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Comment from: tim [Visitor] Email
Michelle must have given the same attention to the Stanford curriculum as she does to the Rules of Golf.
12/21/06 @ 06:10
Comment from: Oui [Visitor] Email
If you listen to her interview, I am fairly sure she is not accepted to be an English Major.

The cynics in me believe that this is a PR move by her handlers after all the negative publicities she's gotten following her dismal performance in men's events this year,.
12/21/06 @ 07:00
Comment from: Mark Nessmith [Visitor]
As long as Michelle stays off drugs at Stanford she'll be a winner.
12/21/06 @ 07:20
Comment from: Dave M - Eye On Golf [Visitor] Email
WKW, Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This is just another flat tire in the Traveling Wie Circus.
Tim, That's the perfect correlation.
12/21/06 @ 08:08
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Who do these characters at Palo Alto think they are? This is the Mighty Michelle Wie were talking about. She's a world traveler and an international star. If Bubbles wants to major in economics, Stanford will have to find a way to accommodate her desire.

Maybe she will get another sponsor's exemption.
12/21/06 @ 08:20
Comment from: Mr. Wonderful (formerly Bill) [Visitor] Email
Alex, again you are correct....

Can see the Wie team already petitioning the USGA and NCAA to get the rules of eligibility changed so she can play on both the Men's and Women's Teams. Would only be appropriate as she would be playing all the time and away from school...

She never gets old....
12/21/06 @ 09:14
Comment from: Baby Blue Eyes [Visitor] Email
Perhaps it would be more realistic for Wie to earn a 'major' attending Stanford than actually playing in one on the men's tour....

She can also earn her PhD in Marketing....All she has to do is write a thesis on her exploits so far...


12/21/06 @ 10:23
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
Wolfman she was obviously speaking of her complete college career.

Undergraduate degree in economics.

MBA from the Stanford graduate school of business.

PhD in Behavioral or Quantitative Marketing from the Stanford graduate school of business.

There you go again, trying to underestimate Michelle's goals. The media (with their liberal arts degrees) just did not quote her right.

She did state Wolfman she wanted to earn a PhD like her father.

I guess the tours will have a freelance golfer on their hands for a few years.
12/21/06 @ 13:01
Comment from: General Grant [Visitor] Email

Wrong again, Wolfrum. One of the great attractions of Stanford is diversity. Diversity in study is no exception. If Michelle (or any other Stanford student) wishes to craft a curriculum to suit her interests, she is free to do so.

Go to Stanford's web site:

stanford.edu/home/stanford/facts/undergraduate.html

Cursor down to "Individually Designed Majors"

12/21/06 @ 13:11
Comment from: Big Deal [Visitor] Email
Nothing about Michelle Wie impresses me. Her golf game has been greatly exagerated, her academic achievements underwhelming and her charitable contributions while nice are exceded daily by those who are not seeking the limelight, her looks are somewhat pedestrian and her personality seems bland at best. I wish her the best in life--I guess I just don't get what all the fuss is about.
12/21/06 @ 13:43
Comment from: Selig [Visitor] Email
Wolfrum, How much did the college, $$$, bid to get Wie to attend Stanford? Can a college
offer a scholarship to a professional athlete? Wie's PR team really think outside of the box.
12/21/06 @ 13:47
Comment from: theblackcat [Visitor]
"Individually Designed Majors" could be a sort of "Build A Bear" concept with Phil Knight and Sir Howard Stringer as her professors.
12/21/06 @ 14:26
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Comment from: theblackcat
"Individually Designed Majors"... with Phil Knight and Sir Howard Stringer as her professors."

Individually Designed Major with Knight and Stringer as adjunct professors? Is there a university in the world who would not warmly welcome Knight and Stringer in any capacity they were willing to serve? Mark that one down Michelle... "blackcat" may have stumbled on to something.

