If Michelle Wie Makes The Cut, I'll Do a Jean Van de Velte and Wear a Skirt
Okay, I’m taking bets. My bet is that Michelle Wie, probably the most poorly managed professional female golfer in recent memory, will miss the cut in next week’s men’s PGA Tour event.
I don’t know who makes decisions for her, but in addition to being disqualified for a second time in a professional event (hasn’t she played this game on a national stage since aged 14), she decides to add insult to injury and accept a sponsor’s exemption to play in an eighth PGA Tour men’s event. I think at this week’s Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, she’ll fail like she’s failed many times before even though this will be one of the weakest fields on this year’s PGA Tour.
Why does she do this? Well, it appears since she has no official status on any professional tour, she needs to get sponsor exemptions on the LPGA Tour just to be able to play. She has one more opportunity to use an exemption to finish in the Top 80 on the money list. If she doesn’t she’ll have to go to qualifying school. Right now she ranks, I think, 244th on the LPGA Tour (if she were a member).
I’m so confident of my prediction that I’m willing to embarrass myself in front of the golfing world. If you think that I’m crazy, put your money where your mouth is and tell me I’m wrong. I’d be happy to see this play out. If I bet wrong, I will play my next round of golf wearing a skirt (a nice blue and green one). I will also make sure that my attire is photographed and publicized on this website.
All you Wie Warriors out there, are you ready to defend you idol’s honor? As G.W. Bush said ingloriously in 2003 “bring it on”.
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As for Michelle Wie, if she does make the cut, expect to never, ever hear the end of it!
I would strogly suggest you start looking for your skirt, there isn't a chance in H*LL she'll make the cut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
> 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.
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.
OH NO...MR. BLUE!
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?
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