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Comment from: JTW [Visitor] Email
She is a selfish little brat raised by selfish parents!!
2007-10-11 @ 13:02
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Let's remember that Earl Woods had the benefit of what he called his "practice family" before he went off and married Kultida. If BJ Wie had benefited from a practice family before he and his wife birthed Michelle, none of this would have happened. BJ is simply the victim of marital bliss. Michelle is always right, and should be exempt from all events.
2007-10-11 @ 14:03
Comment from: Michael [Visitor]
This Michelle bashing is getting tiresome. First, Michelle is as American as anyone born and raised in the USA. There's no need to bring up legal age in any foreign land to make your point as there are plenty of beyond legal age Americans still living in the basements of their parents. Or maybe you didn't bother checking? Samsung offered her the position in the spring of this year, not like the one offered to Annika. And all the LPGA players knew all season long that there was only 19 spaces to vie for...too bad for Gulbis, she should have played better. Again, Michelle was given the exemption early and she was committed to the event. As a matter of fact, she honored all her LPGA committments this year dispite her wrists. She was not committed to Q-school. Anyway, she will continue to get exemptions in the future, so why waste time with Q-school when she will soon do well enough in those events to qualify without having to go through the rigor? I know I wouldn't if I was in her position and I am old and wise enough to know this. Michelle Wie is a great golfer yet to have found her rhythm. She'll most likely turn pro after year or two of Stanford and show her greatness. In the meanwhile if you need to bash Michelle to keep the paycheck coming, at least get the facts straight.
2007-10-11 @ 17:26
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Uh, old buddy, Bubbles has been a professional for more than two years.

And have you notice how she is "showing her greatness today at the Samsung? She is really lighting it up!

She BIRDIED the third hole! Of course, she di follow it up with a double bogey and five bogeys, but what of it? Wait until she finds her rhythm.

After 11 holes, she is only ten strokes behind her playing partner, 18 year old Angela Park and also Lorena.

She is in 20th place, but one thing is for sure. She won't go any lower!

AS far as improving, she is way ahead of last year's Samsung. In 2006, she was only five over par for the entire tournament. Today so far, she is six over par after only 11 holes!

2007-10-11 @ 17:41
Comment from: JR [Visitor] Email
ok Michael...MW is already a pro so she doesn't have
to wait a year or two as you stated. Now, on to the
important things... MW is 6 over after 11 and in
20th place... somehow, this just doesn't surprise
2007-10-11 @ 17:44
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
After nine holes in the desert, Michelle is 7 strokes back of Ochoa. The "golf prodigy" is not faring so well and is tied for last position in the tournament. When will it ever end?? I get the impression the the Wie Team got the money and they really do not care what the future brings. Of course, we do not know how long Michelle will use her injured wrists as excuses when she plays poorly. It seems that the Wie Team asks themselves each day...hmmm, what can we do today to really screw things up for Michelle's career??

I see she is taking Japanese as one of her subjects at Stanford. Since her English is fifth grade level, I think she should concentrate on English or stay away from press conferences.
2007-10-11 @ 17:47
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
After Michelle shoots an 82 and Lorena shoots a 64 during the first round, I am sure Michelle will again say "there is a fine line between shooting a 64 and a 82." Again she will say "I didn't think I played as badly as the score indicated." Then..."tomorrow I can shoot a 60 and be right back in the tournament." I have heard these comments too many times and I am saying goodbye Michelle, good luck!!
2007-10-11 @ 18:02
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Since the media has dissed Michelle long ago, do not expect to see her hit more than 8 shots during the four day tournament. That is what you get for dissing the "Queen Bee of Golf."
2007-10-11 @ 18:07
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

Don't get too excited. Bubbles is making a thrilling comeback. She parred the 12th and 1GO 13th. She's not out of it yet.:-)

2007-10-11 @ 18:14
Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor] Email
Last place.

What's the over/under on Wie talking about her wrists in the post-round interview?
2007-10-11 @ 18:47
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member]
Let's remember that Earl Woods had the benefit of what he called his "practice family" before he went off and married Kultida. If BJ Wie had benefited from a practice family before he and his wife birthed Michelle, none of this would have happened. BJ is simply the victim of marital bliss. Michelle is always right, and should be exempt from all events.

Don't you mean "Excluded" from all events?
2007-10-11 @ 20:24
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

I just read the last sentence of your post, and it's a classic even for a Wie-wee.

