Golfer Supremacy Rankings understand reality: The boys are more important than the girls
Here at the Golfer Supremacy Rankings, we value two things more than any other:
Sometimes reality hurts, but it is not our job at the GSR’s to make it all better. Which is why, the gushing of some aside, a PGA celebrity pro-am will still draw more interest than an LPGA major.
We believe this with all our hearts. Unless you pay us to believe differently, of course.
Golfer Supremacy Rankings
1. Vijay Singh
Comments: In a more fair world, Singh’s third career Barclays Classic victory should fall well below Se Ri Pak’s McDonald’s LPGA Championship triumph.
But life is unfair.
Thus, Singh’s victory, his first in 22 starts is the bigger accomplishment. Sure, it’s not a huge tournament in stature, but with the U.S. Open coming up, the No. 3 golfer in the world just got a win and is feeling good heading to Winged Foot.
“This gives me a lot of confidence,” said Singh. “It gives me the feeling that, hey, if I get in contention, I can finish it off.”
2. Se Ri Pak
Comments: The Mother of All South Korean Women’s Golfers took home her 23rd career victory and fifth major. And like the woman she vanquished to win the McDonald’s LPGA Championship – Karrie Webb – Pak has served notice that she’s back in the game again after two winless years.
3. Michelle Wie
Comments: Was there a sense that she’d falter again at the end? It seemed that way here. While realistically, another top-5 finish at an LPGA major is a ridiculously fantastic result for the 16-year-old, keep in mind that Ms. Wie doesn’t deal in the realistic. So expect to see more and more people wondering aloud how impressive it is for a teenager to come in near the top.
Such is the backlash of so much media attention and so many dollars of money from the likes of Nike. Is it unfair? Sure, but the flip side – playing in tournaments, being a pop icon and earning millions – more than makes up for it. It’s a good time to be Mi-Wi.
Random funtoid: In 2007, Se Ri Pak will become the youngest living entrant in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Random funtoid II: We have decided that the experiment of calling the “Random factoid” the “Random funtoid” is, in fact, the lamest thing we’ve ever done. We feel shame.
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That's so lame it hardly even makes sense as a joke....
For the record, last week she had a 50 foot putt for birdie and a chance to make it into a playoff(hardly a gimme and hardly a certain win as you say in your blog) she went on to three-putt that green and finish two strokes back. I can already hear you typing, but she went for it so the comebacker meant nothing, fair enough, but what about the Evian Masters. If you remember she only needed a fairly routine up and down to secure a spot in the playoff, but there she blew the chip 12 feet past the whole and missed that putt. You can offer up all the excuses in the world for her failure to come through in the clutch, but you know as well as I do that High School and qualifying for the U.S. Open had nothing to do with it.
Michelle has the game to destroy the competition on the LPGA Tour regardless of her age or experience. She is a .357 Magnum and the other women are pop-guns, so why can't she close the deal and win? Eventually you and the other Wie fanatics will have to honestly answer this question. In the meantime you go on making excuses, citing meaningless statistics, whatever it is you need to do to help you sleep at night. When you're ready to admit that there's trouble in paradise you can call Alex or myself for counseling.
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