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Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
I like Michelle and I wish her success, however, her decision to not play in the Korean Pro-Am did not set well with me...I wonder if that decision had anything to do with Sony dropping her? In my opinion, unless Michelle hits the fairways at least 75% of the time, she will not win a tournament in 2009. Her ranking of 146th in hitting fairways does not make you a winner. I was surprised at her putting ranking since she seems to miss putts in the 3 to 6 foot range often. I still think she must improve her mental game before she wins any tournaments. I think she will finish 12th at the State Farm Classic with another Korean winning the tournament.
2009-06-02 @ 14:42
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Ochoa is T100 with 66.5% of fairways hit. Wie might need 75% in a particular tournament to win it, but if she could hit 2/3rds of her fairways on a consistent basis like Ochoa she would be in good shape. I figure Wie for another top 10 at State Farm.
2009-06-02 @ 15:27
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

So you think she will be in the top 10? It is always fun to predict then see where the player ends up (something our ole friend Putt4par would never do).

I think she will finish around 30th. She has been playing really well for a while, and I think she may let down a little. It is also an event before a major, so her mind may be elsewhere. We shall see.

Lance R
2009-06-02 @ 17:43
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

Are you lowering your expectations for Bubbles even further?

She has been playing better than she has been for a long time, she might even have won this event last year if not for another of her patented gaffs, and the course is made to order for her game, and the best you can predict for her is a top ten?

Even I could predict a top ten for Bubbles at this weenie roast.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2009-06-02 @ 20:34
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Alex,

I really feel a Bu88les let down this week. She has played well for several weeks, and I predict a made cut, but also a middle of the pack finish.

If she does earn a top 10 finish, considering also that she has played well as of late, it will probably revive the Wie-bots like Putt4par and Florida Mike.

We shall see.

LR
2009-06-02 @ 20:52
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Lance R,

I'm getting ready to leave on my annual trip to the Memorial, so I won't be viewing any of Bubbles' latest quest at immortality.

Today's "Trib" saw fit to publish a picture of Bubbles practicing her chipping, with the ubiquitous BO and BJ hovering about six feet from her.

I actually believe that Bubbles will have an excellent outing at the State Farm. In fact, I will go out on a limb and predict that she will be in a playoff Sunday, but will ultimately lose in that playoff, and end up T2nd.

That should buoy the spirits of the Wie Warriors. Still no win, however.

Alex USMC 1969073
2009-06-03 @ 08:21
Comment from: JohnD [Visitor]
Lance R:

Hey,man, I'm with you on that! Wie-Wee, aka bu88les, will finish at the bottom of the pack. I doubt if she can pull off a top 50 finish again.
2009-06-04 @ 07:28
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
As I looked at Bubbles scorecard through 16 holes and saw NO BOGEYS, my first thought was this is going to be HER tournament! When I returned some time later, I saw that she bogeyed the last two holes to end up -2 and 4 shots back of the leader. Once again Bubbles was unable to find the fairways and only hit 50% as well 50% of the greens. This tells me that she really scrambled (again) to shoot -2. I do not think Bubbles has had a bogey free round in 2009. However, with Alex being so positive for Bubbles, only GOOD things can be in store for her.
2009-06-04 @ 18:21
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Alex,

Safe travels,

Joe Cool,

Yes, she was having quite a round until the last two holes. Still, I feel that she is going to let down during this event and finish around 30th. She is scrambling a lot, and still needs to improve off the tee box. We shall see.

Natalie Gulibus (sp?) had a solid round, I would like to see her get her second win.

Also, I think Jee Young Lee may be hard to catch if she keeps playing well. She is one that is capable of going very low (unlike Bu88les).

LR
2009-06-04 @ 18:52
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Michelle bogeyed the first par five hole and that is giving up two strokes to the field. I hope Bubbles is learning that the top players RARELY make bogeys and her 70 during the first round already shot her out of the tournament. I believe during Bubble's entire career she has only shot maybe three 65s the past five years. I see the gal from Norway shot a 63 today and I have not checked to see if that is a new course record. It seems that Bubbles has been running into these LPGA players that are shooting career low scores in the tournaments she has been playing in 2009. Bubbles rarely has a good first round and is finding herself playing catchup with the field. As I had stated before, I think she will finish around tied for 12th place. Her stats are still 50% and she does not seem to be able to better that percentage. Yes, she will make the cut, but, she will not score low during this tournament...maybe a couple more 68s and that will be it.
2009-06-05 @ 16:08
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

After she made that bogey on 1, she was actually flirting with the cut line and I thought for a moment that she may pull the ole Bu88les choke on us and miss the cut. But she pulled it together and shot a very respectable 68. This tournamant is different than the past two or three events. The difference between the cut line and the leader is only nine strokes. So they are all bunched in there pretty tight.

