Will a pre-teen grab Michelle Wie's spotlight?
Twelve-year-old Alexis Thompson has trounced girls that are Wie’s age at the Doral-Publinx Junior Golf Classic, recently took third place at an amateur tournament for women of all ages and almost advanced to the sectional qualifying at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open (prior to this Morgan Pressel was the youngest qualfier at just twelve).
Thompson can hit her drives 230 yards and has aspirations of playing golf on the LPGA Tour but, as we all know, much can happen by 2013, the year that Alexis graduates from high school. The boulevard of broken dreams is filled with wide-eyed enthusiasts hoping for their turn at success.
Does the popular golf magazine believe that Michelle is already washed up? The title of the article, “The next Michelle Wie” sure makes me think so.
With her wrist out of commission, the possibility of winning her first LPGA major wilting, and a new slew of rookies ready to pounce at this week’s SBS Open, it could very well be that Wie has her greatest success delivering the word for Sony as opposed to creating a legacy of her own as a golf superstar.
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Does the popular golf magazine believe that Michelle is already washed up? The title of the article, "The next Michelle Wie" sure makes me think so.
Sorry Stacey, that doesn't make any sense.
How many golfers have been given the title, "The next Tiger Woods".
Does that mean that any article that gives them that title, thinks that Tiger Woods is washed up.
No it doesn't. Calling someone the next Michelle Wie, shows that the article has a lot of respect for Michelle, and that's why they are comparing new great young players to her.
Simple as that. She is the benchmark for the greatest young female player of all time, so of course the new good youngsters will be aspire to try to be good like her at a young age. They would do well to get anywhere close though.
Does it require any sort of gymnastic ability to perform such mental and emotional gyrations?
Michelle Wie is the benchmark for style over substance; potential over performance and near misses over actual wins. In the years to come being called the "next Michelle Wie " will be an insult, along the same lines as being called the next Ty Tryon, not the next Tiger Woods.
Stacy, keep up those radio clip things you and the other fella do. They are hilarious and surely bring a lot of joy and much laughter to many.
Shanks, keep up the good blogs, they are very informative and you even to have a bit of knowledge about golf. Would you not be better served blogging at a proper site?
My good man, you quite simply do not have the power or the influence to dictate to me or anyone else whether or not I should respond to your posts.
If you desire an atmosphere of censorship, Mario's blog is your cup of tea.
Meanwhile, barring any unforeseen repeal of my constitutional rights, I will continue to respond to your misguided rants as I see fit.
You desperately need a crash course in basic biology.
Being an Englishman, a Briton, of British extraction, therefore, a "limey', does not make such a person a member of a different race than others.
Big Stan, your posts are priceless, and getting daffier by the minute.
Is it possible for anyone to be as clueless as you're pretending to be?
If I hadn't read your posts myself, I'd say that it wasn't possible.
That "other fella" is my husband, Barry ;-)
Thanks for the compliment about our broadcasts. They're done with much happiness so I guess that projects outward to our listeners!
One thing you might worry about though is guys like Alex hanging around the blog. To have such a low class of cliental does not offer a good impression to those newbies.
On Chris Baldwin's blog several of the top tennis players post regularly, as well as some true legends in the game of golf.
If you could give Alex the boot, and get in some of those guys, you would do well.
Let's face it, you need Wie to attract visitors to your blog. While you might not be fond of her, you certainly need her to keep your blog alive. You are just like the paparazzi of the celebrities.
I think we have a new contender for the Alan Cup in Stanley.
There must be something in the water in Merry Old England. First, we had Norman. Then Alan, now, Stanley.
I don't believe they are clones, and they aren't clever enough to post under multiple user names.
It may be some sort of group dysfunction.
As far as Big Stan being a contender for the Alan Cup, he shows promise. But he has a long way to go. Longevity in the Alan stats is what the judges give the most credit.
I'd call Stanley a dark horse.
England, which could once boast that the sun never sets on the British Empire, is now a land of feminised men. The colour that epitomizes them is pink, the flavour of the day is tutti-frutti. Tea time is quickly coming to an end as their whole bloody culture has been flushed down the loo.
The last step is for the Pakis to cart the traditions away with a lorry.
Your post reminds me of a conversation I once had with a neighbor of mine, a wonderful English lady, now departed, from the district of Cornwall.
I remarked to her that I had recently had a chance meeting with Malcolm Muggeridge, the editor of Punch. He did seem rather effeminate, which was all right with me.
She replied that "Muggeridge wasn't thought of at all well at home. He was considered a bit of a pansy." Laughter and hilarity ensued.
Although Oui, Oui, Oui might be misguided, that is just a small thing.
Alex and Judge Smails are nutcases. Who is this Alan person they are talking about. Perhaps some American left wing politician or something since they obviously don't like them.
Ironically, I don't like the left either, but I don't subscribe to their philosophies of women in the kitchen only either.
If Alex and Judge had their way, womens sports would be banned. It is a wonder why they spend so much time talking about womens sports.
I must reassess my judgment of Stanley. He is much more than a darkhorse for the Alan cup.
He is definitely a serious contender for the Alan Cup.
He's starting to show that intangible something that only the immortals possess.
Off hand, I'd say his odds to win the Alan Cup are about 7 to 2.
What age are you? Please don't say you are any older than 12, becuase that could be very worrying for your parents and they should take you to a doctor to find out if there is a problem causing your lack of maturity.
Do keep up your support of the Wie hype machine though.
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