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Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
I think Fred Funk once put on Annika Sorenstam's skirt after a bet...(although I didn't know they wore the same size!)

As for Michelle Wie, if she does make the cut, expect to never, ever hear the end of it!
2008-07-25 @ 11:54
Comment from: Antonio [Visitor] Email
You got a bet! I will be anticipating your coming out party.
2008-07-25 @ 14:43
Comment from: BV [Visitor]
LOL.....you can't find a Wie supporter ANYWHERE these days! Not even Jennifer Mario has a good word for the poor (relatively speaking....with all that NIKE money she isn't 'poor') lass!

I would strogly suggest you start looking for your skirt, there isn't a chance in H*LL she'll make the cut.
2008-07-25 @ 15:59
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
Since it was confirmed that you are a "drag queen" what is the big deal that you wear a skirt?
2008-07-25 @ 16:05
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor] Email
Stacy said: "As for Michelle Wie, if she does make the cut, expect to never, ever hear the end of it!"

You mean there was the remotest possibilty that we were going to here the end of with or without her win?
I's say icicles in the Fiery depths of Hades had a greater possibilty.
2008-07-25 @ 18:06
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
BV--I am still a Wie supporter, so I guess you are wrong. Wie may be back to her form of a couple of years ago. This time, however, she should be pretty much immune to what people say. It is very unlikely things will get anywhere near as bad as last year. In the past, I think hostile criticism got to her--but I don't think it will do that any more.
2008-07-25 @ 18:39
Comment from: Christi [Visitor]
I, too, take great pleasure in the ongoing train wreck that is Michelle Wie. Here's hoping she does make the cut so that you wear the skirt; the tourney gets the coverage it's sold its soul for; and Michelle astounds us with yet another DFL or DQ.
2008-07-25 @ 19:05
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
I, too, am certain that she will miss the cut. If she makes it through to the weekend, good on her. But do bear in mind that it's a relatively weak field.
2008-07-25 @ 19:30
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
I keep reading that the Reno-Tahoe tournament is a WEAK FIELD and this will be a plus for Michelle. This is a PGA event and they are PGA players, aren't they? Evidently no one understands how difficult it is to get your PGA card. Michelle is not going up against some junior golfers right out of high school. She has no control how the men will play, her biggest challenge will be the golf course and the 7400 plus yards. At 4500 feet Michelle will get a 10% boost off the tees and fairways. How about wishing her luck instead of hoping she will miss the cut.
2008-07-25 @ 21:14
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
A weak field means this will be like the John Deere. If last week is any indication, she may be back to the level she was at 3 years ago when she missed the JD cu by 2 strokes. If things go well making the cut might be possible. It helps that this time there will be very little pressure. I give her maybe 1 chance in 20 of making the cut. In a normal PGA event I would make it less than 1 in 1000.
2008-07-25 @ 22:38
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Jim C,

Wow, you certainly have changed your tune. It seems like people such as you go from one extreme to the other; first Bubbles was going to shake up the world, now she has less than a 1 in 1000 chance of making a PGA cut.

Well, Jim, even I wouldn't sell her that short. As I've long said, give anyone who can play the game enough chances, and he'll make a cut. However, that doesn't justify one's presence on the PGA Tour.

My guess is that if one of the best female players competed on the men's tour for a whole year, she might make one cut. Although she also might not.
2008-07-26 @ 12:00
Comment from: Iamsaving [Visitor] Email
what happens.

The matter of the fact is LPGA is a joke when compared with PGA. Paula won a few game, so what. Annika won several buskets, so what. The performance Annika had agaist man on the only PGA game she played (and dared not to play again) is an embarrassment. Wie fared signicantly better than so called the best of LPGA player against man.
2008-07-26 @ 14:28
Comment from: Tom [Visitor] Email
Look folks, it doesn't matter that Michelle Wie can't make the cut in a PGA event. That isn't what her purpose is.

The reason that Sony and Nike have sponsored Michelle Wie with a stiff upper lip until now is that Anna Rawson can't play better golf. In the event that Maria Sharapove changes her sport from tennis and begins shooting sub-par golf Team Wie will be dropped like a hot potato; plain-simple-brutally sexist.

The "glamming-up" of the LPGA has been a top albeit secret priority for some time. Womens golf has come a long way from the years where players in the old Dinah Shore Open were nearly indistinguishable from Delta Force practicing over in Twenty-Nine Palms.

Lastly, the myth of Michelle Wie is partially based upon her vaunted driving ability- as far as the men. This is total hogwash. I'll take one John Daly, a John Daly after two rain delays, three six-packs and 24 Hooters hot wings later and put him against Michelle Wie any day in a driving contest. But the myth is perpetuated for the sake of TV ratings.

You can now return to a more civil and sophisticated argumentation on the merits of Michelle Wie.
2008-07-26 @ 15:05
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
The reason I think Michelle will not make the cut is due simply to my belief that she just isn't good enough. I mean, I sincerely believe Paula Creamer is a better player than Michelle - how could I not believe it?!

But I would genuinely give Paula no chance at all of making a PGA Tour cut. That's right, bloody no chance. So what chance has Michelle got?