I still think Bu88les will have a poor round tomorrow or Sunday and finish around 30th. We shall see.

Lance R
2009-06-05 @ 18:56
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Lance R,
It looks like a gigantic birdie fest with Miyazato shooting a 30 on the front nine! She really must be flag hunting to shoot the 30. Bubbles length doesn't mean very much if she can not hit the fairways and have to scrabble from the rough. I really do not see her shooting better than another 68 under what seems to be perfect scoring conditions. As I had mentioned before, the top players rarely make bogeys and Bubbles will have to tighten up her game before the next major.
2009-06-06 @ 13:35
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
It looks like Lance might be right when he says that Bubbles will probably finish around 30th. Once again she bogeyed the no.1 par five that everyone else is scoring birdie. She has three bogies and two birdies in the first 7 holes. This means that Miyazato picked up 8 strokes on Bubbles on the front side. Ai can par in for a 64 and I think she will shoot a 63 or maybe a 62. Bubbles still is only hitting 50% of the fairways and if she doesn't improve she will not make the cut at the major next week. I think she will find the rough much more difficult than in this tournament. I think Alex hit the nail on the head when he stated that Bubbles is a "good golfer" but by no means exceptional. She is just one of the "middle of the pack" on the LPGA. If she is not able to control her driver off the tee, then, she will never win a tournament in 2009. She is outdriving Ai by 45 yards average, but, can not find the fairways.
2009-06-06 @ 15:11
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Well, our golf phenom had 7 bogeys and 1 double bogey for a 77 and is tied for 62nd place! I think her sponsors are growing wary. This is the girl who thinks that she will win a PGA event and play in the Masters! Of course, like many times before, she will probably shoot lights out tomorrow when it really doesn't matter. Lance, where did you get your crystal ball?
2009-06-06 @ 19:08
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

Bu88les was certainly due for a poor round. She has been playing consistently well (for her) during the past 4 events, so I figured she was due for a let down. She will probably do a little better tomorrow since there will be no pressure on her at all. The one consistent issue about her game that I have noticed this tournament is that she seems to having trouble finishing out a round. She finished the first round with two consecutive bogies, then fell apart on the final four holes during the third round. That's something she need to correct before next week.

As far as winning a men's event, it is sad that she is in such a fog. She will need to start playing a lot better and winning some events before she will likely be invited to a mens event again, let alone actually winning one.

Lance R
2009-06-06 @ 21:49
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Wie falters with 77, trails by 11 in third round of LPGA State Farm Classic

YAWN!!!

2009-06-06 @ 23:23
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

She was at least shooting even par with four birdies and four bogies with four holes to play, then dropped five shots over the next four holes. That is what makes predicting her outcome so much fun. She is talented, but she is also such a spaz (or scumwaffle as Florida Mike would say) that you never know what the hell she is going to do.

I am sticking to my earlier prediction of 40th place finish.

Lance
2009-06-07 @ 08:55
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Go Kristy!!!!

I am pulling hard for Kristy McPherson to get her first win on the LPGA tour. This is an athlete who had to give up other sports because she had an illness that prevented her from walking in the sixth grade. It looked for a while as if she would never compete in any sport again. Through faith, family, and hard work, she in now the 30th best female golfer in the world.

She has a great attitude, and hopefully she will get her first win this weekend. This is the type of athelete that I pull for....not the spoiled brat "Bu88les."

Lance R
2009-06-07 @ 10:37
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Right about where we figured...54th! Good job Wie-Wee!
2009-06-07 @ 17:52
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
If Bubbles can not hit fairways better than 50% at Bulle Rock, she better forget about playing on the weekend. Also, 46 greens out of 72 doesn't cut it on the LPGA. The $4,913.00 she made this tournament will not pay for her private jets fuel.

The saga of Bubbles continues. One thing for certain is the fact that many golf fans are really tired of the golf phenom train wrecks.