You don't even know that Bubbles has been a pro for more than two years, but then you exhibit your cluelessness by telling Stacy and Jeff that they should "at least get their facts straight."

Again, priceless.
2007-10-11 @ 20:52
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
John D.
I was just being a smart-a$#. I think that she is a riot, a John Daly-esque character, and should be exempted into all events until her handlers catch on to the fact that we view her as a circus act. However, she did birdie 17 to avoid an 80 today, so that's cool. I'm beginning to think that BJ and Wife define themselves only in terms of their daughter. Don't they have their own lives? I'd be bored with this. Talk about coddling enablers.
2007-10-11 @ 21:26
Comment from: Lance R. [Visitor] Email

Bubbles is playing worse than I expected, and I did not expect much (7 over, 12 off lead after one round). She really needs to step away from the game for a while and evaluate what is wrong. This is a serious meltdown for the "biggest" name in womens golf.
2007-10-11 @ 23:41
Comment from: Michael [Visitor]
To the illiterates who want to point out that I didn't know that MW was a pro already. Read again, I was referring to joining the LPGA tour as a pro through q-school or wins in sposor exempt events. And to all watching, positing and bashing Wie on the Samsung event; one round, one game or one 7-game season does not make or break a career in golf...
2007-10-12 @ 09:31
Comment from: Oui Oui Oui [Visitor] Email

For the regulars here, we all know where you stand with respect to the Wies.

However, your obsessive and relentless putdown of the Wies makes it appears you have a personal vendatta against the them. IMO, it's now becoming hatred rather than objective observations.

2007-10-12 @ 10:17
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
Oui... couldn't agree more. Alex lost objectivity with the Wies a long time ago.

But then judging by the blogs of Tim, and Stacy and Chris and WKW, I'd have to say that the objectivity has long escaped from these blogs.
2007-10-12 @ 11:08
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

It may appear that I have a personal vendetta against the Wie's, but you are quite mistaken.

I do not know any of those good folks, so having a personal animus to them is impossible.

This is a message board, and as such I have a much right as anyone to submit my prejudiced opinions and have a little fun in the process.

The characters who deserve to be chided are those incurable Wiebots who defend their sweetheart in the face of her insatiable greed. Try giving them a lecture.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2007-10-12 @ 11:11
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Strange that you would talk of objectivity when on another thread you said that poor Bubbles needed pity.

And, old pal, I thought you said you had very little time for posting on these boards?

I guess where the defense of Bubbles is concerned, you'll make time.
2007-10-12 @ 11:16
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
5 to 1, Alex, lol.

Actually, I take time to poke at people like you that keep a running vendetta against another person, whether or not that person deserves your comments.

One or two comments about the subject should usually be enough but as Oui has pointed out, you have taken the subject far beyond objectivity. I'm just poking at you for your "fun".
2007-10-12 @ 11:32
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Chris Baldwin,
If you have resorted to quoting Alex for your blogs, that speaks volumes.

Thanks for the play by play commentary.
2007-10-12 @ 12:24
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Welcome home! I'm glad that you didn't decide to end it all.

I don't suppose that you have any explation for Bubbles last place position atfer one round.

Wait, let me guess.

She STILL hasn't recovered from her life-threatening injuries.

Or maybe she shouldn't be expected to improbe her swing straightaway.

How about her ferocious competitive spiritmade her come back too soon.

Last but not least, her busy schedule at Stanford didn'y allow her to practice enough, even though she said she did.

You've got quite a Duke's mixture of excuses from which to choose, Big Stan, take your pick and start spreading the news.
2007-10-12 @ 12:37
Comment from: Oui Oui Oui [Visitor] Email

As long as it is having a little fun, then no harm no fouls...All good...

2007-10-12 @ 15:39
Comment from: francois [Visitor] Email
Speaking of fun...

I thought there were no amateurs playing in this tournament. Who are the two players who teed up at 11:00? Just kidding...

