Sorenstam, Wie "jib-jab"
Annika Sorenstam is not one of the many Michelle Wie fans crying, “Poor Michelle” after her withdrawal from the Ginn Tribute last week.
In fact, Annika is a bit miffed (and rightfully so) after being snubbed by Wie. Etiquette is obviously not one of Michelle’s strong points after leaving without so much as a “goodbye” to the hostess of the event. After hearing that Michelle had reinjured her wrist, Sorenstam then spotted Wie a mere two days later practicing at Bulle Rock.
“It’s a little funny that you pull out with an injury and then you start grinding. My doctor told me to rest,” stated the disgruntled former number-one women’s golfer in a pre-tournament interview for this week’s McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
Was Wie too embarrassed by her weak play to offer an extended hand (the un-injured one, perhaps) to the person issuing her the exemption? Or was she more concerned that she would be ousted from the 2007 LPGA season if found out that her wrist wasn’t really hurt?
After hearing Sorenstam’s comments regarding her lack of propriety, Wie commented,
“She didn’t come up to me and criticize me. So I have really no comment to say about that,” furthermore stating, “I mean, well, just I don’t think I need to apologize for anything. It’s just I played bad but that’s what golf is.”
No Michelle, that is NOT what golf is all about…you missed the point.
Arnold Palmer once said that he could tell alot about a person by the way he/she plays golf. That being said, Wie should take this thought from “the King” and apply it for this week’s test of mettle: “Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.”
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"she's probably going to influence the golfing scene as much as Tiger, or more. She's going to attract people that even Tiger didn't attract, young people, both boys and girls, and families"
Michelle is more of a "Rock Star" who attracts the curious most of whom will never golf.
On a side note; Janice Moodie who was one of Michelle's playing partners confirmed today that Michelle hurt her wrist on number 1 hole their 10th of the day last week.
Grant Boone from the PGA website has the story.
Integrity in the game of golf is what sets golf apart from every other sport on the planet. If Michelle didn't want to bother Annika, perhaps she could have left a note.
"You too can drive like a pro!"
Finally, truth in advertising.
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