Solheim Cup?...not a chance!
2009-06-07 @ 23:02
Comment from: JimC [Visitor] Email
Wie made the LPGA cut in 2007; I think it's a pretty good bet she'll make it this year.

I think she will mwke the Solheim team. Right now I would make Inkster and Wie my two captain's picks. If you disagree who would you pick?
2009-06-08 @ 13:29
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Well, I see that Bubbles just missed getting into that playoff I predicted.

I know, I know, she finished 13 shots behind the winner, but you've got to look at it this way, like Bubbles does.

You see, if Bubbles could have turned six of her bogeys into birdies, and one of her birdies into an eagle, she too would have been 17 under par. Thus, there isn't much difference between 4 under par and 17 under par.

As Cubs' fans like to say, "wait until next year."


Alex USMC 1969-73
2009-06-08 @ 13:31
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Alex,
You are really the astute man of the year! Bubbles still has not figured out that on the golf range it is 10% mental and 90% physical...on the golf course it is 90% mental and 10% physical. I am sure that during the hundreds of balls hit on the practice range, BJ and Bo yell out words of encouragement and WOW Michelle, another great shot!! Bubbles has not figured out where her driver is going to end up and I do not give her much of a chance to make the cut at Bulle Rock. I hear that Saucon Valley is even a longer and tighter course for the U.S. Open, so, Bubbles will not make the cut in that tournament either unless she can harness in her driver accuracy.

People are wondering why so many Korean players are winning the tournaments. When the Koreans represent 40% of the LPGA roster, it comes as no surprise that they are winning most of the tournaments. What has happened to the collegiate golf program? Alex, I am sure you will have the answer in your next blog.
2009-06-09 @ 13:49
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
It looks like once again Bubbles is going to shoot a poor first round and find herself 8 or 9 strokes back of the leader. Her performances are not of the "golf phenom" but of just another average LPGA golfer. The hype has worn thin and she may impress on the driving range, however, on the golf course where there are consequences, she has been a disappointment.
2009-06-11 @ 11:49
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
The main goal for me is to have a lot of fun, play my hardest, try my hardest.

Well, when you have $40,000,000 in the bank, I guess having fun IS more important than winning golf tournaments!
2009-06-12 @ 00:39
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Bubbles, Bubbles, toil and troubles. Three over on the day with two holes to play.
2009-06-12 @ 17:56
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Folks,

Bu88les is hanging in there tough with a 70-72 Even score in a tournament where the ladies are struggling to break even par. It seems as the conditions are difficult at this major, and I predict an over par score for tomorrow. But, she does know this course and may surprise us tomorrow. Nevertheless, I predict a "no-win" for our womens golf icon who is the biggest name in womens golf....yet has never won.

Lance R
2009-06-12 @ 18:49
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Bubbles is 8 shots off the lead and with 5 birdies and 5 bogeys she is not setting the course on fire. It seems she is playing very conservative while hitting a 3 wood on the par 5 holes. Her mindset seems to be to just make the cut as it was on the PGA. The other rookie Nordqvist has more than twice as many birdies with only 3 bogeys. Again, I think Bubbles will finish in the middle of the pack at around 34th place. Of course not too long ago I would say to watch out for Ochoa, however, she is now in love and her mind is not really on golf. After this tournament, she will rush back to Mexico and probably will not play again until the US Open. She is now on the Tiger track of playing one tournament and running back to Mexico for a month. Though she will not admit it, but I think she will be pregnant during the first year of her marriage. That is fine and I am certain there will be no complaints from the other LPGA players.
2009-06-12 @ 18:56
Comment from: smudge [Visitor]
Uh Lance, where are you getting the super great weed? you sound like Bubbles herself, I felt like I shot 65 when in fact she shot 75. In fact she shot 74 today, not 72. She is 8 strokes back, going backwards again. I predict a bottom 10 finish.
2009-06-12 @ 18:56
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Lance R.,
Bubbles shot 70 and 74 to be at even par. The leaders didn't make a move, however, Bubbles didn't either.
2009-06-12 @ 18:59
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Smudge wrote:

"Uh Lance, where are you getting the super great weed? you sound like Bubbles herself,"

No "weed" consumption here Mr. Smudge, I am not a Wie-wee and do not think she will win this tournament. But at even par after the second round (70-74), she is hanging in there and is within striking distance, especially considering that she is only 8 strokes down with two rounds to play. That is all my post said. Are you sure you are not actually Putt4par signing up as Smudge? Are you the same person? You actually sound like him yourself.

