @ 12:31
Comment from: george [Visitor]
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor]
GO LORENA, YOU CAN DO IT GIRL!!!!

Card another 65 and the title all yours young lady. The Hall of Famers are fading away...don't let Sherri steal one here, although she has won twice before (92 & 98).

Looks like you backed the wrong horse yet again, 1-putt. with one hole left, Sherri would have to turn into a Jean Van De Velde to not win.

And Christie Kerr backed her up with a 2nd place finish, looks like

GO USA GIRLS !!!!! YOU DID IT!!!!

Actually, that makes the first American to win a women's major in several tournaments.
A good sign.

-George
2006-08-06 @ 12:57
Comment from: george [Visitor]


to clarify the attribution:
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Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor]
GO LORENA, YOU CAN DO IT GIRL!!!!

Card another 65 and the title all yours young lady. The Hall of Famers are fading away...don't let Sherri steal one here, although she has won twice before (92 & 98).
*****

Looks like you backed the wrong horse yet again, 1-putt. Sherri did not pull a Jean Van De Velde.

And Christie Kerr backed her up with a 2nd place finish, looks like

GO USA GIRLS !!!!! YOU DID IT!!!!

Actually, that makes the first American to win a women's major in several tournaments.
A good sign.

-George
2006-08-06 @ 13:00
Comment from: george [Visitor]
Looks like we have an updated vote. JC can clarify if I misunderstood

the question: who will be the first of these to get their first LPGA win in stroke play?

Julieta Granada
Natalie Gulbis
Brittany Lang
Brittany Lincicome
Ai Miyazako
Morgan Pressel
Michelle Wie


Only a few of you have voted so far. Even Nutty Norman is back. He can vote too.
Here are the totals

Wie - 4
Miyazako - 2
Granada - 1
Gulbis - 1

-George
2006-08-06 @ 13:02
Comment from: george [Visitor]
And Jim Coulthard:

How many majors will Michelle win next year?

(Hint: Don't pick the number two. Three, OK. Grand Slam. Sure, why not. One: the safe choice. Just don't pick two) ;)

-George
2006-08-06 @ 13:04
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor]
"Comment from: george [Visitor]

Actually, that makes the first American to win a women's major in several tournaments.
A good sign."

Lorena is not American George? I thought that NAFTA thing changed it all? Who knew?

Well congrats to Sherri, she now is a three time title holder of this event a Major. That is something quite rare on any tour.

Congrats to Ai for a super low round under tough conditions. A 67 was the best round of the day and proves a shorter player can hit under the wind.

Congrats to Annika for stopping the bleeding at plus seven in the final round.

Congrats to Michelle for making a trifecta; single, double and triple bogey and shooting plus two for the day.

Congrats to Laura Diaz for not letting the pressure of playing with Michelle get to her and holding it down to plus 11 for the day.

Congrats to Brittany and Morgan for not finishing dead last. It was close, but they fought it off and tied each other. I hope they didn't soak their Polo shirts after the round.

And finally congrats to Iben Tinning for providing a glimmer of hope to higer handicappers everywhere ending up at plus 23 for the tournament and finishing dead last.

2006-08-06 @ 14:04
Comment from: george [Visitor]
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omment from: One-Putt [Visitor]
"Comment from: george [Visitor]

Actually, that makes the first American to win a women's major in several tournaments.
A good sign."

Lorena is not American George? I thought that NAFTA thing changed it all? Who knew?
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Yeah, try and tell that to Canada when one of their teams wins the Stanley Cup. ;)

-George
2006-08-07 @ 09:30

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