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Comment from: lance R [Visitor] Email
Jim C

I agree, she will eventually win, but she has a lot of growing up to do and needs to pitch the idea of ever challenging the men. She is a challenger in the LPGA as shown over the past four events, but in the PGA, she is a joke. You are obviously a fan of hers, and you shoud be happy, she has played very well over four straight events. Typically, she falls apart after one or two good events.

But nevertheless, you should be happy with her very consistent performance.

Lance R
2009-05-18 @ 23:55
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

I am a fan of good golf whether it be from Michelle Wie, Mickelson, or any of the very talented members of the LPGA or PGA Tour.

You say that I should be happy but it is Wie that should be happy with her performance.
2009-05-19 @ 22:18
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
“Most importantly, I’m having fun,” claimed Wie.

Most importantly? Really? I wonder if Tiger Woods ever said that. Typically, a statement like that one comes from losers. Probably, someone is feeding her that nonsense as a way to deal with her choking on Sundays. But having said that, I still have hope for her. She's so talented, it's hard to believe she won't win - at least occasionally.
2009-05-20 @ 13:30
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Lance R.,
I just looked at 50 different photographs of Michelle with the title of "Michelle's reaction to missing her putt." Obviously, Michelle is a very poor putter, especially when it is a crucial putt that she must make. I think they call it "the yipes." Unless she can conquer that monkey on her back, she will never win a golf tournament. I have been following her (progress?) for the last six years and she has always folded when under pressure. You can not average missing 28 fairways each tournament and expect to win. Most of the Korean LPGA players are averaging 85% of fairways hit and you know the results. Hopefully she will get it together this week and accomplish what she is capable of doing.

Has anyone mentioned to her about walking to the next tee before the other players putt out?
2009-05-20 @ 15:15
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
"It would mean a lot," ... "I always think about it. ...... I'm just basically going to go out there and try my hardest and have fun like I had the last few it days and see where it takes me"

Now, for the thousandth time..."try my hardest and have fun." Michelle, how about "I am here to win the golf tournament."
2009-05-20 @ 15:55
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

Yes Joe, I know Wie-wee can not put, especially under pressure. I remember she had a shot at making the cut at a men's event in Japan in 2005. She played well during that event and was on the cut line heading to the 18th during the second round. If she made the put, she would have made the cut and it was only a 4 footer. But no...she missed it. She has made several other blunders in women's events.

That being said, I do think she will eventully win an event. She has so much talent, I think the law of averages dictates that she will win one of these day. But I feel that she will never be a champion that repeats victories. She simply does not have the heart or guts for it.

Lance R
2009-05-21 @ 10:14
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Lance,
At the Corning 90 players shot under par and Bubbles shoots a 73 on a 6200 yard golf course. Evidently, from the tee she has no idea where the ball is going to end up...certainly not in the fairway. Already she is 9 shots back after the first round and has already shot herself out of the tournament. I am sure she will say that she thought she played very well with just a couple of errant shots during the round. Creamer and Pressel shot 66 and are only 2 shots back. There is a possibility that Bubbles will not make the cut unless she really picks up her game during the second round. I am certain the the Solheim Cup Captain is observing Bubbles play every tournament. I do not think shooting a 73 at a "birdie fest" is having fun. Of course, if Bubbles thinks there is very little difference between a 73 and a 63, then she doesn't have anything to worry about. The saga continues!
2009-05-21 @ 17:30
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
The tragedy is that the media and the public continue to follow this saga. To say that the LPGA needs Wie to save them is ridiculous. There are 100 players on the LPGA with more talent than Wie, and they prove it week in and week out. The LPGA should focus its marketing on the super talented women who actually care about their sport and their tour, and stop focusing on a spoiled part timer who only wants to have fun. It is demeaning to her gender and to the LPGA for Wie to keep on with that sentiment. It is as if she still feels the LPGA is not worthy of her. What a load of crap. She has not will to win, and why would she when money hungry exploiters have showered her with enough cash that she'll never actually have to work for anything in her life. And she still says she wants to play in the Masters....Not only is this kid out to lunch, but she really must have a psychological issue or substandard intelligence. I mean really. The Masters? How many good PGA golfers have never made it to the Masters. I bet there are many. And you cannot even say Wie is a good female golfer yet. A few tournaments with top 10 finishes doesn't do it. The only thing she can be given any credit for is actually qualifying for the LPGA this year, but with her attitude towards her committement to the tour, I have trouble giving her credit for even that....It's pathetic to see her name in the pre tournament interviews. Why does anyone care? So many more worthy players.
2009-05-21 @ 18:37
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Smudge,
I wonder when Michelle says "most importantly I am here to have fun" is she really saying "I have more money in the bank than every LPGA member and you are lucky to have me playing in your tournament." When Ischer who has won $8,800.00 so far this year, shoots a 64 under ideal conditions and Bubbles shoots a 73, she really should be embarrassed by her performance. Of course, Bubbles stated that "there is a lot of golf to be played." I do not think she will make the cut in this tournament. I was really surprised when I saw her caddie assisting her with one of her putts. Evidently, she still has not figured out how to hit her driver. I do not know if her Mother is still insisting that she uses the X-Stiff shaft or she has switched to the stiff shaft. She really can not have many excuses considering the 6200 yard course and ideal playing conditions. There were many par four holes that she was only 65 to 90 yards from the green and she could not birdie the holes. Her performance is very similar to the tournament in Mexico where most of the field was shooting 6 to 7 under par and she was shooting par or worse. Tomorrow is another day. The saga continues!
2009-05-21 @ 21:59
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
"I putted well today and drove the ball well," ... "If only I could have hit a couple of irons better, it would have been a different story"