LR
2009-06-12 @ 20:56
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Yes JC,

I entered a typo claiming Bu88les had a 70-72 instead of 70-74. Sorry...

As I stated, I think she will have an above-par round tomorrow as the conditions at this event are tough. But she does know the course well, so we will see.

Lance R
2009-06-12 @ 21:02
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Lance,
Do not worry over the typo, you will not be scheduled for castration. The next sentence is for Bubbles. BUBBLES, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS...GET IT TOGETHER AND DO SOMETHING! I have been waiting for the past five years and my patience is growing thin. I am on the verge of going to "ALEXVILLE." The "GOOD TO GO" town.
2009-06-12 @ 21:57
Comment from: Putt4par [Visitor] Email
How dare you anyone compare me with the pathetic Smudge. I would rather be compared to a mule's arse than this guy.
2009-06-13 @ 11:38
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Bubbles just had a hole-in-one on the par 3 7th hole...maybe this will light a fire under her butt and she will start playing some serious golf instead of just having fun.
2009-06-13 @ 12:40
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Bubbles continues to shoot herself in the foot with 7 bogeys and 1 double bogey for a tie for 46th place. She will probably be around 12 or 13 shots from the lead when the third round is over. I am sure that the other LPGA Pros are asking "how much is she getting paid a year?" Bubbles is on the bogey train again and she will probably end up with 12 or 13 bogeys for the tournament. She has been very inconsistent in 2009 and I really do not see this trend changing. She is +3 for the par fives so far. It seems she is still afraid to hit her driver because she has no idea where the ball is going to end up. The saga continues!
2009-06-13 @ 17:00
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
JC,

Now I will agree that Bu88les is out of contention. If she went low today, she had a slim chance, but now with only one round left, she is way to far back. Her ace on the par 3 was sweet, but way to little to late.

Sorry Bu88les, another lost opportunity.

LR
2009-06-13 @ 20:32
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Yep another top 50 - TWO weeks in a row! Now we're cook'n. Speaking of which, maybe that is where Wie-wee belongs....in the kitchen.
2009-06-14 @ 06:30
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Amazingly, after the hole-in-one yesterday, Bubbles eagled the par-four first hole today. Presumably, she holed a shot from the fairway (unless it was a green she could drive).

Despite this, she is still only even par after 12 holes, with two birdies and two double-bogies after the eagle.
2009-06-14 @ 13:41
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
OUCH!!!!

Yes Judge Smails, Wie-wee just suffered her second double bogie on #12 which put her at +1 over all and a tie for 46th (at the time). She seems to suffer on courses that really make you pay when you miss a fairway or green.

Had it not been for those two eagles, she would really be letting down the Wie-bots once again.

I cant wait to see what she has to say afterwards. Those hopes of playing the Masters in Agusta must be fading a little.

LR
2009-06-14 @ 13:47
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
With four holes to play Bubbles has 7 bogeys and three double bogeys. I think in 2008 Ochoa had three double bogeys the entire year! Bubbles, are you paying attention? I have read reports that the Saucon Valley course where the women's US Open will be played is longer and tighter with more Punishing rough than Bulle Rock. During this tournament I doubt if Bubbles hit her driver more than four times. Then she wonders why she has only played the par five holes in -1 to date. The post interview (if there is one) will be..."I thought I played very solid except for a couple of shots"..."as you know, my game is a work in progress and I know I am not playing the way that I should be playing"...I think my putting has never been better and I need just a little tweak here and there and I will have my game where it should be." I think her name is going to change from the "Big Wiesy" to the "Big Bogey." She has been averaging around 12 bogeys during the tournaments...does Bubbles realize that the top players average that in four tournaments, not one. She is rapidly becoming the "Kournikova of Golf."
2009-06-14 @ 14:26
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool:

Below is your predicted Bu88les post-tournament speech:

..."I thought I played very solid except for a couple of shots"..."as you know, my game is a work in progress and I know I am not playing the way that I should be playing"...I think my putting has never been better and I need just a little tweak here and there and I will have my game where it should be."

