Michelle Is Doing Just Fine
By Kickntrue on 2/13/09
Michelle Wie participated in her first round as an official card-carrying member of the LPGA yesterday. Wie finished round one of the SBS Open at Turtle Bay with 8 birdies, and 2 bogies, for a round of -6, good enough for 2nd place.
I have no doubt Michelle will win at least once on Tour this season (assuming she plays a full slate). If anyone wants to bet me on that, I have a crispy George Washington with your name on it!
What strikes me though is her media presence. Michelle was interviewed after the round and she was still awkward and girlish. I'm surprised with all of the media attention she's had forever that she isn't a bit smoother in an interview setting. Yes, she is still young, but at 19, she's no longer a little girl.
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I fully agree with the comment about a "girlish" presents. A Professional sports person should be able to have an interview where there is confidence in what is being said. When you believe what you are saying, you are confident and know the direction of your game. A skittish interview could show signs of a mind that is not in the right spot.
Having said that, I believe that Michelle Wee is a fantastic golfer, with a great career ahead.
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