And Michelle, if you maintain your interest in lending a hand to those in need (I'm sure you will), you may be able to add Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to the adjunct professor faculty of your Individually Designed Major.
12/21/06 @ 15:33
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
"She can also earn her PhD in Marketing....All she has to do is write a thesis on her exploits so far..."

Baby Blue,

The above is one of the most clever, funniest comments I've read here in a long time. I genuflect at the altar of your wit.
12/21/06 @ 15:44
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Even funnier - McDonald, and Marrendette jump on Wolfrum's "majors don't exist" bandwagon without taking a ten-second look at Stanford's web page which clearly offers "Individually Designed Majors". Hilarious.

And you guys wonder why the pro tours won't give you full press credentials. What a bunch of hacks.
12/21/06 @ 15:57
Comment from: Ben Newhouse [Visitor] Email
I don't know where you get your information from, but we definitely have an economics major at Stanford, I know plenty of people who are majoring in it. Our equivalent to business at the undergrad level is Management Science and Engineering, which is quite popular as well. Most people don't even declare until junior year anyway.

I'm sure she probably was offered a lot of money, Stanford has one of the nations largest athletic budgets.


12/21/06 @ 16:03
Comment from: chineseboy08 [Visitor] Email
aloha all,

i'll be honest with u. i'm really a junior in high school in hawaii. the school i attend is
considered one of the "ghetto" schools in hawaii. but i'm determined to succeed, so i don't
let it get to me.

i researched colleges, from stanford to princeton, and practically know what they have to offer.
I have nothing against michelle wie, but just wanted to point out that how could someone
"dream" about going to a school without first knowing what there is to study? i mean, i don't
go to Punahou, but at least i know how to research about colleges.

and i don't think she was implying she would study business at the graduate level. her first goal
is a bachelor's degree. by the way, if michelle, you're reading this, could you help me with my
golf swing? thanks.

"the temptation to quit is greatest, just when you are about to succeed"
12/21/06 @ 16:09
Comment from: Wie Hype! [Visitor] Email
The one thing that is really clear is that the Wie bashers are working very well to continue to fuel the hype around Michelle. Without the Wie bashers, would she really get the exemptions and the tv coverage? The bashers are what keep Wie in the news and that helps her in many ways.
12/21/06 @ 17:11
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
chineseboy08 -

While you may be the most reliable source Wolfrum, McDonald, and Marrandette have had in quite some time, you may want to go back and review Stanford's "Individually Designed Majors" option. You might also look into Stanford's Interdisciplinary Programs.

The "Technology Ventures Program", with its close ties to the internationally important Palo Alto venture capital community, would likely yield priceless opportunities for any Stanford student with an interest in the complexities of the entrepreneurial process. Elements of other programs, such as Financial Mathematics, would also appeal to a serious business student.

I think Michelle spoke clearly and accurately about her upcoming Stanford studies when she reportedly said that she had, "narrowed it down to business, economics or marketing." You may want to offer Michelle an apology if you hope to get any golf tips from her. Good luck in your goals.
12/21/06 @ 17:17
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Ghet Reel, you are a funny, funny man. Or woman. Or thing....whatever the hell you are.
When Leland Stanford set up his university, he certainly didn't have affirmative action dingbats
like Bubbles in mind. He did have in mind kids like chineseboy08, who through merit might
work his way out of his ghetto school......at least he can read the school's catalogue. The
STVP is not degree granting and you know it....or are you as big of a dingbat as your idol?

12/21/06 @ 17:35
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Ghet UnRheel,

Bubbles has never spoken "clearly and accurately" about anything.
12/21/06 @ 17:42
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Gee, Stanford's early acceptance of Michelle Wie blows the Grinches' "Bubbles" myth completely out of the water. Where Stanford says she's a top young intellect, and the Grinches' say she's not, who comes out looking absurdly foolish? Stanford? (Who has reviewed her transcripts and standardized test scores* in meticulous detail) Or the self-proclaimed "intellectual" Grinch-brain-trust... who is shooting from the hip.

