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post #37 of 194

If she never wins again or retires today she still has accomplished more by the age of 22 than myself or the "haters" posting in this thread. Thats not opinion, thats a fact. She has alot to be proud of but I guess haters gotta hate. LOL

post #38 of 194
True she's got a good degree to fall back on.
post #39 of 194
And can you please stop calling me a "hater". Can I be a "disliker"?
post #40 of 194
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And can you please stop calling me a "hater". Can I be a "disliker"?

LOL ok thats fair.

post #41 of 194

Anybody want to make standing bets on what she will (won't) accomplish over the next few years of her career?  I'm speaking to the pro-Wie posters here who think she had/has form.

post #42 of 194
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She is the most overhyped female in the history of sport.

Have you ever heard of Danica Patrick?

 

Easily the most overhyped person in the history of sport - she has started 178 races, led something like 80 laps, and won 1 race.

 

 

OK - now continue to bash Wie

post #43 of 194

I think she'll win less now than she would have had she skipped Stanford.  LPGA competition is tough and Yani isn't going to roll over because Wie is playing now. 

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Anybody want to make standing bets on what she will (won't) accomplish over the next few years of her career?  I'm speaking to the pro-Wie posters here who think she had/has form.

post #44 of 194
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I think she'll win less now than she would have had she skipped Stanford.  LPGA competition is tough and Yani isn't going to roll over because Wie is playing now. 

 

So that really illustrates that in Michelle Wie's case, it seems necessary to define what "regaining her form" would be.  Does the "form" have to hold up to her hype?  If so, she probably doesn't have a shot.  She was supposed to be the Tiger Woods of the LPGA.  It wouldn't be fair to hold her to that.  So, then what?  A few Majors?  Just winning consistently (2-3 times per year) on tour?

 

I'm not even talking about this in the context of a bet, just trying to see how this discussion should be framed.  What is really expected of her now that the hype has mostly worn off.

post #45 of 194

I guess at 1-2 wins a year at best and that's me being generous.

post #46 of 194

I don't think we've seen the level of golf Wie is capable of playing right now.  She may be a total bust and never get back to where she was, especially if she lost her passion for the game.  She could also show great improvement from where she today but it might not be good enough to beat Yani, Stacy and others.   

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So that really illustrates that in Michelle Wie's case, it seems necessary to define what "regaining her form" would be.  Does the "form" have to hold up to her hype?  If so, she probably doesn't have a shot.  She was supposed to be the Tiger Woods of the LPGA.  It wouldn't be fair to hold her to that.  So, then what?  A few Majors?  Just winning consistently (2-3 times per year) on tour?

 

I'm not even talking about this in the context of a bet, just trying to see how this discussion should be framed.  What is really expected of her now that the hype has mostly worn off.

post #47 of 194

How often does Ledbetter actually teach Wie or does someone else in his academy teach her?

 

Andy Zhang also is a student at Ledbetter's school if I'm not mistaken.

 

Is it possible that a pro at Ledbetter's academy that doesn't follow Ledbetter's methods to the letter, teach a student, sort of, independently, using his own philosophy?

post #48 of 194
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How often does Ledbetter actually teach Wie or does someone else in his academy teach her?

 

Andy Zhang also is a student at Ledbetter's school if I'm not mistaken.

 

Is it possible that a pro at Ledbetter's academy that doesn't follow Ledbetter's methods to the letter, teach a student, sort of, independently, using his own philosophy?

 I would have thought that all the pro's teach according to his philosophy, would kind of defeat the purpose if they didn't. Cannot imagine Ledbetter allowing someone to teach something that may be contradictory to his school of thought.

post #49 of 194

While her Kia commercials are okay, IMHO she should not put that much make-up.  She looks terrible with all that make-up.

 

As for her golf game, I believe now that she is done with college, she can finally concentrate on her game.  I expect-and hope-she will be a factor starting next LPGA season.

 

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I like her Kia commercials - especially the one with the trap shooters.    Anyways, I respect her for finishing college when her golf career was peaking.     I think she'll get it together - might take a couple years of not getting regular lpga paychecks to get her desire back ...

post #50 of 194

Or Ana Kournikova?  Who has never won a singles tournament.

 

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Have you ever heard of Danica Patrick?

 

Easily the most overhyped person in the history of sport - she has started 178 races, led something like 80 laps, and won 1 race.

 

 

OK - now continue to bash Wie

post #51 of 194

I seem to remember Michelle busted up her wrist in a jogging accident, and perhaps she is still struggling with that?

 

For the skeptics, there's a very strong argument that all the money handed to Michelle took away some of her fire and gumption.  If she never plays another event she's probably set for life, and good on her for that.  I for one remember her barely missing the cut at Sony those many years back, and there was no question she had form then.

post #52 of 194

Looks like Michelle made the cut this week at the Manulife Financial Classic. She shot 70-70 (par 71) and is in 36th place at -2. Putting looks much improved - playing "left hand low" with her hands split on the grip. Maybe she is on the right path. Time will tell.

post #53 of 194

Her 66 on Friday at Blackwolf Run with a 1.28 putt/green average suggests that she still has some form left from prior glory days and her putting isn't altogether worthless.  Her 80 on Sunday was less promising, however, but there were 7 players shootingin the 80's on Sunday. 

 

I think having the father she had and the adolescent golf career that she did has not been beneficial for her maturity.  I watched her play the 7th hole on Sunday and she snagged her tee shot in deep rough and only advanced her second shot about 3 feet.  I'm sure it never got caught on television (and maybe she knew that and it explains why she did it), but after her fourth shot missed the green, she shrieked loudly.  My daughter, who has a girl's golf book checked out from the library with Wie on the cover, had been particularly interested in following Wie, but was looking toward the green and turned around, somewhat alarmed, and asked "Who just screamed?"  It was not exactly the foremost example of sportspersonship or maturity I've ever seen.  Wie was definitely displaying a less-than-positive attitude from her body language on Sunday, that's for sure.

post #54 of 194
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Or Ana Kournikova?  Who has never won a singles tournament.

 

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Yes, but she was so hot that she actually deserved the hype.......seriously.

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