Wasting Our Time With Michelle Wie
Why oh why do we waste good printers ink (or in my case bytes) talking about Michelle Wie? She’s an albatross around the neck of ladies golf, an asterisk on the leaderboard of history, a sidenote in the annals of LPGA lore. People will say “Remember Michelle Wie, couldn’t she hit the ball far.” “Wasn’t she the one that almost won an LPGA tournament?” “Didn’t she have nice legs.” Or some other similar drivel.
Face it folks, Michelle Wie is done. Toast. Stick a fork in her. She’s been overhyped and overpaid. Nike should re-read their endorsement contract to see if there’s an out clause. She should concentrate on getting her degree at Stanford because there are no jobs for over-promoted also rans.
Yes, I’m bitter. Partially because I believed some of the hype a few years ago. But I’m really ticked off now because the media is so gullible to this hype. Let’s take a quick tour of the headlines from our media brethren before she took her first swing at the LPGA US Open this week:
The Pioneer Press in St. Paul: The Resurgence of Michelle Wie
The San Jose Mercury News : Wie: I Think I Can Win U.S. Open
The Charlotte Observer : Wie Says She’s On Upswing
The USA Today : With Injury Behind Her, Wie Poised to Make Noise at Open
After she took her first swing:
The Baltimore Sun : Wie cards 9 at Women’s Open, already out of contention
Reuters : Nine an ugly number for Wie at U.S. Women’s Open
The USA Today : Wie stumbles to a 9 on 9th hole at Open
And my favorite is from the Chris Baldwin, a realist at Worldgolf.com. I wanted to point out some of his eloquent prose too: Michelle Wie shows where her game’s really at with 81 in the U.S. Women’s Open. In keeping with the sports psychologist babble that earns more scorn from Wie realists than even her play, the reeling hype machine feels she is close though.
“I can spring back tomorrow and shoot a low round,” Wie said moments ago.
Yeah right. Give it a rest girl.
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I never believed the hype, and my posts on this site prove it. I think you would be better served looking inward and figuring out why you fell victim to a lie that was so plain to many of us. Just ask, "What did these people discern that eluded me? What about their grasp of reality enabled them to figure out what was wrong with the picture?"
man is she entertaining! Whether its making
repeated rules violations (read: cheating),
quitting due to "heat" or sore wrists, carding a 9,
firing her caddy, or whatever - when Wie shows up
fireworks are sure to follow. Her post-round
comments are priceless. Who else would shoot 85
and say something like, "I'm really close" ??
Hilarious. She must have the same PR firm as
Hillary Clinton. Anyway, golf needs some comic
relief, so here's hoping we see more of Wie!
(P.S. Is it my imagination, or is she developing
quite a belly?)
Since Michelle turned pro does anyone remember her making an eagle in any tournament? You would think she would have many since she can hit the golf ball over a mile. I think she now has the name of "The Bogey Queen" and "Ms.Nine."
Obviously, I will just have to shoot a low score tomorrow. Like I said, I was just unlucky. I mean, it was just one hole.
Its not as easy as it looks from your living room!
Give the girl a break! It isn't easy being hyped as hard as she was at such a young age. She will mature inspite of you deriding armchair clowns.
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