Wie've Been Through This
By Kickntrue on 7/21/08
Just after defending Michelle Wie for the first time ever, she goes and signs up for a PGA event again.

Good luck! I really do hope she makes the cut- for her sake. She may be spoiled. She may be extremely rich. In the end though, she is still just an 18 year old kid who seems to still be getting bad advice. I just don't know how long she can do this before she becomes irrelevant.

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drew1473 says:
I hope she fails miserably again. That way she might realize that she is not that good and has to actually work for success, and not just have it given to her on a silver platter with a platinum nike symbol in the middle.
7/21/08
 
Josh says:
man drew, don't hate.
7/21/08
 
golfgirl says:
The kid's got chutzpa, that's for sure.
7/21/08
 
Pipeliner says:
what the? when is the last time she won a tournament, ANY tournament? Her dad is a real A** IMO, there is no way I put my daughter through this kind of crap.
7/21/08
 
drew1473 says:
I cant help it. She is 18 years old, which means she is technically an adult. She needs to tell her father to butt out. Then only thing he is looking out for is himself and his bank account. Its like he doesnt even care that his daughter, who could be really good, is bombing big time.
7/21/08
 
golfgirl says:
Whoa...come on guys. What makes you all so sure it's her father who's calling the shots? As you mention, she's an adult and from everthing I've seen, SHE loves playing with the men...SHE would prefer to play with the men if given the choice. I've alway said this. It's different for a woman than it is for a man. Men are much more one dimensional than women are when they play golf one thing is important: winning. For a woman golf, like everything else, tends to be somewhat more nuanced. It's not that women don't care about winning. They do care, often, very much but it's not the "only good option" like it is for many guy. Michelle Wie has said many times. "I learn so much from playing with the guys". BJ may be happy about it but I think Michelle's the one insisting on it.
7/22/08
 
drew1473 says:
golfgirl, I am going by some of the comments that her father has made. One in particular in reference to qualifying school "q-school conflicts with her part-time education at Stanford, so she would have to wait and see about it". But her father said "well it seems to be the only option", or something along those lines.

I think she could be a very good player, however she needs to 1) get new management 2) start earning some repsect on women's tour and play really well there before trying the men's tour and 3) learn the rules of the game she is playing. I mean an "honest mistake" can only happen so many times.

Annika didnt even try the men's tour until she had truly proven herself on the women's tour and Michelle Wie has not done that yet.
7/22/08
 
jezskates says:
There are thoughts to be had on either side of this debate, but here's what gets me the most: she's done virtually nothing to earn tour privileges. Every time she plays poorly she claims injury and withdraws prior to a round being complete. This ensures that the bad score does not cause her to be eliminated from consideration for entering the LPGA. Not only does this further damage her credibility, it very likely frustrates tournament directors who charge escalated vendor fees for her participation.

Hmmmmm, just how many tournaments did Tiger win on a broken leg?
7/22/08
 
drew1473 says:
jezskates, I agree and also think about the number of players that it pisses off, you know the ones that do not get to play in every tournament, so when someone withdraws it becomes a spot wasted.
7/22/08
 
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