Michelle's comment after shooting a 73 under ideal course conditions where 90 players broke par. Is she the new "Alice in Wonderland?"
2009-05-22 @ 22:40
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Well, Bubbles just barely made the cut and after missing 5 & 7 foot birdie putts, she then made a couple of 30 footers in order to play on the weekend.
2009-05-22 @ 22:43
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Hard to believe,

Bubbles played well today with a 4-under 68, but is currently 9 strokes back of the lead and the day is not over. I don't know if I have ever seen the scores this low, their have already been two 62s and a 63, and several players have multiple eagles today.

I know the course is relatively short, but these scores are incredible. Sorry Bu88les, eight under after three rounds is not going to cut it.

Lance R
2009-05-23 @ 15:44
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Lance R.,
I wonder if it is starting to sink into BUbbles brain that she can not shoot par or above in the first round and expect to win a tournament. There are just too many excellent players on the LPGA and Bubbles can not afford to have even one mediocre round. She has been averaging around 10 to 12 bogeys during a four day tournament and we know that is not going to have her holding a trophy in her little hot hands. Again she only hit 50% of her fairways and is ranked 146 on the LPGA. If she keeps saying that "I am going to try my hardest and most importantly to have fun" 2009 is going to be a long year, at least until she returns back to Stanford. I wonder if Nike and Omega are having fun paying Bubbles $500,000 a month each?
2009-05-24 @ 18:23
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

She should be able to have on round near par, Paula Creamer had a second round 72 and still nearly won. The problem with Bubbles is that she rarely goes way low...like a 65. In this tournament, you needed to follow up a par round with a 65 or 66 to be near the top, and I am not sure Bubbles can do that without hitting more fairways and putting a little better.

I think she played well in this tournament though, but you are right. She will not win until she changes her attitude from "having fun" and "learning a lot", to "I am here to win a golf tournament!"

Lance R
2009-05-25 @ 11:40
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
Sure, MW should look forward to having a great time at any event she enters but I'll also bet that her words cover up her feelings of inadequacy. She is still only a kid whose parents have kept a tight guard around her for as long as the public has watched her grow up.

Give her a bit of space and let's see if she can change from competitor to winner. I think she is improving, if only a bit at a time. It's too bad for Wie that most of the top fellow golfers are Asian (esp at the Corning Classic...wow!) and focused on what they set out to accomplish. I think their great play is putting even more pressure on MW to achieve.
2009-05-26 @ 16:04
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
"You know, like I always say, dream high and stuff, set your goals up high, and I think it's definitely - I'm not saying it's an easy goal to achieve"

Do they teach English at Stanford?
2009-05-30 @ 09:07
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Stacy,
What we do not know is how dedicated is Michelle off the course with her practice and gym workouts. One perfect example was the William sisters at the French Open. It was obvious that they were out of shape and could not compete with the tough Europeans. If Michelle shoots over par during the first round at Bulle Rock, she will not be able to recover.
2009-06-09 @ 18:01

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