Michelle Wie in the hunt at Women's British Open
Michelle Wie, coming off a disappointing week in France at the Evian Masters (and let’s face it, what hasn’t been disappointing about Michelle Wie lately), rebounded to shoot even par today in the first round of the 2007 Women’s British Open, and finds herself in the clubhouse six shots off the lead.
The leader is World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa of Mexico, who was flawless today: six birdies (three on each side) and no bogies for a 6-under 67. Louise Friberg is in second place, at 4-under, after a round that included six birdies and two bogeys.
Two are at 3-under (Ai Miyazato and Rebecca Hudson) and Brittany Lincicome is in the clubhouse at 2-under.
The Open is being played at St. Andrews for the first time in history, and by most accounts the golf course is playing pretty soft, and players have been able to score.
About half the field is still on the course. Stay tuned to WorldGolf.com for ongoing coverage.
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Her win was a fluke, handed to her by Pettersen and the others who couldn't finish. As for the Junior golf wins, who cares?? Nobody really cares about that. Are you a relative of Miss Piggy? That would explain it.
Wie will recover from her injuries and play the way she did before. Maybe the press and people should just leave her alone for awhile. Perhaps then she wouldn't feel the need to make excuses.
In the above you start by saying that MW is 4 off the lead at even par. You further mention Lorena Ochoa finished at 6 under. How can MW be 4 off the lead when she is clearly 6 off the lead?
If you are going to write about the Open please be accurate about what you report. Are there any qualifications to be a writer for Worldgolf or they hire just anyone?
You must be a relative to get so upset about all this. Even Pressel was shocked to hear she won because she knew she didn't deserve it. It's not like she had a stellar round of -10 or something.
Bet she will miss the cut this weekend and will be sobbing in her Lucky Charms.
Smudge....you are right on, keep up the good posts. When it all said and done Morgan will have a better pro career than Bubbles who is the ultimate whiny person. Even I am embarassed for her post round interviews where she seems to always have to say she played well no matter the score. She allways has an excuse rather than simply say I had a bad day. Of course there is the fine line between shooting 69 and 81.
He bragged about her 2005 round of 16 US Junior Girls, but neglected to mention that she finished tied for second in the 2005 US Women's Open. Oh, and if we are going to brag about a Round of 16 in US Junior Girls at age 17 for Pressel, what about a Round of 8 the same year at age 15 for Michelle in the US Pub Links against the men?
Please do not compare Morgan to Geoff Ogilvy. Ogilvy posted one shot behind Mickelson and Mickelson was playing an extremely difficult hole where bogey was a good score.
That's much different to what happened where Morgan just posted what looked like a decent top 5, until Pettersen gave it to her.
Morgan has not showed that she can make the putts even to post one off the lead, not to mind post the lead itself.
When she was in the last group at the US Open with Ochoa and Kerr she had a chance for vindication and didn't take it. In fact she played awful and looked like a kid with Kerr and Ochoa.
Try 5 straight stroke play events on the LPGA last yearm never more than 2 shots behind in any of them. Try best avergae for 16 rounds on the LPGA Majors for any player last year.
Also intriguing is the fact that Morgan has several high finishes this year on the LPGA tour, while Bubbles has a T69th, and 84th, and two WD's.
Yet a joker like Otis sees fit to denigrate her while extolling the virtues of Bubbles.
Does Tiger speak about trying to beat the record of Jack Nicklaus in Majors by finishing in the top 3 more than 46 times or having more than 19 2nd place finishes? NO he speaks about WINNING more than 18 Majors. Averages don't mean anything unless you are playing baseball.
What do you get if you have an average human being? Think about it and it is meaningless but it would be an average.
Professional GOLF is about wining.
Is it possible for a golfer with an injury so serious as to necessitate WD's in two recent events to shoot an even par round on a tough layout like St, Andrew's?
Is it possible for that same golfer to make a cut at even par at last week's Evian?
My right to ask questions about Bubbles' alleged "injury" is derived from the first ten amendments to the US constitution.
If you are unable to answer such simple questions, it's perfectly all right with me, I didn't really expect that you could.
Yes Michelle would be able to withdraw from events with an injury and still make a cut a month later.
Phil Mickelson had various wrist problems and came 2nd soon after.
Are you forgetting about Natalie Gulbis who had a very serious injury and withdrew from two events in a row and shortly after that won the Evian Masters.
