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Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Michelle Wie... 16 years old, Number 9 in the world! Congratulations to her! Has that ever been done before? Top ten in the world at 16?
10/03/06 @ 11:56
Comment from: The future not so bright [Visitor] Email
Poor Ghet! Talk about your operation Astroturf...Just who are you trying to convince of Michelle's greatness? My guess would be yourself.
10/03/06 @ 16:15
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Dear "not so bright":

Could you give me a list of all the other LPGA golfers who have ranked as high as Michelle at age 16?

Hint for "not so bright": It would be a very, very short list.
10/03/06 @ 19:34
Comment from: InTheBunker [Visitor] Email
You're right Rheel, it's a very short list--might have something to do with the fact the rankings have only been around for a year. Only one person has ever held the top spot in glorious tradition of these rankings.

Another first, I bet Michelle is also the first person to achieve a top 10 in the world having never won a professional tournament--now that's an accomplishment.
10/04/06 @ 07:02
Comment from: InTheBunker [Visitor] Email
You're right Rheel, it's a very short list--might have something to do with the fact the rankings have only been around for a year. Only one person has ever held the top spot in glorious tradition of these rankings. Another first, I bet Michelle is also the first person to achieve a top 10 in the world having never won a professional tournament--now that's an accomplishment.
10/04/06 @ 07:05
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Dear "Bunk" and "not so bright":

Well, money has been around for a few years. How about a list of 16 yr olds who have won more money than Michelle Wie?
10/04/06 @ 10:40
Comment from: The future not so bright [Visitor] Email
Ghet--Is that how you begin all your conversations with cute little word plays insulting people's names? The fact that you are so hyper sensitive tells me everything I need to know about your feelings regarding Michelle Wie. You like many of her other fans are simply irrational when it comes to discussing her career. Yes, she is the best almost 17 year old female golfer in the world, but admit it when she was 13 and being hyped as the savior of the women's game and a potentially transcendent figure in the world of golf you thought she would have won by now--Surely if her game was good enough to compete at the highest levels nearly four years ago, she would have won something by now. While ity is difficult to say that a 16 year old with multiple top 5 finishes in women's majors has underachieved, that's exactly what Michelle has done. She has not proven she can win on the LPGA tour despite the obvious game and talent to do so and she has certainly not proved that she can play with men at the highest levels of the game. Michelle has been nicely wrapped and sold to us as this women dominating, gender breaking golf pheonom, the reality is that she is neither of these things, she's just really good. Her fans just can't seem to live with this fact.

One thing Ghet and I completely agree on is that if it is only about the money, than Michelle Wie is a huge success as a golfer and a person, maybe that can be her legacy.
10/04/06 @ 11:24
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
"not so bright" -

Well, standings on a money list ARE all about money. MW has no control over other people's expectations. She will be the savior of the woman's game. The LPGA may be too root-bound to make the concessions required to bring her aboard, but another group will be formed if the LPGA founders.
10/04/06 @ 23:51

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