Wallington to lend a hand to golf sta...

Wallington to lend a hand to golf star Wie

There are 9 comments on the Warrington Guardian story from Feb 14, 2013, titled Wallington to lend a hand to golf star Wie. In it, Warrington Guardian reports that:

The 41-year-old will kick-start the new LPGA Tour as caddy to American superstar Michelle Wie at the season's opening Australian Open in Yarralumla today, Thursday.

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LET Looper

Braddon, Australia

#1 Feb 16, 2013
Will it last?
Missed cut 1st week.
He is good at his job though.

Since: Jul 10

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#2 Feb 16, 2013
Well, are they (the team and her) saying it is/was the caddies fault??? She has gone through a bunch of caddies in her career. Also, here is a quote from her new caddy which might explain caddy problems in the past.

I have had a few e-mails from her team with regards to how she likes things to work, and it's going to be difficult but I'm excited about the challenge.

Also, the article calls her an American superstar. I don't think so, especially since she is ranked 65th in the world.
It will get better

League City, TX

#3 Feb 19, 2013
Rich,

Make that #74 now...

If she is a "star," what do we call Lydia Ko and the other ladies in the top 30? Mega Stars? And, what do we call Yani, Na Yeon, Stacy, Inbee, and Jiyai? Super Duper Mega Stars?

Michelle Wie once showed promise, but now she is also known as "MC" Wie, and she is hardly a star...

Since: Jul 10

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#4 Feb 20, 2013
Oh, I agree she is not a 'sar'. That's what the article said. Ad another way to tell she is not a 'star' anymore is that you very seldom see her name in print like the past, even from last year. I always thought she would be big in the LPGA after she finished college. It is kind of strange to see her fall even more since leaving school. There have been many high school/college stars, in all sports, that just flat failed in the pros. She still has time but?????
Ray

Peterborough, Canada

#5 Feb 20, 2013
Rich you've been told for years that Wie wasn't as good as some people thought. Pretty simple really....... she could never putt. The "going to school" was a myth as well. She played a full schedule after March attending a few exams but not actually going to school. It was hilarious listening to annoucers call Wie "part-time" when she had played 20+ events a year.. The truth has always been out there with Wie.

Since: Jul 10

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#6 Feb 21, 2013
Ray wrote:
Rich you've been told for years that Wie wasn't as good as some people thought. Pretty simple really....... she could never putt. The "going to school" was a myth as well. She played a full schedule after March attending a few exams but not actually going to school. It was hilarious listening to annoucers call Wie "part-time" when she had played 20+ events a year.. The truth has always been out there with Wie.
Going to school was a myth??? The first two years of college she played in 7 tournaments each year. The next two it was 19, a lot of those during the summer. She did maintain her school work during that time and graduated in 2012. Many times 2009/2010 she said in interviews that she coouldn't practice as much as she wanted due to school. She spent as much time in school studying as other 'jocks' going to Stanford. Stanford does not hand out graduation diplomas, except, maybe, to their top stars, for the heck of it. But, that is water under the bridge. She still had the potential to get her game back but never, for a lot of reasons, did. Her two wins came while she was in college. She pretty much held her own during college except for 2011 where she fell off the map. She did mention a number of times during 2011 regarding college worries. After graduation I thought she would get back to golf and all things that make you successful in pro sports but, for whatever reason, she did not. She is still young enough, and has the potential, to get it together but ?????
It will get better

League City, TX

#7 Feb 21, 2013
I have no personal knowledge of what she did in school or, for that matter, what kind of workload she had. That said, her going to school was, obviously, not a myth and, as we know, Stanford is a top school.

While going to school, she did play a little bit more that what Rich has indicated, though. She did not graduate until March 2012, so it should be safe, I think, to assume that she was a student through the end of 2011. From 2008 to 2011 she played in 7, 19, 19, and 20 LPGA events (23 last year). That does not include the non-LPGA events like the Solheim Cup (three years in a row, 2009-2011) and four years in a row at the Dubai Ladies Masters.

Good news for Michelle this week! She will not be cut at the Honda LPGA Thailand ...There is no cut!! The bad news is that after one round, she is 11 strokes behind the leader, Stacy Lewis...
sjs

United States

#8 Feb 22, 2013
A few thoughts on "golf star" Wie...
* She stated in interviews prior to graduation that she was a full time golfer and part time student - so much for the "once she graduates" excuse.
* She has participated in 2, not 3, Solheim Cup events - 2009 and 2011; it's a biennial event.
* Leadbetter & Gilchrist, to name two instructors, as well as countless caddies couldn't make her a dominant player. Now this new caddy will? Good luck with that.
Anonymous

Fuzhou, China

#9 Feb 24, 2013
I like this guy very much

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