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|Michelle Wie will have someone new carrying her bag after caddie Greg Johnston was fired. ()|
Following a Women's British Open that saw Michelle Wie finish tied for 26th, it was announced that Wie's caddie Greg Johnston had been relieved of his position. A spokesman for Wie provided this announcement on Tuesday morning:
"Greg Johnston's hard work and dedication made him a great partner for Michelle, as he would be for any other golfer. His departure comes as part of Michelle's maturation as a golfer, part of which is learning from many different bright golf minds. We wish Greg the best, and are sure he will have a long and successful career."
WorldGolf.com readers have had their own comments to make regarding this latest development in the young golfer's career. Here's what two had to say:
Wie might as well put a revolving door on her golf bag. She'll be one of those players who goes through caddies the way other golfers go through socks. Caddies will want to work for her because her daddy will pay them well and she'll finish high enough that they'll make money, but they'll know their tenure will only last as long as her next bad tournament, misread of a putt, rules infraction or even another DQ. I know it's against caddie etiquette, but I'd like to hear Greg's side of the real inside story of "team Wie."
People get fired from their jobs all the time. Rarely, anyone tells the real story as there is always two sides to the story. Who knows how Johnston was let go--remember he just got fired so he can say anything and let's wait until if the Wie side has anything to say about this.
Does anybody really know what a good caddy does? No you won't, unless you are a pro golfer who has a caddy, even then, each relationship is different and different players look for different things out of their caddies. Read the recent article about Stevie Williams and his relationship with Tiger Woods. They just happen to fit, but he was let go by Greg Norman earlier. If things don't work, things don't work. Fluff Cowan was let go by Tiger and who knows what the story is there also. Jim Furyk and Fluff seem to work well.
I don't see Michelle wanting anybody's sympathy so who cares if you don't feel sorry for her. She's had a good summer by any standard. And I don't think Michelle is losing sleep because you like her less. No one reallly cares if you like her, dislike her or not feel sorry for her. You take yourself much too seriously.
Puleez, spare us that petty and childish tone to all these blogs about Michelle or anyone else for that matter.
She fired her caddy, which hardly equates to tax evasion or teachers who molest their students. Exemptions are offered to her, she accepts the exemptions, she places in the top five (except for the last tournament), and she does her job. Tell me how does one golfer firing a caddy go straight to teachers who molest students?
You've just insulted people who've really been molested by their teachers, or share holders who have lost investments because of corporate tax evasion and tell me how do you justify what you've written.
She accepts penalties without whining which shows accountability. So now that you like her less, maybe we won't hear from you about Michelle because it's really a waste of your time to be writing about someone you don't like. Write about something or someone that you like.
August 9, 2006
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