Grinches, go back to the drawing board. You have lost this battle by monumental proportions. You're embarrassing yourselves. Whining won't help. Better luck next time.

*Including the Stanford-Benet (how perfect !)
12/21/06 @ 18:57
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
High School Teachers (and College Prof's, as well) can post any compulsory grade they want, especially if they think it will help their own career. In fact, most of these educators could work for Rolex.
12/21/06 @ 20:41
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
John D?
So Michelle's teacher's are self-serving frauds? And Stanford admissions... dupes? Wow...
12/21/06 @ 21:29
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email
Geo Mitchell:

It is clear that Michelle will have any number of opportunities to study "business, economics or marketing" at Stanford as an undergrad. I hope she will take a look at the opportunities the Technology Ventures Program may offer. Palo Alto is the center of the universe for the formation of capital for groundbreaking new technologies. Michelle's 20 mil/yr is mad money for some of the young guns in those Palo Alto high-tech IPO circles... she won't feel a bit out of place among the Palo Alto high-tech wunderkind. I think she will be wamly welcomed.

One-Putt may have it exactly right. Stanford as her first priority - A dozen or so events yearly, divided among the tours, for the next seven years... sounds ideal. Best of luck Michelle !!

12/22/06 @ 02:08
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
***Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Ghet UnRheel,

Bubbles has never spoken "clearly and accurately" about anything.***

This is why young people attend college and mature. Let's see what Michelle sounds like after a couple years in Palo Alto, Palo.
12/22/06 @ 02:33
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
***Comment from: John D [Visitor]
High School Teachers (and College Prof's, as well) can post any compulsory grade they want, especially if they think it will help their own career. In fact, most of these educators could work for Rolex.***

My God man get some help..... She Hawks Omega watches man not Rolex!
12/22/06 @ 02:38
Comment from: Art [Visitor] Email
It would suit her best if she just played invisible for a while cept
Nike would not allow that. Since she is failing at golf she is
trying to stay in the limelight at other things and that seems to
be so predictable and suspicious that it actually hurts her more
than helps. Bubbles needs to go to the School of Humbleness, then
she can accomplish anything if She graduates, or NOT!!
12/22/06 @ 03:32
Comment from: Trevor Stevens [Visitor] Email
****Comment from: Booger [Visitor]
Ghet Reel, you are a funny, funny man. Or woman. Or thing....whatever the hell you are.....***

This is the funniest comment coming from some one who is the product of a cross-in-breeding family.....

I do give you props for piercing together legible sentences this time...
12/22/06 @ 07:47
Comment from: Baby Blue Eyes [Visitor] Email
Most atheletes goes to college via scholarship granted by the schools...

Do you think Wie 'gives' scholarship to Stanford to get accepted?
12/22/06 @ 07:49
Comment from: John Smith [Visitor] Email
You Wie-bashers are pathetic. Michelle was not asked what
she would MAJOR in, but only what she would STUDY. As an
undergraduate at Stanford, one is free to take classes at the
Graduate School of Business, in which classes in business
and marketing are obviously available. I know, I majored
in economics at Stanford and took classes at the Business
school as well. So Michelle can indeed "STUDY" marketing
and business as an undergraduate at Stanford. Think you
Wie-bashers before you spout off nonsense.
before you spout off nonsense.
12/22/06 @ 14:19
Comment from: chineseboy08 [Visitor] Email
like i said earlier, i'm not trying to bash michelle wie. i'm from the same state as her, so i'm
proud of what she has done. i just want her to realize that she needs to be alert and be
careful what she says.

for those of you who says she obviously meant studying at the graduate business school,
i don't think she even knew about those things. i bet you she doesn't even know about
"individually designed majors"

anyway, i myself learned something new. the power of the internet and media. i can't
believe i was able to start up a heated conversation. this young boy from the ghettos, some
how was able to catch something that many others didn't catch.

anyways, thank you to the guys who backed me up. booger, u da man! k then guys, peace
out, and take care.
12/22/06 @ 16:46
Comment from: Andy Hall [Visitor] Email
"Cause Stanford doesn't have a business or economics major!"