I believe that you are close; however, I believe that it will be more like:

..."Ahhh I thought I played very solid except for a bad holes"..Ahhh, everyone has bad holes ya know and stuff..as you know, my life is a work in progress and I know I am not playing the way that I should be playing, but I really learned a lot today, especially after that second double bogey on 12...I think my putting has never been better and I need just a little tweak here and there and I will have my game where it should be...and also, I tweaked my wrist again today....but ahhhh, I am ready to take on Tiger Woods at the Masters.....or something."
2009-06-14 @ 15:27
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Lance,
After getting beaten by 14 strokes and tieing for 23rd place, Bubbles quote..."I don't think my score reflected how well I played"...ahhh, she really is a work in progress.
2009-06-14 @ 18:54
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
This is Bubbles mantra before going to bed..."mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the greatest golf phenom of all?"

At 7:15 tomorrow morning Bubbles will try to qualify for the women's US Open. I forgot that she had to qualify this year. I am not taking any bets that she will make it.
2009-06-14 @ 21:52
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
"I felt like I played great. I really don't think the score reflected my game," she said, shortly after a bogey on No. 18 capped her final-round 70.

"I feel like I did really well, I feel like I was swinging really well. Everything felt pretty positive," Wie said. "I just couldn't get anything going, and some of the putts didn't drop. A couple of sprayed shots here and there (hurt)."

I am going to catch the train to Alexville tomorrow!
2009-06-14 @ 22:05
Comment from: Florida Mike [Visitor] Email
Hey Lance,
Two shout-outs in one comment section. I'm impressed! Especially as I rarely bother to correct ya'll anymore. But for the record, Michelle is not a scumwaffle. I must admit, that I thought consistently playing on the tournament would benefit her more. I agree that she will need to dramatically alter her game and mental attitude in order to win her first, but I am respectful about it. Down here we were raised to be respectful of young women, of course I don't listen to michelle's after comments, unlike some of you obsessed misogynitistic curmudgeons.
2009-06-14 @ 22:13
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Florida Mike:

Wow..."obsessed misogynitistic curmudgeons"...that one really hurts. I could have handled the curmudgeon part...but coupled with obsessed and misogynitistic...that just put it over the edge, you hit us below the belt...I have hurt feelings now, thanks a lot Florida Mike!! Why could you not have just called me a scumwaffle like you did to poor ole Michelle Wie???

One obvious way that you use to deflect criticisms is to stick your head in the sand (or whereever else it may be):

"I don't listen to Michelle's after comments (sic)"

Well why not Florida Mike??? Is it because you actually do know how ignorant she sounds. Has your daughter heard Michelle's eloquent speeches after she has walked off a tee box to avoid an 88, or embarassed her sponsors with a pathetic performance? And since you have elected to stick your head in the sand and ignore her off the course behavior (like refusing participation in a pro-am), have you considered mayby shutting up???? The other bloggers would appreciate it since you have no idea what you are talking about.
2009-06-15 @ 08:49
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
"I felt like I played great. I really don't think the score reflected my game," Wie said. "I feel like I did really well, I feel like I was swinging really well. Everything felt pretty positive. I just couldn't get anything going, and some of the putts didn't drop. A couple of sprayed shots here and there [hurt].""I think it's definitely a reflection of how good I was hitting my irons," Wie said. "I thought I was going to hole a couple more today, but it's fun to start off a round like that."

Bubbles hit 46 of 72 greens! Is she trying to convince herself or her sponsors? She is definitely delusional about the quality of her golf. Like Alex said, "Bubbles is a pretty good golfer, but, nothing exceptional."









2009-06-15 @ 11:33
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Bubbles missed qualifying for the US Open by one stroke. A 144 made the cut and Bubbles shot a 145. I wonder if she had any idea what she had to shoot during the last nine holes? Evidently, there is one exemption left to be given out to some lucky gal so she may play in the US Open. Though Bubbles will be an obvious draw for attendance, I think it would be a mistake to give it to her. Her work ethic stinks and she simply does not put in the gym time like the Swede who just won the LPGA Championship. Bubbles had a chance to make the cut and she failed.
2009-06-15 @ 20:39
Comment from: Alex [Visitor] Email
Bubbles scored an ace and also holed out from the fairway for another eagle. She made eleven birdies to boot and still only ended up one under par, and 14 shots out of first.

Her putting was certainly atrocious when one considers that on the ace and the eagle she had NO putts but still had 119 for the tournament.

I don't see Bubbles winning an LPGA event this year or in the foreseeable future. She shot her bolt in the SBS when she couldn't win with a three shot lead with eight to play.