Wow! +12 and +13! And 10 strokes over the 18th place! I guess they will be playing together all weekend long! Bettina needs to keep her eyes on the ball. No, I do not mean during her swing, I mean after she hits it. I hope BJ is not rushing to the balls and stepping on Bettina's. That 10 on a par 5 was a killer... Or maybe Bettina is being distracted by questions about the LET from Michelle...
2007-10-12 @ 16:36
Comment from: Jack [Visitor] Email
Tadd is 4 shots off the bottom of the leaderboard on the pga tour.
2007-10-12 @ 18:56
Comment from: coolio [Visitor] Email
You know, obviously, I am having a lot of fun!
Yeah, I am learning a lot, you know! Obviously, once again, the putts didn't go in... I don't understand that, you know... obviously, I am very smart, you know, I do go to Standford, you know. Obviously, yeah, my father made a large donation to that, like, University. Yeah, there is always tomorrow, well, tomorrow I will shoot a lot of birdies, you know, well, yeah, now I have to read , like, a book. Well, yeah, obviously, you know, I am still a phenom... it's going to be a lot of, yeah, fun.
2007-10-12 @ 20:11
Comment from: Jack [Visitor] Email
Tadd shot 80 to finish last at his pga tour event.
2007-10-12 @ 21:01
Comment from: Art [Visitor] Email
Tadd's an underdog. So whatever he does is all looking up. Michelle was going to be the next Tiger or even beat him up. That was what women's libber's had hoped. And do not think I am against Women's lib. Women's Lib has made things a lot easier for me. Michelle gets dissed because of her attitude and her treatment of other people.
You go Alex. I share your Opinions. You actually put them a lot nicer than I think I could.
2007-10-12 @ 22:56
Comment from: Art [Visitor] Email
"When we signed Michelle, we said it was all about potential with her," said Nike Golf President Bob Wood. "It still is. Nothing has transpired this year that diminishes her. Obviously she hasn't had the game we hoped she would have, but everybody doesn't have a great year every year. We haven't lost faith."

Yes it is about denal and delusion
2007-10-12 @ 23:49
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

I'm happy to see that you agree with my opinions. From reading these posts, it would seem that a majority here agree with us, while a significant minority vehemently disagree. Nothing wrong with that; differences of opinion make for interesting political campaigns and horse races, as well as internet message board discussions.

It is noteworthy that several of Miss Wie's former supportes in her misguided quest for immortality have reluctantly seen the light. Even putt4par now thinks that Miss Wie should quit the golf game and enjoy her life at Stanford. I won't go that far, although I do think it would be in her best interest to give irt a rest for at least a year.

At the other end of the spectrum is poster Jack who views Miss Wie's brief attendance at college as the bugbear that has hurt her golf game.

Jack believes that Miss Wie needs more, not less of the intense pressure that obviously has affected her golf game as weel as her life. He says that she should eschew further colleger life, schedule as many tournaments as possible, and hone her game at all these events.

Sice she has no credentials and belongs to no tour, LPGA or otherwise, Jack offers no method she would use to accomplish such a stringent routine.

But that's what makes for discussion, differences of opinion.

I happen to believe that for a sheltered young woman like Miss Wie to attend college would be the best possible thing for her at this time. Her psyche has to be damaged by the occurrences of the past 15 months.

A regular routine among her peers and out of the limelight is sure to have a salutory effect on her bruised ego.

Also, education never hurt anybody, and as we all can see from her post-round interviews, Miss Wie needs all the education she can get.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2007-10-13 @ 10:18
Comment from: francois [Visitor] Email
Well...here Wie go again!

After four holes she is four over for the day! That, in spite of a birdie in the third. I bet those in the Wie camp are very happy that Bettina is there, keeping things relatively close to Michelle. Without Bettina, the difference between Michelle and the rest of the field is practically astronomical which accentuates how much she really does not belong there. I have to chuckle every time I see the CEO talking about the "elite" field of the top 20 women in the world! Humm...could he be sued for false advertisement.

I could just imagine Annika and Natalie just having brunch together this morning and just laughing their a#@$s off. Hey, it is just a thought -- I know they are just too classy to do something like that, but it would be fun to watch!

Hopefully, we will have a good battle at the top, worth watching. I think we will...
2007-10-13 @ 11:25
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email

Forget the battle at the top. The best battle is going to be for the twentieth spot.

As it stands now, Bubbles has a four stroke lead. It would seem that the way Bubbles is spraying her drives and flying her irons that her margin is safe.

Perhaps it is. However, there remains that pesky third hole which Bubbles inexplicably has birdied three consecutive days.

Also, she has made seven birdies. If she keeps that up, her lead may be in jeopardy.

Bettina has desperately tried to close the gap, but thus far hasn't been able to repeat her quintuple bogey on seven yesterday.

I say that Bettina will close to within one shot, but Bubbles will hold on and prevail.

2007-10-13 @ 17:21
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