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The graduate: Michelle Wie leaves Stanford

I agree with Rich completely. This was the first real adult decision she made on her own. Just being able to get into Stanford is an honor, to pass up the collegiate experience would have been silly. Just suppose she never does make a huge splash as a player, having a degree from Stanford as a backup plan isn't bad at all. I just wish her the best no matter what she does, she's a classy young woman.  (Jun 18, 2012 | post #4)

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Slow-play rulings have drawn ire in golf circles

I think Morgan was robbed, personally. Truth is they are ALL slow on all tours. That is what happens when you are playing for a living. There is no excuse for it for amateurs. Still, the reason they were on the clock in the first place was not Morgan's pace of play. The unfortunate circumstance of the wind changing on her on the 12th tee made her rethink her club selection. That was the poorest time possible to invoke the penalty, just horrible timing. I think it cost her the championship she was playing that well. She reacted emotionally and didn't recover her composure, that part is on her. But the lack of judgment on the part of the LPGA rules officials is on them. Everyone wants slow play fixed but doing so at the expense of someone who is not a slow player and was not responsible for her group being out of position, though no one was behind them, just wasn't right. And it really did cost her a lot. I like Aza too and feel badly for both. That just wasn't the time or place to do that given the circumstances on the tee. On a par four, okay, but not then, not there, not that hole. Judgment has to come into the application of the rules somewhere and it DOES what with all the rulings officials make. This one used poor judgment, in my opinion.  (May 23, 2012 | post #1)

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LPGA once again proves it belongs on major stage

It was a great tournament for the LPGA, would have loved to have seen Lexi make that eagle on the 16th, but she sure proved last year's final round 78 was a fluke shooting 65 yesterday. Stacy played like a proven winner, doing just what she needed to in order to get her second win. A LOT of players with very low scores. Good week for the tour...  (Apr 30, 2012 | post #1)

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If possible, I think I have less respect for LPGA talent ...

I, too, don't know what this inane article is doing here. If possible, I have even less respect for male chauvinist's than before. Maybe that's the point. She's only won 3 of the first 5 events already. What a waste of talent, lol. On the op's part that is, if it has any.  (Mar 28, 2012 | post #2)

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The LPGA Tour's wow factor

Nice article! And a very good tournament this year too.  (Mar 18, 2012 | post #1)

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Reader: Gulbis did the LPGA no favors with her body-painting

A world wide tour is fine, but it really does create monster expenses as I guess it always has for those outside the US when most of the tournaments were here. I'd like to see the schedule filled out more with American tournaments and a lot more prize money. I have high hopes for Lexi, I think that girl has the potential to be the next big thing in American golf. A consistent winner, unlike anyone we have now except Kerr and she's not that consistent every year. I love Paula and Morgan and would love to see them win more, but their games just aren't rounding out as I hoped they would when they were younger. And poor Michelle what a horrible start to her season. Maybe home soil will bring them out of their shells but they still have to contend with Yani and Suzanne here too. :^)  (Mar 2, 2012 | post #5)

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Reader: Gulbis did the LPGA no favors with her body-painting

Hi Rich, you're right, sex sells everything. Is there an ad for a product anywhere on television or in print that somehow doesn't manage to have an attractive young woman, mostly, or man, or both whether they have anything to do with the product or not? It's been going on since the first cave dweller noticed his cave mate didn't look like he did. Professional women golfers really have to work to make enough money to afford flying around the world now that so many tournaments have been lost in the US. So they do what they need to do what they love. No different in any other sport though in many women are far better paid than they are in golf. So use what God gave them? Not a problem for me. Sex IS what sells going all the way back to those Rosie the Riveter pinups, lol.  (Mar 1, 2012 | post #3)

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Our investigation into how golf really treats women

That was a hoot. And typical. Read the whole article. Wasn't surprised at all. Though I'd love to play a round with her if she promised to teach me how to hit the dang ball straight. Or not.  (Mar 1, 2012 | post #2)

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Reader: Gulbis did the LPGA no favors with her body-painting

Well, Mr. T is certainly entitled to his opinion. But his letter by itself disproves his premise. HE knows a lot about Natalie Gulbis, her record, her world ranking and apparently objects to her getting silly season invitations - which are NEVER given out according to world rankings, not even to the men. I will grant that she is struggling with her golf game but most golfers are. The LPGA is in need of publicity, that these are attractive, athletic young women is undeniable. That they should somehow pretend they are not nor avail themselves of the opportunities youth, beauty and personality present them is silly indeed. Women's golf purses barely keep pace with the Senior tour - unlike the WTA which competes for comparable money with the ATP and for equal money at their majors. It is an expensive sport, the travel - worldwide, can't be paid for with a tie for 50th place money. So sponsors, photo shoots, appearances all are needed to generate the income necessary to allow these wonderfully talented young women to play the sport they love for a living. They are personable, interact with their fan base, and work very hard to promote their tour. I don't care what Mr. T's foursome knew, I knew where they were playing, who was leading, who won the week before (Yani) and enjoyed the four way playoff at the HSBC. So he may speak for himself, but not for all of us. I think Natalie and her sparkling personality as well as her attractiveness has done a lot to raise the profile of Women's Professional golf. More power to her. To all of them.  (Feb 29, 2012 | post #1)

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Us Lpga winner may skip Singapore event

Sounds to me like her agent needs a hug - daily. "may or may not" is NOT news, that is someone talking to hear himself talk. This one might be mindful of what happened when Tiger's first caddy started giving interviews to the press, he lost his job. If Lexi has something to say, I am pretty sure she can find the words herself. Agents should be seen but not heard in my opinion, spend their time securing deals for their player, not speaking for them. Most annoying when they do that, in any sport.  (Jan 4, 2012 | post #1)

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Tseng the game's dominant force

She best enjoy it while she can, my crystal ball sees not only a challenger but a conqueror coming up on the inside rail. :^)  (Dec 31, 2011 | post #1)

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Titanic Thompson

I doubt that will be an issue with Lexi not only does she have her priorities straight, her parents certainly seem to as well. And her dad is a pretty darn good caddy. I hear she will opt for a professional caddy later but so far they have been a very good combination. Must help steady her too, having her dad to talk as she goes through a round.  (Dec 20, 2011 | post #3)

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Titanic Thompson

They're right. The LPGA landscape is going to change dramatically as Lexi joins the tour in 2012. She has the length of Wie, the accuracy of Ai Miyazato and wedge play that is as good as anyone, not to mention inside 25 feet she is an amazing putter. Yani is there at 23, Lexi is coming on like a train at 16. Multiple wins, multiple majors, I think she has the potential to dominate the tour the way Tiger did at his best, the sway Annika and Lorena did at their best. Starting so much younger, this prodigy has the opportunity to set record upon record. All with as winning a personality as one could hope for in a teenager, humble, confident and grateful. I look forward to watching her pile up victories for a very long time.  (Dec 19, 2011 | post #1)

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Keep racist taunt between Tiger Woods and ex-caddie, says...

Can't argue with racists. So I'm done. You were done a long time ago...  (Nov 18, 2011 | post #8)

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Keep racist taunt between Tiger Woods and ex-caddie, says...

Then you didn't read the remarks. And yours are no better, white man's sport indeed. I think Tiger has demonstrated with 71 PGA wins, 14 majors and 84 worldwide winds that is no longer true, not to mention Vijay's run through his 40's.  (Nov 14, 2011 | post #6)