Michelle Wie July 11, 2007, 8:48 am

by Pat Pitsel
The press and professional athletes have a symbiotic relationship, with both needing the other. Tiger Woods makes more money from endorsements than he does from winning tournaments but his tournament wins garner him the endorsements. So it is with Wie. I doubt Nike would have given her all the $$$ had she not been first hyped in various media. I believe her parents should shoulder most of the criticism siince it appears that they are the ones who are controlling her activities;.

Never allowed to grow up July 11, 2007, 7:36 am

by Chuck Waite
I blame all of Michelle's problems squarely on her parents. They plaeced her in situations that she was not ready to deal with. They never allowed her to grow up as a child. They never allowed her to learn how to "win". Michelle may be at such a low that she will never recover. Too bad. However, the press should leave her alone and report about the real LPGA golfers who are making their tour work.

Re: July 11, 2007, 7:12 am

Michelle Wie July 11, 2007, 7:12 am

by Bob W.
I agree with the article for the most part, but must stress the one word in the article title, "inquest". Why does the LPGA let Michelle's father get away with everything he's done. Look at other fathers, in other professional sports, who have been banned from coaching or even from being at events.
And, why not an inquest when she left the Ginn Tribute when in jeopardy of losing her spot on the tour for posting a mega-score. I believe the same would have happened at the U S Women's Open, had she not retired from that event.
I'm just sick of hearing about Michelle, and in seeing the preferential treatment she recieves. Who else gets the sponsors exemptions and such, while never winning on the tour. Let's hear more about Lorena, Christie and Paula.

wie July 11, 2007, 5:48 am

by j.blank
Let's face it, she is a very pretty girl and very photogenic! She fits the bill for the media - young,tall, trim, exotic, and talented! You guys are a mark! She obviously still has a wrist injury from when her father stupidly told her to hit off of a cart path. What you dorks need to do is to report more on the Morgan Pressel's and Paul Creamer's of the world, but I guess they just aren't as hot to look as as Wie.

RE: wie July 11, 2007, 1:59 pm

by David A
The artical is right on. Wie was shown to the exclusion of others with more talent. I'll take Paula anytime. She has the smile, the looks and the game to go a long way. And, Morgan's fun to watch too. She and Christie Kerr have some of Dottie's fire. And, I wouldn't mind seeing more of Dottie either.

Wie July 11, 2007, 4:37 am

by Taylor
... I agree that Michelle has been overexposed, but that's the flea's that come with the dog on the year 2007.
That said, she's still a kid - so what is her dad and her management team thinking besides greed and stupidity.? .... by the time Michelle Wie finally gets mature enough to understand everything around her it will be too late, especially with all of the new and great players coming up the ranks. She might end up being a memory -- maybe a bad memory.
Taylor.

Wie July 11, 2007, 3:52 am

by FAS
Maybe Wie is seeking guidance form Ty Tyron

No game July 11, 2007, 2:15 am

by G.Cleto
Rebuild? She had nothing much to start`
with. Not anybody who can hit a golf ball 300 yards can claim to be with the
pros. Boo to whoever allowed her to enter the golf world at this stage.

michelle wie July 10, 2007, 7:07 pm

by j.byfield
A-MEN. Thanks for saying what i have wanted to say for a long time.

Wie July 10, 2007, 7:07 pm

by David
You're an idiot. She's 17 and has been overexposed by the boring media looking for any story, good or bad. She needs time to heal and mature. Backoff and let the girl have some time to decide if professional golf is in her future.

 

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