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Old 09-08-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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Michelle Wie - LPGA Only!

What a waste of a golf slot; not only has she not won anything of consequence other than an amateur event, she loses again in Switzerland now says that she's on her "A-Game" for next week at the men's tour in Pennsylvania...that'll go over real big...

Go ahead Michelle, those sponsers are just whoring you and your family out for money at the gate; you're like a monkey in a cage..by taking that spot, you deny a men's player to possibly earn a good living for his family; to advance his career during the Fall finish..

Michelle, just how many rules have you violated; how many penalty shots and disqualifications have you suffered? You've made one cut at a men's event...how much are these sponsors paying you just to show up????

Go back and play with the girls until you finally establish yourself...



CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland (AP) -- Michelle Wie struggled to an 8-over 79 Friday at the European Masters, missing the cut at a men's event for the ninth time in 10 attempts.

The 16-year-old from Hawaii, who shot a 78 in Thursday's first round, finished at 15-over 157.

Wie ran up double-bogey 7s on successive par-5s.

"I'm still in shock," Wie said. "I didn't know what sport I was playing out there. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed again. I really just couldn't get anything going."

After bogeys on her first two holes Friday, Wie took double-bogey 7s on successive par-5s. Starting her round at the 10th, she hit her third shot into the middle of the lake at the 598-yard 14th. Then Wie drove out of bounds at the 15th.

While Wie had a double-bogey and three bogeys on the five par-5s Thursday, she dropped only two strokes on those holes Friday.

"My bunker play was better and I putted better," she said. "But I wish I had a little more feel for the game before I came here. It was not my day."

Wie said she looks forward to playing better against the men next week at the 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pa.

"Now that I played a tournament this week, I feel I know what sport I'm playing," she said. "I'm really motivated for next week."

She expects her coach, David Leadbetter, to join her at the event.

"It makes me want to come back and show that I'm a better player than this," she said. "My view is that to get better on the men's tour and to be a better player, I have to keep playing men's events.

"If I just play women's events, I only get better at women's events. I feel I have a good balance now."

European Tour executive director George O'Grady has the final say in Wie's participation in future events.

"This experiment, I'm quite happy with it," O'Grady said. "I think we'll just evaluate this one first before we make further decisions in that respect. I don't she has played as well as she would have wanted to play. She's a young, phenomenal talent who probably hasn't played to her potential."

O'Grady said he would have been surprised had Wie made the cut.

"I think it's daunting here," he said. "I share what she said on her short game. If you miss fairways, you put a lot of pressure on your short game. And she missed a few fairways."

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell said he didn't think Wie should have played.

"This is not a golf course I would have said she could play," he said. "She had no chance round here. And I just don't think women can compete against the men."

Wie played at the urging of her sponsor, Swiss watchmaker Omega, which sponsors the tournament. She said attending high school in Hawaii for one week before arriving in Switzerland hampered her preparation.

Wie plans to play in Japan later this year in the Casio World Open, where she missed the cut last year.

Earlier this year, Wie survived the cut in a men's event at the SK Telecom Open in South Korea, finishing 12 shots off the lead. Laura Davies is the only other woman to play on the European Tour, finishing next to last in the 2004 ANZ Championship in Sydney.

Wie's previous worst round in a men's tournament came this year in the Sony Open in Hawaii, where she opened with a 9-over 79. She had a 68 in the second round but missed the cut.
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You know, I saw the blurb of her horrible latest round of golf, and I was having the same thoughts. I don't know if she is getting really bad advice or something else, but this is not making her image any better. She really does need to concentrate on the LPGA and become a dominating golfer before being seriously considered for the PGA.

This by no way means I don't think women should play in any PGA tournaments. On the contrary, I think someone like Annika Sorenstam, who has been playing at another level for the last few years, more than deserves to play in as many PGA events as she wants.
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she hit her third shot into the middle of the lake at the 598-yard 14th. Then Wie drove out of bounds at the 15th.
Hell, I can do that, can I get a sponsor's slot at the Masters next April?
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That my exact point! Yes, we can do that, let's go!!!
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The Wie PGA novelty has completely worn off. She's risking overexposure and maybe burnout, especially by missing cut after cut. A LPGA win should be her main goal.
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I think she finished last
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they should stick to cooking and cleaning and having our babies!!
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they should stick to cooking and cleaning and having our babies!!
You can have my babies, starting with the 40 year old! she's damn near over the hill..
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old people, theyre the worst!
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This topic needs more pictures of aforementioned subject. All these words confuse me.
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someone's selling this girl a raw deal... when she actually starts to dominate women's golf, then by all means, come over to the men's tour the way anika does. but shit... win SOMETHING first.
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Michelle Wie +14 >77 - 81= 158


*the above-tag line is from PGATOUR.com

Uh, Michelle Wie finished DEAD FUCKING LAST; 14 OVER PAR just above the 4 guys who withdrew...

Now I admit, I'd be in heaven shooting 14 over par but she's supposed to be the IN THING.....
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Someone wanted a picture and this seems to be the best representation of her:

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Quote - "I didn't feel like it was actually that bad because I felt like my game was 100 times better than last week,"

"I just feel like I have to work on my putting a little bit and a couple of my tee shots, driver shots and stuff like that. ... I'm getting better, even though my score didn't show it."

Dios mio! I'm sure that she's getting paid appearance fees just to show up! Tiger gets $2M just to play in the Dubai Classic but at least he performs...The sponsors are also to blame for this .... her showing up means $$ at the gate...all ho's...
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Umm, get over it.

Professional golf is a business, if the organizers and sponsors feel her appearance at a tournament is a benefit and they are willing to offer her a spot, so what.

And her appeal is not only as a female but she is only 16. Is she good enough to be on the men's tour at the moment, no, is she better than 95% of male golfer's in the world, probably.

She is doing the right thing for herself, regardless if she continues to improve and succeed as a pro golfer, she is now financially secure for the rest of her life. Good for her. Besides, she just says yes when they offer her a spot, would anyone here turn down an opportunity to challenge yourself against the best in your chosen field even though you knew you were outclassed. Competition against better peers makes you a better competitor, Wie's mental game is her weakness and this is probably due to her age and will improve in the next few years.
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