Um, I go to Stanford. And I'm an economics major. Sooo i'm pretty sure Stanford does have an economics major. Might wanna check your source on that one.
12/22/06 @ 17:31
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email

Chineseboy08 -

"Wie said two other students from Punahou also got into Stanford, while her best friends were accepted at Duke and Harvard. She did not know what she would study, narrowing it to business, economics or marketing. Wie will not be eligible to play NCAA golf."

Did you READ the above comments? No Stanford Student needs to MAJOR in business or marketing in order to STUDY business or marketing. Stanford is well-known worldwide for the opportunities it offers to students interested in all aspects of business - both at the undergraduate and at the graduate level.

Michelle was right. Sorry Bud, but you were wrong.
12/22/06 @ 18:33
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
Michelle Wie"s best friends were accepted at Duke and Harvard. Morgan Pressel was accepted at Duke. Does that mean Morgan Pressel is one of Michelle Wie's best friends? Morgan Pressel never went to Duke, we will have to wait and see whether Michelle Wie actually attends Stanford.
12/22/06 @ 22:35
Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor] Email

Jim C -
"Morgan Pressel was accepted at Duke. Does that mean Morgan Pressel is one of Michelle Wie's best friends?"
In Grinch logic? Yes, absolutely!

12/22/06 @ 23:37
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
"Comment from: Ghet Rheel [Visitor]

Jim C -
"Morgan Pressel was accepted at Duke. Does that mean Morgan Pressel is one of Michelle Wie's best friends?"
In Grinch logic? Yes, absolutely!"

Morgan is such a caring and loyal friend of Michelle that when she just sees her ahead of her in the field, the tears of joy begin to flow.
12/25/06 @ 00:49
Comment from: Baby Blue Eyes [Visitor] Email
What an atrocity! Morgan got accepted to Duke but decided against getting an education?

Where are the Pressel bashers and where is the indictment on Pressel's parents (who obviously influenced their daugther to make money over getting an education....
12/27/06 @ 16:13
Comment from: JOHN Vogel [Visitor] Email
Duh! Stanford offers a Masters Degree in Business! Maybe its you and not Michelle who needs to do the research a little better. Did it occur to you that Stanford has a School of Business...probably not. Duh again!
12/28/06 @ 12:25
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor]
***Comment from: John D [Visitor]
High School Teachers (and College Prof's, as well) can post any compulsory grade they want, especially if they think it will help their own career. In fact, most of these educators could work for Rolex.***

My God man get some help..... She Hawks Omega watches man not Rolex!

I AM REFERING TO THE ROLEX RANKING SYSTEM.....JUST REMEMBER - FIGURES DON"T LIE, BUT LIARS FIGURE. In the case of ROLEX RANKING, ZERO wins equates to a number 2 ranking???? And so, most teachers can (and a lot do) skew grades, based on "who a student is", such as WIE-WEE. Do you think WIE-WEE would get straight A's if she was on the H.S. boys' football team? But now that she has made a national spectacle of herself, they have to make the world believe she is not stupid - They have to make her an academic winner, After all she can't win at golf.
12/29/06 @ 06:07
Comment from: Bob J [Visitor] Email
She is really becoming the "Paris Hilton" of the LPGA tour. She doesn't seem to be very bright.
06/01/07 @ 14:14
Did you READ the above comments? No Stanford Student needs to MAJOR in business or marketing in order to STUDY business or marketing. Stanford is well-known worldwide for the opportunities it offers to students interested in all aspects of business - both at the undergraduate and at the graduate level.
09/08/09 @ 05:30

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