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Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
William,
You haven't a clue what you are on about.

Wie played 5 poor tournaments in a row. That happens to practically every golfer at some stage. The remarkable thing is she played at such a high level for so long.

It's nothing to do with playing against the men as you claim.

She played perfectly well against the men in the Sony in 2004 & John Deere in 2005, and in the Publinx in 2005 and the US Open qualifiers in 2006 and the Sony in 2006 and the SK Telecom in 2006, so the swing problems she had didn't have anything to do with playing against the men, they were just something that happens to practically every golfer.

It is annoying when such imbeciles as yourself try to analyse a situation when it is so apparent that you haven't the first idea what you are talking about.

You should give up writing about golf unless you are actually going to analyse the full results of a player and not just the last few tournaments.
12/11/06 @ 12:33
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
The main point is that Wie played well in those earlier mens tournaments, and she still managed to do really well in the womens tournaments, like 3 top 5s in majors.

So the stupid arguments people like William are putting up like, maybe it's the mens events that are affecting the swing, are just stupid arguments and make no sense whatsoever.

By the way, why doesn't travelgolf.com rename the site, Michellediscussion.com or something appropriate.
12/11/06 @ 12:38
Comment from: Breakfast at Tiffany's [Visitor] Email
WKW,

You missed a glaring point:

All the high-impact golfers are foreign national. The only US female golfer of note is Sheri Steinhauser for winning the British Open.

The Great American hopes (Creamer, Gulbis, Pressel) are Oh-fer-....
12/11/06 @ 13:55
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Annika honed her game in the US, she resides about 90% of the time in the US, and she is a US citizen.
12/12/06 @ 07:12
Comment from: Breakfast at Tiffany's [Visitor] Email
Annika's coach continue to be a Swede; and she had decline to represent America in Solheim Cup competitions. Her obtaining American citizenship simply to make it easier for her to conduct her business affairs in her main market.
12/12/06 @ 08:43
Comment from: Florida Girl [Visitor] Email
Your Wie-Bush analogy made me laugh. But now I have to get the picture of George Bush in a short skirt out of my head!
12/12/06 @ 08:54
Comment from: loopd [Visitor] Email
you had to bring politics in it...ur a dope....and back your country.
12/12/06 @ 09:30
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Annika honed her game in the US, she resides about 90% of the time in the US, and she is a US citizen.
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That is true, but what is your point? Most players who make it big probably hone their skills in the US, on the pga tour or lpga tour.

And she is a US citizen, but she still is a Swedish player who represents Swedan in every tournament she plays.

So what is your point? If it is simply to make a statement of fact that she got US citizenship you are correct, but the story was written about the lack of US talent, so it is very likely that you are somehow trying to claim Annika to be a US player. If you are, that is just silly and is really grasping at straws.

If you want a really top class US player, it is likely that Michelle Wie will be very dominant in lpga majors, but trying to claim other country's player is sad really.
12/12/06 @ 12:18
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
American Players who may do well on the lpga tour:

Cristie Kerr: she has let a number of majors go. She is a very good performer and is probably very disappointed not to have won a major yet.
Prospects: likely to win majors.

Morgan Pressel: Highlighted as a great prospect, but really disappointed in her rookie season. Not only did she not perform well in many events, but when she got into contention, she really played some dreadful golf.
Prospects: should win majors when she gets more mature. Should get a normal lpga tournament win in 2007 as well.

Paula Creamer: very disappointing 2nd season. In her first she was 2nd on the money list and she was predicted to challenge for best player, but came up way short.
Prospects: likely to win majors but not yet. Should get an lpga win in 2007 also.

Michelle Wie: Certainly the most talented American youngster by far. Already has a good major record.
Prospects: should win many majors.

Brittany Lincicome: Can be very good when she she is good, but is far too inconsistant.
Prospects: could go either way, but unlikely to win much.

Natalie Gulbis: an average player with many off course activities.
Prospects: should win on the lpga tour, and might just be lucky in that it could be a major. Many one time winners happen to just win a major.
12/12/06 @ 12:27
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I think I played TBA once, some years ago. It's a bitch from the tips.
12/12/06 @ 14:59
Comment from: NYC [Visitor] Email
Stanley I couldn't help but notice that while you seem confident that Michelle will will multiple majors, you did not predict a win for her this year. I have been winning money off Wie fans for years now--Would you like to make a wager on this being the year that Michelle finally fufills some of this potential we keep hearing about with an actual win? I won't hold it against you if you choose not to put your money where your mouth is.
12/12/06 @ 15:30
Comment from: Ford [Visitor] Email
Stanley I couldn't help but notice that while you seem confident that Michelle will will multiple majors, you did not predict a win for her this year. I have been winning money off Wie fans for years now--Would you like to make a wager on this being the year that Michelle finally fufills some of this potential we keep hearing about with an actual win? I won't hold it against you if you choose not to put your money where your mouth is.

If anybody hears from Florida Mike let him know I have not forgotten our little bet from last year. All Michelle has to do this year for him to collect is win 4 times on the LPGA tour, including 2 majors and make 2 cuts on the PGA tour. Sounds crazy now doesn't it, but believe it or not these were thought to be easily attainable goals for Michelle just last year before her game went into the crapper.
12/12/06 @ 15:35
Comment from: Jon [Visitor]
I will wager with anyone that Michelle Wie will get a win in her first full season. Any takers???
12/12/06 @ 19:47
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Jon,

That's great. I'll wager that Bubbles has a top ten finish in her first full season.
12/12/06 @ 22:06
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
This may explain why Annika plays for Europe:

Founded in 1990 by Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC) - makers of PING golf equipment - The Solheim Cup features 12 of the top European born players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and 12 top American born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Of course it brings up the question of which tour Annika represents.She does after all hold a seat on the LPGA Board of Directors
12/13/06 @ 02:45
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
NYC,

Although I do predict that Michelle will win in 2007, she still only plays 8 lpga events.
One would be foolish to bet on such a small number of events. If she were playing the standard of about 25 events of lpga players, it would be a safe bet that she would win 2 titles or perhaps many more.
However with 8 events, 4 of which are majors, there are no guarantees in golf.
12/13/06 @ 15:36
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Stanley,

Equivocation is thy name.
12/13/06 @ 19:00
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Stanley,

So what is it that you predict? Will Bubbles make the cut at the Sony?

This should be good.
12/13/06 @ 19:10
Comment from: Christopher Vitiello [Visitor] Email
Dear WKW,

Hola amigo...my name is Christopher Vitiello and my "film" partner Jonathan Ochoa, coincidentally a cousin of Lorena Ochoa, and I are making a documentary film about Lorena's life, the LPGA etc. We just read your blog from December 11th 2006 and we thought it was hilarious and couldnt be closer to the truth...do you spend a lot of time on tour? Because we do and your blog gave us a good laugh...do you think you would be interested in speaking in our film about Lorena, media representation (michelle wie), etc? The etc can be anything you want of course...muchas gracias

Christopher Vitiello and Jonathan Ochoa
03/01/07 @ 13:36
Comment from: Omar [Visitor] Email
Keep dreaming about Michelle Wie..

Marketing certainly do wash brains.
08/11/07 @ 14:56

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