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|Michelle Wie ()|
Her overbearing father interfered in at least one situation that prompted both of her playing partners to caution him about the rule that no golfer can get outside advice or will face a two-stroke penalty. Her William Morris manager, Greg Nared, was using a cell phone on the course to clarify the 88 rule when she got to 12 over.
Of course, no one is permitted to use a cell phone on the course during an LPGA or PGA Tour event. Chris Higgs, the LPGA chief operations officer, had been talking about the rule on 88 in the media tent. Higgs went out to the course and advised Nared of its specifics.
Nared spoke with Michelle as she came off the 16th green knowing that bogey-bogey would end her year on the LPGA. Suddenly the wrist became painful and the rest is history.
It is a sad situation, but B.J. Wie did this to his very talented child. It is hard to see how she will ever recover to achieve the greatness that was expected. She has lost the wonderful smile and joy of playing golf. Her pro contract is now a burden that is crushing her in many ways ... but hey, B.J., enjoy the money …
June 8, 2007
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