Her tournament play has become ultra-conservative. She might as well leave her driver in the locker room. It seems her goal is to make the cut, and then coast in, falling further and further behind with each subsequent round, and finishing double digit strokes from the lead.

Definitely not the stuff that champions are made of.

Alex USMC 1969-73
2009-06-15 @ 21:15
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Alex, well stated...I am on the train to Alexville and hope you can meet me at the station.
2009-06-15 @ 21:32
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
There are no more special exemptions to be given by the USGA. The deadline passed on June 11.

Bye, bye Bubbles, see ya next year!
2009-06-15 @ 22:31
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
But despite drawing the most onlookers, neither qualified. In a strong field of 111 players, many who competed Sunday in the LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock, neither was among 30 qualifiers. While Wie (71-74 - 145) imploded with four bogeys on her last five holes and missed a playoff by a shot, O'Neal (80-75 - 155) was never in contention.

Oh yes, those dreaded last five holes! Bubbles mental game under pressure is zero! I wonder what her excuse was this time...probably that she was unable to get 12 hours of sleep before teeing off. The pathetic saga continues.
2009-06-16 @ 08:29
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Wieees not a champion...WIEEEESSS not a champion...she is a loserrrrrr...of the worrrrrrrrrld!!!!

and you guys thought I could not sing.
2009-06-16 @ 11:30
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Almost as if they can’t stand prosperity, the USGA has limited automatic qualifying to the top 10 on the current LPGA money list, down from the top 30 a year ago. What possible logic could have been used to come up with that little gem? The LPGA is the greatest collection of female talent in the world - and it isn’t even close. Why would you not want every one of those top 30? Pardon me for suggesting but I’d have to say that all of them are easily within the top 156 golfers in the world and should be in the Open, no questions asked. Some of the elite players between 11th and 30th who are playing at a very high level so far in 2009, are players like Natalie Gulbis and Michelle Wie. But don’t look for them at the 2009 Women’s US Open. They just missed out in the 36 hole qualifier on the day after the LPGA Championship where they finished 21st and 23rd.
2009-06-16 @ 16:15
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Joe Cool,

I agree that at least the top 30 should be playing in the open and I don't know why the format was changed. Seems as if the top 30 would make better sense for automatic qualification.

Try asking Florida Mike this question, who will probably tell you it's because the LPGA is run by communist Nazi terrorist scumwaffles that are all obsessed misogynitistic pedofilic curmudgeons and have intentions of conspiracy against all women athletes (especially Bu88les)..
2009-06-16 @ 17:49
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Lance,
Bubbles was ranked 16th on the money list and I am certain that the tickets sales are going to suffer because of some USGA official's stupid decision to change the LPGA money list. Like Forest Gump said, "stupid is as stupid does."

However, there were seven Koreans that qualified at Woodmont out of the 30...just what we need for the US Open!
2009-06-16 @ 18:31
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
In 2010 the US Open will be called the "Koreaican Open" and will be open only for illegal aliens. Boy, I can hardly wait.

If I was ranked 16th on the LPGA money list out of 150 LPGA members and I had to qualify for the US Open, I definitely would be pissed! What USGA bozo changed it from 30 to 10? Did they get the LPGA mixed up with the Futures Tour?
2009-06-16 @ 23:14
Comment from: coolio [Visitor] Email
"However, there were seven Koreans that qualified at Woodmont out of the 30...just what we need for the US Open!"

Yes, let's keep them kimchi eaters out, who cares how well they play. Say no to Koreans and yes to Wie!

Racist.


2009-06-17 @ 13:00
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
JC,

The LPGA does has made a few questionable decisions over the past few years, I was actually unaware that Bubbles even had to qualify. She has not won anything yet, but has played consistently well this year and now has a card. Same with Gulbis. I agree 100% with you that the absence of Bubbles and Gulbis will hurt attendance at the Open. Maybe if enough folks complain about the silly rule change, then they will change it back.

I am actually sad that Bubbles will not be playing. We will not be able to analyze her performance, listen to her semi-literate speeches and excuses, or read Florida Mike's hillarious diagnosis of all bloggers that do not like Bubbles conduct.

The week will not be as fun for sure.

LR
2009-06-17 @ 13:01
Comment from: coolio [Visitor] Email
"In 2010 the US Open will be called the "Koreaican Open" and will be open only for illegal aliens. Boy, I can hardly wait."

