Sony Open round two: The end for Wie as she suffers the unkindest cut
I wonder how boned up on Shakespeare Michelle Wie is. If so she might have thought appropriate the line from Julius Caesar about the unkindest cut of all as Tadd Fujikawa punctured her press conference with his celebrations Friday. Not that she wasn’t generous in her congratulations for the 16 year-old local hero making it through to the weekend, the youngest to do so for 50 years. But after all her exertions to make a mark in the men’s game, to be so totally upstaged in this manner must leave an especially bitter taste.
It is now being heavily suggested that, what with her Stanford studies and all, we have seen the last of Wie on the men’s circuit for a good while. If so I can only say it took far too long to reach the right decision and deplore the greedy sponsors who helped and encouraged her to go this far. Nothing personal, and certainly nothing to do with gender, but I believe the episode has been quite shameful and reflected badly on the sport.
Up where it matters, there appears to be plenty of golf left this weekend. A pity, though, that Vijay Singh and David Toms look like missing out on the fun. For my money we’re down to the top 11 - yes even Paul Azinger with his wind-busters stands an outside chance.
Strikes me a price of less than 2-1 on Luke Donald when he’s got Chad Campbell and Jim Furyk breathing down his neck is not over-generous. Furyk has been understated the last couple of days, but you’re never safe with him lurking just off the lead. And Campbell is clearly bent on making amends for his Sunday “choke” last year.
I’m not convinced by the others in the pack like shock risers Paul Goydos and Charles Howell III, but it would be great if they were still in the mix come Sunday to give us one of those days in layers’ heaven.
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But I fear we have no such luck. Just recently, the tournament director of the John Deere proudly announced that he was extending another sponsor's exemption to Double-wide.
He chided her skeptics for not realizing what a marvelous talent she is. So, Punter,get ready for another flop by Lard in July. Maybe you can set a line on her appearing.
I'll say this for her, she has chutzpah. But if she shows up at the Deere with BJ on the bag, I'll have to say she has more nerve than the guy who ate the first oyster.
Alex, the John Deere director can say what he/she likes, but my money's on her not taking part.
Of course you will, you're a sheeple.
Before you bet the rent money on Lard not showing for the John Deere, there is ample precedent for her and her crew to ignore what would be judicious for normal folk.
Last summer, after her abysmal missed cut, last place finish at the Omega in Switzerland, I myself thought that she wouldn't have the nerve to show up at the 84 Lumber.
Of course, I was wrong. She not only was there with bells on, she repeated her bottom-of-the- barrel finish. Double-wide and her entourage don't know the meaning of propriety.
Judge, I wouldn't have expected such a woolly argument from a pedant.
Really? I absolutely expected the reponse you disgorged.
The John Deere is six months away.
Sure, there are some words of caution being aired now, but memories are short.
By mid-July, that tsunami of which you speak will be a neap tide.
If the Rotund One finishes top ten in any LPGA event, she'll be back at the Deere.
Am I correct in my interpretation of your posting? Do you really think that Lard's missing the cut by 14 strokes can be some sort of motivation?
If missing cuts by double digits would light a fire under someone, she would have been on the first page of the leaderboard at the Sony.
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