So yes Alex it is possible for an injured player to come back and make a cut, it is even possible for an injured player like Natalie to win an event soon after.
But unless there is an apology given to Michelle by Annika, then I think we can expect Michelle to avoid playing in future events hosted by Annika. As long as Annika thinks she has some special right to criticize Michelle when she plays in an event which Annika hosts then Michelle Wie should avoid playing in such events. Who knows, if Michelle Wie regains her form, events might not want to have Annika as a host if means Michelle Wie will not be in the field?
Get off your high horse. No ones cares what you think either. Seems you spend far too much time on these inane blogs.
The inanity of these blogs has been greatly exascerbated by your contributions.
But please continue, you are good for a lot of laughs.
I would expect with that name you are from Florida. If your daughters are paying attention it is hard to believe they could live in Florida and not know about Morgan Pressel. Your words ring hollow and seem like they are only to try and make a sarcastic remark.
for theatrical effect. No question about it.
Wiebots, I have said this before, but Bubbles' "injury" is PSYCHOGENIC. What this means is that the pain is real, but it's induced by psychological/emotional factors and is, to put it in simple terms, a coping mechanism.
By the way, as I write this, the Bubbles is poised to miss the cut at the British. I would establish 79 as the over/under as far as what she'll shoot goes.
Is another WD in the offing?
I hate to admit it, but our friend Bubbles is the gift that keeps on giving.
If some of the suckers like Stanley and Florida Mike hadn't swallowed the Wie hype so readily, what would we have to laugh about?
What new rationalizations will Big Stan come up with?
Stay tuned for the next chapter of Fancy Fables by Stanley and his cadre of Wiebots.
She certainly is the gift that keeps on giving; that is, to everyone except her fans.
On another note, it looks like my under/over wasn't that far off the mark.
Well, anyway, it doesn't look like Bubbles will have to worry about golf interfering with her weekend social life at college.
For some mysterious reason, Stanley has been silent concerning Bubbles latest caper.
Yesterday at this time, he was as giddy as a school girl over Bubbles' even par round and the possibility of a good finish.
I give Stanley and the other diehard Wie-wee's another 24 hours to lick their wounds and re-group. Then they'll be back with their comments, as inane and convoluted as ever.
But jeez, don't let us slow you down.
Speaking of inane, the drivel on this particular blog reall is too funny.
I really do hope you are not as dumb as you sound?
Wow,really?!? You are? Muahahahaha.
Go back to what you were doing, Ali. I'm really enjoying your show.
putt-putt can't be held responsible.
I think it's some sort of chemical imbalance.
It looks like you are making even more friends on these other blogs also. The problem for you is that others are also figuring you out as I did earlier. JR's blog could not be any more accurate, all you do is insult when you are in disagreement and backed into a corner. When asked a question that you can not or do not want to answer, you accuse the questioner as being "asinine" and throw out insults. You do not have the brains or balls (your words, not mine) to make your own predictions, so you just critize other's predictions.
Our last round of posts was priceless. You sent out a semi-literate post castigating myself and one other for predicting Bubbles blow up in the second round after her well-played par round at the British. 12 hours after your post, she shot an 80, just as we predicted. We were correct once again, and you were dead wrong.... once again. So you defaulted back to the only defense you know....throw insults at everybody. Putt4par, sorry, but we all see right through you.
Sometimes I think the Caknucklehead and Stanley are the same person; perhaps one individual but two personalities.
Anyway, with Ochoa running away with the pitty-pat golf tournament, it's more boring than ever. We should be thankful that the real pros are covered on CBS.
Wow, I could almost be a dumb a*hole american like you then.
Now, go bug someone else. If you haven't anything intelligent ( a gross impossibility for you I know) then take ff @ a rolling O.
Go back thru this particular series of posts and count how many of you bots have insulted, ridiculed and name-called in your posts. Then go back thru the past 7 days of posts and look at Alex posts. Do you recognize a trend that he ( and you Alex-bots ) set?
Yup, fast at the ridicule, very quick with the insults and light-speed with the name calling.As a matter of fact, Alex usual starting post in any blog is laced with insult, ridicule and or name calling. All the classic signs of a bully.
Then you have the nerve to bitch at me?
So, what is it you are trying to say, JR? Are you threatening me?
You want to teach me this lesson how? By beating on me or by me and others watching how you conduct yourselves here on these blogs?
