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T4 in Thailand earlier today. Good play all week. Finished top 20 last week too IIRC.


Yes she has played well so far this year. She also finished 3rd, 24th 7th, and 11th in her last 4 tournaments last year.

As strange and unusual that putting stance is, it is working. Michelle finished #113 on the LPGA in Putts per greens in regulation in 2012. She improved to 25th last year.

 

As far as the people here that say she does not want it bad enough, I disagree.

 

Michelle has finally found a peaceful place. She no longer has the pressure of having to live up to that 13 year girl she was. She now is comfortable just being a very good player that will contend most weeks and win once in a while.

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Yes she has played well so far this year. She also finished 3rd, 24th 7th, and 11th in her last 4 tournaments last year.

As strange and unusual that putting stance is, it is working. Michelle finished #113 on the LPGA in Putts per greens in regulation in 2012. She improved to 25th last year.

 

Those of course aren't the best stats to indicate putting ability. If your proximity suffers you're going to fall in the standings of PPGIR. The LPGA doesn't have the cash to do anything like ShotLink for the PGA Tour (from which you can do strokes gained, etc.).

 

I've been saying it's more her ballstriking for the past few years than her putting. She's just put a lot of pressure on her putting in recent years because too many of her first putts are for par or bogey.

 

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Michelle has finally found a peaceful place. She no longer has the pressure of having to live up to that 13 year girl she was. She now is comfortable just being a very good player that will contend most weeks and win once in a while.

 

I agree. Just wish she'd have worked with someone on her swing other than Leadbetter.

post #111 of 124
Yeah, but I really like watching her putt these days.

I bet I'm not the only one either! a2_wink.gif
post #112 of 124

What was her previous form since he seemed to prefer playing with men instead of women?

 

She finished 4th today ... she may be one of those players that hangs around but doesn't have the short game consistency to win.

 

But watching her putt?

 

It brings back my hormones, so I"m for it....

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Michelle has finally found a peaceful place. She no longer has the pressure of having to live up to that 13 year girl she was. She now is comfortable just being a very good player that will contend most weeks and win once in a while.

 

I tend to agree. I still think she would be better off dumping Leadbetter as Erik suggested. It may be that it is too late and the superstar that was going to be, is no longer.

post #114 of 124
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Yeah, but I really like watching her putt these days.

I bet I'm not the only one either! a2_wink.gif
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But watching her putt?

 

It brings back my hormones, so I"m for it....

 

Geez, bunch of dirty of old men on this site :-P 

post #115 of 124

Since when is closely researching new putting methods being dirty :bugout:

post #116 of 124
I cant help but pull for M. Wie.
post #117 of 124

Michelle won't return to her previous form, because she's 22 years old now. She was a teenager when she first hit the scene. Michelle will have a different, post-college form and game.

 

For deeper background, see this Charlie Rose interview with Sean Foley about pursuing the perfect golf swing. During the chat, Sean reminds us that Tiger is pushing 40, and needs a different swing than he used when he was 25.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/sean-foley-charlie-rose-10-28-UhPh6GfPTt~WvTlFQVYpLA.html

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I cant help but pull for M. Wie.

 

 

Me too. To bad deadbetter had to screw her swing up..........:naughty:

post #119 of 124
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Michelle won't return to her previous form, because she's 22 years old now. She was a teenager when she first hit the scene. Michelle will have a different, post-college form and game.

 

I don't think form literally means exactly the same body shape AND swing. If that was the case, nobody could ever return to their "previous form" after more than a few months.

 

I think it just means that she'll return to the placements she was seeing in her first few years playing occasional LPGA Tour events.

post #120 of 124
Is she still using that how low can you go putting stance? If it works I guess don't change it. Until it stops working?
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Is she still using that how low can you go putting stance? If it works I guess don't change it. Until it stops working?

Yes... Somebody needs to buy that girl a grown up putter...
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Yes... Somebody needs to buy that girl a grown up putter...


I hope they don't....    I rather enjoy watching her spread those long legs out and bending over..........

 

 

 

 

(to putt of course!) 

post #123 of 124

Another top ten finish, btw…

 

Ninth on the money list with three events played (a few ahead of her have 4, only a few in the entire top 30 have only 2).

post #124 of 124
Looking more solid than the past few years, hopefully back on track. Keep taking home top tens and you will eventually get a win.
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