I'm sure Paula never considered the PGA Tour for longer than a few short moments. She decided to play on the tour where she BELONGS.
2008-07-26 @ 15:53
Comment from: taylormade [Visitor]
I don’t see a skirt in your future. However, I see another disaster in the making for Wie. Someone please give this girl some lessons in etiquette. I am all for gender equality and fairness. But Michelle Wie gets more breaks than Tiger’s putts. The media inflated her to be the female version of Tiger Woods. Unfortunately some of that ‘air’ is still in her head. She needs to step off and let a deserving golfer get a chance. Please, Ms. Wie take the money you made and go to Q-School
2008-07-26 @ 20:16
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Dave

At one time Michelle Wie was clearly better thsn Paula Creamer. Then there was a time when 100 players on the LPGA were all clearly better than Michelle Wie. Now Michelle Wie is back or almost back to her old form, and the situation is unclear.

today, Paula Creamer is probably better than Wie on a typical LPGA course, but Wie has a much better chance on a PGA course like the one at Reno.
2008-07-27 @ 01:36
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
> At one time Michelle Wie was clearly better thsn Paula Creamer.

Well, I was never sucked in by all the excess Wie hype, so I never actually believed this. When Michelle was 15 and the hype around her was probably at its peak, Paula had just joined the tour and quickly became the youngest winner of a multiple-round tournament in LPGA history at the tender age of 18.

So, how on earth was Michelle 'clearly better' than Paula? You can't justify what you're saying, and although I have no way of proving you wrong, I can point out that your argument is rather weak.



2008-07-27 @ 12:57
Comment from: Raymond [Visitor] Email
She has one good tournament where she drained what 3 shots from the fairway and things go back to normal? She will be so outclassed by these guys at the Reno that it won't even be funny. Even though most of the great PGA players will be at the Bridgestone, the field will be made up of good PGA Tour pros and some good Nationwide players. She will miss the cut by at least 6 strokes. She isn't even close to PGA material.
2008-07-27 @ 13:30
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Dave--Michelle Wie was clearly better than Paula Creamer the last two years or so that they were amateurs.

Raymond--She would rather be playing the final LPGA Major, but it didn't look like she would be invited. Since she played so well last week, she wanted another event before the Canadian. Her goal will be a simple one. Play PGA Reno at a level high enough to give her a win in the LPGA Canadian. Missing the cut by 6 wuld be a decent resut for her.
2008-07-27 @ 14:07
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
Raymond, not just outclassed, but OUTPLAYED.
:)

> Michelle Wie was clearly better than Paula Creamer the last two years or so that they were amateurs.

Why do you always make strange claims like these? At the end of Paula's amateur career, she was literally on the brink of winning an LPGA Tour tournament. As Michelle turned pro, she was on the brink of, well, nothing.

Paula proved herself to be a top female amateur, and is now one of the best female pros in the world (Michelle is 244th, very impressive). Of course, Michelle has played men's tournaments, on one occasion almost making the cut, but mostly embarassing herself, sometimes greatly so (hell, sometimes she embarasses herself eversomuch on the LPGA Tour). But how does this make Michelle 'clearly' a better player? You seem to be belittling Paula for taking the conventional route onto the tour - dude, there's nothing wrong with moving up through the ranks, conquering each level as you go; in fact it's far better than trying to bypass all that by going straight to the top level, then achieving nothing.

Jim, you really do talk rubbish. Paula is a very impressive golfer; she has PROVED herself. What has Michelle REALLY done? Her career has been basically one disappointment after another. She has not lived up to expectations; she is now 18, almost 19, and she hasn't won a tournament yet. She has missed her chance to be the LPGA's youngest winner, and the fact is, even if she does win before she turns 19, it's no big deal anymore.

You seem to have taken this 'clearly a better player' thing for granted, just as some atheists would never question whether Jesus Christ actually ever existed or not.

2008-07-27 @ 20:13
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
The biggest difference between Michelle and Paula is what in the space between the ears. I lost count how many times Michelle had important five foot putts and couldn't make them. However, it is strange that in some of the past PGA events some totally unknown would shoot a course record and a career best for 36 holes to have a minus stroke cut line. Then he would shoot 74 and 77 the next two days. At the Reno-Tahoe tournament I'll bet there will be a very low score during the first and second round where some golfer will be 12 under after the second day. Michelle comment of "I am not concerned about making the cut, I am just trying to make more birdies than bogeys." I am sure this made some guy that would love to be playing in the tournament real happy. If she does not make enough money in the Canadian Open, I only see a repeat of 2007. I really do not think that she wants to join the LPGA because it will take away too many opportunities to play on other tours. I doubt that Michelle has ever had to make a decision on her own. Maybe the decision to go jogging in Palo Alto in the dark of morning and jog backwards before tripping over something that she didn't even know what it was, (so she said.) If she insists to be a part time student and a part time golfer, I give her one more year before the money will start drying up.
2008-07-27 @ 22:14
Comment from: blueline24l [Visitor] Email

Someone posted Michelle is now "back." Based on a few low rounds in a weak field tournament? Wie is not anywhere close in ability to the top women players these days- let alone the men.

Actually I have a good match play 36 hole event I'd like to see. Michelle Wie against Alexis Thompson. That would finally mean plan B had arrived.........on to Michelle's next career as fashion model and wheel spinner for the by then retired Vanna. Hey- I wanna buy a vowel.
2008-07-29 @ 20:52
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor] Email
She birdied 3 of the first four holes in today's (Wednesday) pro-am, but followed with a bogey, four double bogeys and a triple bogey for a nine-over 81.

OH NO...MR. BLUE!
2008-07-30 @ 22:11
Comment from: jOE cOOL [Visitor] Email
Blueline241,
Vanna has the best job on TV. They taped all of the shows in four months, then she kicks back in Arizona for the rest of the year. Not bad for $12,000,000 a year. I forgot about her clothing line. I dunno, do you think Michelle's wrists can take the punishment of turning those letters around?
2008-07-30 @ 22:16

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