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Comment from: Florida Mike [Visitor] Email
It will be interesting to contrast the difference of opinions concerning Ms Wie's withdrawel and Mr Mickelson's withdrawel. I hope both recover fully and look forward to watching them golf in the future
2007-05-31 @ 13:30
Comment from: John Z [Visitor] Email
Dot Wong,

Did Michelle Wie give any reason for her withdrawal?

I realize she was having the worst round of her career, but is that any reason to walk off the course with two holes left in the round?

That is something that John Daly might do.
2007-05-31 @ 13:34
Comment from: John Z [Visitor] Email
Florida Mike,

You said that you hope BOTH fully recover. From that it sounds like Michelle Wie was injured in her round at the Tribute. Do you have any information as to the type and extent of her injury if that be the case?

Phil's injury was reported on ESPN to be a sprained wrist. No mention was made on that network about any injury to MW.
2007-05-31 @ 13:42
Comment from: Florida Mike [Visitor] Email
Yet
2007-05-31 @ 13:58
Comment from: florida Mike [Visitor] Email
This is a quote from the espn's website article


"Hawaii's Michelle Wie withdrew from the Ginn Tribute on Thursday after shooting 14 over par through 16 holes, aggravating a wrist injury that sidelined her since January."
2007-05-31 @ 14:18
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
hmmm. 2 bogeys from the 88 and over rule that would ban her from future LPGA events this year...hmmm
2007-05-31 @ 14:36
Comment from: John Z [Visitor] Email
smudge,

It does seem odd that with MW being bothered by her wrist and having shot the quint on three that her manager, Greg Nard, didn't talk her into withdrawing right then.

I guess two more bogeys and the possibility of an 88 made him give her the hook. While such a move seems a little hokey, you have to give Nard credit for knowing the rules and notifying Michelle and her parents that she was getting close to the dreaded 88.
2007-05-31 @ 14:56
Comment from: tommy [Visitor] Email
f... the media. this was not a wrist injury. they're probably afraid sony and casio and nike would pull adds if they report it as anything but a wrist injury ie. bad play, being a head case or just simply quitting. this whole thing just sucks. it sucks for us the fans, the sport, michelle, her sponsors, leadbetter, the media and on and on... there are no winners. she is done. average golfer at best for the rest of her career.
2007-05-31 @ 15:10
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
Unfortunately I don't buy the wrist injury. After 4 months off why would you risk returning if the wrist was not 100%. Doesn't need the money, the sponsors need longevity, so there is absolutely no doubt in my mind this withdrawal was just another spoiled girl antic. After being last so many times last year, and would have been at the Deere, she is now learning it is better to quit than be even more embarassed by showing what she can do on the course, which is lose and lose and lose again. Very sad for golf.
2007-05-31 @ 15:33
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Isn't it funny? This is the one rule of which the Bubbles clan was aware!
2007-06-01 @ 21:01
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
I have to say something else about the Bubbles. I think there is no doubt that Alex and others were spot-on correct when they warned of the damage that the unorthodox career path chosen by the Wies could do to the girl's psyche. After all, how does a player of her abilities (and she is talented) go 14 over for 16 holes on an LPGA layout? It's unfathomable to me; my golf skills aren't equal to hers (yet) and I can't imagine shooting such a score on a women's tract.

The only explanation is that she is experiencing a psychological breakdown. Remember, this isn't just poor play; it's part of a pattern and more like of 10 handicap golf.

I'll go so far as to say that Bubbles may actually be afraid to step on the first tee in a tournament at this point, as she just may be deathly afraid of perpetuating the pattern. And the self-denial and phony positive talk won't remedy the situation; someone needs to bring her down to Earth and tell her that she must start confronting reality.

I remember her talking in an interview about playing matches against her father and saying that he "chokes." I think it may run in the family. "The sins of the father will be visited upon the child," anyone?
2007-06-02 @ 10:55

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