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Comment from: putt4parr [Visitor] Email
I guess Padraig must have read the rules of golf since he forgot to sign his score card huh, Stacy?

Choking back tears looking for pity?
Jeez, you get lamer and lamer.
Reporting a news item is one thing but being totaly mean spirited about it is like.... Sue Witters gloating about her gotcha a day late. Or Bamberger demanding a drop be measured. or... well, you could be another Gwen Knapp but I doubt that you are even that talented
2008-07-21 @ 13:28
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
Padraig did sign his scorecard...please get your facts straight.

As for Wie, I guess I'm just getting tired of hearing continuous excuses as she still enjoys multimillion dollar endorsement contracts and sponsor's exemptions.

I'm not jealous in case that's what you're thinking, I just believe it's time she got her act together. After all, the future of the LPGA is on her shoulders.
2008-07-21 @ 13:39
Comment from: putt4parr [Visitor] Email
Stacy, read and weep. U are wrong.

http://www.rte.ie/sport/2000/0514/golf.html

Golf: Olazabal wins B & H as Harrington disqualified at Belfry
Sunday, 14 May 2000 19:46
Overnight leader Padraig Harrington was dramatically disqualified from the Benson and Hedges International Open before his final round at The Belfry today for forgetting to sign his scorecard on Thursday. The news was only announced half an hour before Harrington was due to tee off.

He had been five strokes clear of Spains Jose Maria Olazabal and Welshman Phil Price, but they were left as joint leaders, four ahead of the 19-year-old Australian amateur Adam Scott. Olazabal's second successive 66, highlighted by an eagle on the long 17th, gave the the 1990 champion his first victory since the US Masters 13 months ago. He held off the challenge of Welshman Phil Price to win by three with a 13 under par total of 275. Nobody else was in the hunt, Scot Andrew Coltart and Argentina's Jose Coceres sharing third place five strokes further back.

Harrington's disqualification meant that he missed out on going to a highest-ever world ranking of around 25th and on going third in the European Order of Merit.

Harrington said: "Obviously this is not how the day was meant to turn out. It's not exactly like I did something wrong, but you live by the rules. I'm always the last to leave the recorders area - I assume it's my accountancy training. I check my card four, five or six times. But this time I was sitting on the end of the table and Jamie Spence had my card at the other end. He passed it across and Michael Campbell in the middle must have signed it and then realised it was not his. I must have then gone through all the figures, but only glanced at the two signatures."


First prize was £166,600 and it would have lifted Harrington to third in the European Order of Merit and to his highest-ever position on the world rankings - around 25th.
2008-07-21 @ 14:24
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
I thought you were referring to this British Open, not to something that occurred eight years ago but thanks for the story! It made for great reading!

As Harrington said, "you live by the rules". I'll bet Padraig is very careful every time he signs his scorecard. Hopefully, Michelle Wie learned from this careless error too.
2008-07-22 @ 08:06
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Stacy,

We all had better watch ourselves.

Putt4par is back! And like Willard, he may not be alone!

He has given notice that he has inside information that the internet thought police will soon proscribe anonimity on these sites.

Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Alex USMC 1969-73
2008-07-22 @ 08:25
Comment from: putt4parr [Visitor] Email
As usual, Alex is up to his arse in dumb things to say but it makes for amusing reading.

As far as Michelle is concerned, i'd be willing to bet she won't make that mistake again. No guarentees though for other errors. Unlike Alex, I don't see a case of deceit in every move MW makes. I'm not even sure it's a case of immaturity. She makes a good case for ditzy though. All apologies to the blondes of the world, but MW fits the profile.

If it's there to be made, I'm sure she will make it.
2008-07-22 @ 15:24
Comment from: putt4parr [Visitor] Email
"If it's there to be made, I'm sure she will make it. " I meant errors.
2008-07-22 @ 15:26
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
The "designated score card signing area" is strictly an LPGA jewel. The men can leave the tent or trailer without signing their card, but then remember and return to sign. Witters should be fired!

Actually, Michelle's true career is to be an engineer in Tokyo since she is studying calculus and Japanese at Stanford. It seems that Michelle has no problem adding up her score but can not remember to sign her card.
2008-07-22 @ 20:34
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
I have never seen the book "Golf Rules for Wie-W.. er...Dummies"
2008-07-23 @ 18:29
Comment from: New Zealand Golf [Visitor] Email
If only I knew how to play a sensible round of golf using the right clubs when needed. To often do I pull out the driver when I should be playing the safe iron shot
2008-07-23 @ 19:54
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
The powers that be should amend the rule if the PGA already has done so.

To New Zealand Golfer, I suffer from the same course management issues and it costs me strokes every round.
2008-07-24 @ 09:42
Comment from: putt4parr [Visitor] Email
Stacy, Ms.Bivens is too busy defending/propping up her honey-commish spot to look at cleaning up a loose end ( if that's what it is).

Professional and Official people employed by the LPGA not volunteers, should have been manning-womaning? those premises. I find it laughable that the "Committe" was being represnted by volunteers with obviously no better knowledge of the rules than MW.

Here is the letter she sent to everyone but the blogosphere.

http://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2008/7/24/the-rules-are-the-rules.html

I found it rather humorous.
Aside from all the rhetoric that is printed here ( and other places), the LPGA just plain looked foolish for all the blunders that happened before they decideded to DQ Wie.

I figure that if they didn't catch the booboo before tee time the next morning, it should no longer be an issue. The PGA never would have even let on that they screwed up. It would just be business as usualy the following day, and far more favorable publicity for them.
2008-07-24 @ 14:05
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
And the Bivens/LPGA gong show gets more bazaar

http://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2008/7/24/she-was-like-looking-at-a-little-kid-after-you-tell-them-the.html

2008-07-25 @ 09:16

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