Michelle Wie: Why the LPGA Tour Needs...

Michelle Wie: Why the LPGA Tour Needs Her to Play Well

There are 30 comments on the BleacherReport story from Jun 30, 2012, titled Michelle Wie: Why the LPGA Tour Needs Her to Play Well. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

If Wie is on top of her game - if she's playing well and consistently positioning her name on the top of leaderboards week in and week out - the LPGA Tour is better for it.

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#21 Jul 10, 2012
Well, in 2009 not that much. Wie won one tournament and Choi on 2 but played in 7 more than Wie. Choi averaged around 7 thousand more per tournament Too lazy to check tournaments that they both played in. But!!, back to my point about going it alone. In 2009, when Choi dumped her parents she was 7th in scoring. In 2010 she was 1st--in 2011 she was 2nd and so far this year she is also 2nd. So, it definitely improved her game. Wie is definitely old enough to dump her parents but, even though she was born/grew up in the States the family ties are very strong. Now, we do not know if Wie's parents are on her case, behind closed doors, like Choi said her parents were.
Anyway, it sure wouldn't hurt for Wie to step up to the plate and take control of her life rather that depending/listening to her parents. I would assume the parents are in her life daily since they are at most, if not all tournaments.
Anyway, just thoughts on how she might be a top player rather than a journeywoman player. We have enough U S players that appear to be content with how they play the game.
ORIGINAL AMERICAN

Los Osos, CA

#22 Jul 20, 2012
So somebody help me out,,, what heck is wrong with Wie,,, I have heard all the reasons,,,,trying to hard,,,,, bad hair cut,,,, the weather,, etc, come on come on,,
what is going on,,, I saw this kid when she was just starting,, she had it all,,

So somebody had to work real hard to really screw with this kid's game or her head. Because she literally had it all. The only thing that she needed was experience,,, and that would bring consistency. But something happen on the way to the forum,,,,, somebody spiked the punch,,,,,, this kid has no brain in the game,, she is like a ball bearing rattling around a metal barrel.

I would love to see her find that consistency she desperately needs, but the sand is running out,,,, I know she is still very young but if there is something in her minds eye that says,,, "steady,,, steady,,, OH, Shit,,you can't make that shot,,,,",,, She's done,,,,,,,

I hate it when my sports hero's retire,,especially when they just got started,,,,,,
Barbarian

Southern Pines, NC

#23 May 27, 2013
Rich the Gringo wrote:
Well, here is an example---Read what advances Choi has made since 2009 after telling her parents that she is going it alone . Just google her
Rich, remember that not all parents are the same... and I bet that NYC's parents are much more aware that she is an adult than Michelle's are. I also believe that NYC is far more mature than MW. Nevertheless, I agree with all of you who think MW should send her parents on a permanent vacation from "inside the ropes".

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#24 May 27, 2013
Wow, you answered on a subject that is one year old? Anyway, I don't see how Michell cannot as mature as Choi. She spent 4 yrs at Stanford. You have to have some maturity to graduate and/or go to school and play pro golf.
I think that her parents pressure her regarding family ties so they can keep their 'gravy train' rolling along. Maybe one day she wake up and smell the roses(independence).

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#25 Jun 3, 2013
Some have Daddy Caddy...look back at BJ WIE...he has caused her problems the whole way!
Mean Joe Green

Poynette, WI

#26 Jun 5, 2013
Michelle who..?

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#27 Jun 5, 2013
Mean Joe Green wrote:
Michelle who..?
LPGA two time tournament winner and Solheim Cup Tam winner!
Power Fade

Houston, TX

#28 Jul 3, 2013
Ah yes, Michelle Wie. The most prolific underachiever in the history of golf.

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#30 Jul 15, 2013
Nice tourney for MW!
She is Not Back Yet

Murfreesboro, TN

#31 Jul 15, 2013
Yes, nice tournament for MW...and for many, many other golfers! It was a birdie-fest! Four players at -20 or better and a -26 does not win! Forty players at -10 or better! 93 players finished under par, including 21 of them who did not make the cut!! MW's "great" score still left her 11 strokes behind behind the leaders, but it is still better than her Cut and the WD (when she was about to be Cut) in the last two events.

So, lets not celebrate yet.

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