Another racist remark by Joe Cool.

Really not worth any further comment.
2009-06-17 @ 13:05
Comment from: coolio [Visitor] Email
Again.... the entitlement attitude.
If Bu88les were such a great player, how come she failed to qualify?

Please, don't bring up any fatigue related excuses. Other ladies played on Sunday too and managed to qualify on Monday.

Or the case of Mina Harigae. Mina Harigae won a Futures tournament on Sunday, drove five hours, and then finished first at the qualifier on Monday! (Btw. Joe Cool, is Mina Harigae a "good" American-Asian ala Wie, or a bad Asian from Asia? Hmm?)

--Coolio
2009-06-17 @ 13:16
Comment from: coolio [Visitor] Email
Lance R,

I am not celebrating a Wie free Open yet.

I would not be surprised if bj pulled some kind of stunt and the winless princess somehow ended up in the Open.

--Coolio
2009-06-17 @ 13:23
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Coolio,
You definitely need a knuckle sandwich you piece of shit!
2009-06-17 @ 13:39
Comment from: Lance R [Visitor] Email
Coolio,

I certainly am not claiming that Bu88les is entitled to the Open without merit, but she does have three top 10 finishes this year (including one runner up), she has made every cut, she is currently 18th on the money list and ranked 41st on the Rolex Rankings.

I would have guessed that those accomplishments would be enough to exempt her from having to qualify.

The irony is that in past years she has received sponsor's exemptions, and in some cases really did not deserve to be in the field. Now that she has a card and is playing full time, she did not qualify and will be staying home.

As far as BJ pulling some strings....we shall see, stranger things have happened and I am sure he will try.

LR
2009-06-17 @ 14:56
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Leave Joe Cool alone. There's nothing wrong with what he said. The problem lies with you, Coolio. You're talking like a politically-correct libtard.
2009-06-18 @ 15:37
Comment from: coolio [Visitor] Email
Judge Smails,

So far I have never been accused of political correctness (even though I usually don't go around calling people p.o.s.). Whether I am a liberal or not depends on your point of view.

One thing is for sure, though -- I do believe in "survival of the fittest" (or "best" in this case). So, what is wrong with Korean girls playing in the LPGA/Open? And what is Joe Cool right about? That Koreans should not play in the LPGA/Open simply because of their citizenship? That they are here illegally?

--Coolio

2009-06-18 @ 21:13
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Coolio,

No, actually, you are what you are. Whether or not you're a liberal is determined by your ideology, your beliefs, not my perspective. What I believe doesn't change the objective reality of what you are. The only qualification I will add is that "liberal" is a relative term, in that its definition does change based on the time and place. However, in 2009 America a liberal is understood to have certain characteristics, lacking and defective though they may be.

Joe cool is right about everything in those posts, and that is clear if you read his comments with an eye toward understanding them. Note that he didn't say Koreans should be banned from the Open. He simply lamented the fact that so many qualified for it. This is understandable, as it's well-established that robotic foreigners who do not and cannot interact with the fans don't exactly help the marketability of a tour. Also note that people do not say the same thing about Shigeki Maruyama on the men's tour, and Chi Chi Rodriguez was a hit. Why? Because they aren't automatons who walk around with a Terminator-like countenance. They are personable, charming and funny and put on a show for the fans.

Joe's point also was that high-ranked LPGA players (which can include foreigners) should be shown more respect; he was saying that it's ridiculous to limit exemptions to the LPGA top 10, thereby affording players who haven't "paid those dues" — many of whom are foreign — a greater chance of getting in the Open.

You should also realize that Joe's commentary was inspired by the fact that Bubbles, despite being ranked 16th on the tour, was denied automatic entry into the Open. And her racial background is precisely the same as that of the Korean players.

Now, on a personal level, I'm tickled pink that Bubbles won't be in the event. However, I'm also fair and would thus never deny that, in this case, she was victimized by an unfair system. (Ironic, too, isn't it? The girl who benefited from copious exemptions she didn't deserve now is denied one that, it could be reasonably said, she actually did earn. Of course, it still is ridiculous that she couldn't qualify.)

Lastly, there is nothing wrong with requiring people who work in our country to speak our language. It's what any sane nation would do . . . . Oops, my mistake, as that characterization ceased describing us a looooong time ago.

While I don't expect it to be forthcoming, you owe Joe Cool an apology.
2009-06-19 @ 10:21

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