Pleeeaaase... You ridicule yourself far more effectivly than I can.
You too have a nice day.
Don't be too put off by putt4par's outburst.
I honestly don't think he can help himself at times.
If you'll notice, about half the time he is somewhat reasonable in his postings. He can be combative and controversial, but he at the same time will be lucid and even amusing.
At other times, however, he can be as vicious and insulting as a Cossack.
When he resorts to vulgarity and prurience, he is manifesting what can best be described as a sort of "Tourette's syndrome."
How he can display this syndrome in writing and on an internet message board is unique in my experience.
His most recent post here is a good example fo his refusal to recognize his sociopathic tendencies. I perused many of these blogs and he is the only one regularly spewing such viterperous invective.
He, of course, won't agree with a word of this, but that's to be expected. I'm sure that he'll feel like throwing out some more of his bombast.
That is a sign of Tourette's. Those afflicted with it seldom realize as much.
TS can be treated with medication which controls these violent spates of cursing and vulgarity. putt4par can certainly use all the help he can get.
That alone allows me to rest my case.
You have my sympathy in the case of all these medical maladies that you seem to be afflicted with.
I do hope that you will one day be cured and that the afflications that you suffer in your mind will one day be eased.
Until then, Alex, please continue to take your meds regularly. It would be such a shame if you were to do yourself harm.
Maybe once your problems with your mind are cleared up, you'll be able to comprehend your posts and those of your fellow Alex-bots.
Have a nice nap Alex.
"I perused many of these blogs and he is the only one regularly spewing such viterperous invective."
Oh now that was priceless , Alex. One of the best laughs of the day. That's kind of like setting the fox loose in the hen house, now isn't it?
I firmly believe the check is in the mail also....NOT!
putt4par didn't disappoint.
Notice how he can't think up his own material, but repeats verbatim the words of someone with whom he thinks he is arguing.
Tourette's syndrome at its very essence.
Silly old ass. BTW, ancient one, what's with you and the tourettes syndrome? Do you and all your family suffer from it? You keep babbling about it all the time. Is that why you have those nervous twitches and facial tics? ( I looked it up to see if your symptoms matched the disease. SURPRISE!! They do, lol)
Sad, very sad. You have my sympathy.
Ok, hop into bed and I'm sure the little woman will minister to you directly.
Night night you poor wee sod.
What a wonderful little soliloquy.
I gather you are a Wie basher.
Unstead of bashing me, try to defend your own stance.
You have something to say about Michelle, say it, defed your opinion. Try to do it without the normal Alex style of ridicule, insult, demeaning trash talk etc. It would be so refreshing.
Obviously you don't like the muck being slung by me or Alex but you can't get past the rhetoric of being a Wie basher.
If you have nothing else to add to the blogs, go play elsewhere. Obviously you are an admirer of Alex and his stupidity. So be it. But unless you have something of worth to add, just stay out of it. You always have the option of looking and posting elsewhere.
Now, I have answered that question to death and you guys keep coming back and poking at it again and again, ad infinitum.
Do your homework, your research and comeback when you know whats going on.
Your advice is duly noted. As I said, go do your research, read all the posts by Alex, then come back to me and tell me again what your advice is. I can tell you right now though where you can place it.
As of now, you are on my ignore list of trolls and Alex-bots.
Oh Oh, putt4par is really angry with you.
Watch out before he hits you with his purse.
For a guy who says he is tired of reading posts contrary to his views, he sure posts a lot of retorts.
He doesn't give a direct answer to any questions because he can't.
Now let's see if p4p has what it takes to ignore the posts of his adversaries.
putt-putt used to accuse others of bigotry and being anti-Asian if they weren't enamored of Bubbles.
Now that he has admitted to being a homophobe and an anti-gay bigot, it will be interesting to see if he gets off his PC high horse
Semper Fi buddy. When you get big enough or brave enough to carry the jockstraps of any marine, let us know, eh!?
Couldn't do it, could you, old pal.
Unlike you, I enjoy sparring on these blogs and I admit it.
Why don't you just admit that this is your main means of entertainment?
Alex USMC 1967-71
And with far wider acrimony. I mean, who really pays attention to womens golf compared to those boys of summer and the orb of horsehide?
Spaeking of his little orb of horsehide, I'm hearing rumors of half a mill being offered to the lucky bird that caught it.
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