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post #91 of 124
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Originally Posted by RandallT View Post

That putt from Michelle was painful to watch.

Goodness.
post #92 of 124
If you practice enough you could probably learn to putt standing on your head...but I'll never believe that's the best way to putt.
post #93 of 124
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If you practice enough you could probably learn to putt standing on your head...but I'll never believe that's the best way to putt.

Worked there.

She should be within 2 now though.
post #94 of 124

It's about time.

 

 

post #95 of 124

Great job by Lexi. Hopefully Michelle Wie can be more aggressive off the tee the next time she has a shot at a major. 

post #96 of 124
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Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post

Great job by Lexi. Hopefully Michelle Wie can be more aggressive off the tee the next time she has a shot at a major. 

Yup, good win. Pretty quick round too.
post #97 of 124
Looking down the leaderboard, I can't think of two more compelling women players to watch when playing at such a high level. It didn't turn out to be the duel we wanted but it was still fun to watch. Let's hope Lexi and Michelle stay relevant in the majors ahead. They are great to watch.
post #98 of 124

Wish Wie had played a little better but still awesome to watch. Wie's got it going for real, and Lexi Thompson is a freak of nature. 

 

Hope to see them playing again soon. 

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post #100 of 124
Announcer: "She used the driver, but she won it with the putter." ;)
post #101 of 124

Couldn't hang out here because I was watching late on DVR, but I gotta say I was thoroughly impressed with Lexi Thompson today.  She's a 19 year old playing in the last group in the final round of a major and I don't think she made a single real mistake all day.  Just, wow.  Congratulations to her.

 

Michelle Wie didn't really have it with the putter today, but with the way Lexi played, I don't think it really mattered much.

 

Also, extra impressed with Lexi's coordination.  By my count she had matching:

 

  1. Shoes
  2. Skirt
  3. Shirt (accents)
  4. Hat
  5. Barrettes
  6. Two pony tail ribbons
  7. Glove
  8. Ball marker
  9. Grips (not her putter though)
  10. And her driver head.

 

And I think even her shades were tinted blue.  :beer:

 

P.S.  I got a wake up call in regards to Wie today when I realized that she's only 24 years old. We've known of her since she was 12 or 13, so it may seem like she's old, but the girls got her entire career ahead of her.  Go Michelle!

 

EDIT:  I've been on board with the people who think the caddies shouldn't be allowed to "line up" their players like you see a lot now, especially on the LPGA Tour.  I think I've changed my mind after today, and here's why:

 

I don't think they are really lining them up.  They just stand behind them, wait until they are set up, tell them good, and then move. I'm sure there may be some that actually actively line up the player "a little left, no a nudge right, ok, now you're good" but as I watch it, it seems more like just an extra vote of confidence.  Just like when you hear the player and caddie talking, and they disagree, but once the player makes the decision, the caddy has to sound confident in the decision so he immediately turns into a yes man.  "I love it, perfect choice."  I think it's just a psychologica, confidence thing.


Edited by Golfingdad - 4/6/14 at 9:43pm
post #102 of 124
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

P.S.  I got a wake up call in regards to Wie today when I realized that she's only 24 years old. We've known of her since she was 12 or 13, so it may seem like she's old, but the girls got her entire career ahead of her.  Go Michelle!

They showed a video of her from when she was 12 (12!!!) around the third hole. Can you imagine being that good at something at 12, becoming world famous for it, and then spending the next dozen years surrounded by people asking you when you're going to break through? Her career (and life) trajectory is insane.
post #103 of 124
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Also, extra impressed with Lexi's coordination.  By my count she had matching:
  1. Shoes
  2. Skirt
  3. Shirt (accents)
  4. Hat
  5. Barrettes
  6. Two pony tail ribbons
  7. Glove
  8. Ball marker
  9. Grips (not her putter though)
  10. And her driver head.

And I think even her shades were tinted blue.
Showing my wife the jump into the pond and noticed I think she had light blue fingernails as well ;)

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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

They showed a video of her from when she was 12 (12!!!) around the third hole. Can you imagine being that good at something at 12, becoming world famous for it, and then spending the next dozen years surrounded by people asking you when you're going to break through? Her career (and life) trajectory is insane.
I know, seriously!!
post #104 of 124

Great final pairing with Wie and Thompson.  Both can get even better.

Although Wie has played for many years,  she is still new to "full time" professional golf.  Playing golf while being a full time high school or college student is a big disadvantage compared to full time players.  That's why i think both Lexi and Michelle are going to get even better.

post #105 of 124

Big Congratz to Lexi, also ya gotta give to Michelle, although her putter let her down, we haven't seen the last of her, my guess is, she will vie for many more titles. Anyways, great tourney, hope to more like it.

post #106 of 124

You could tell Wie didn't have her A game but I liked that she didn't play herself out of it should Lexi have taken a bad number on hole. Lexi just played perfect golf and no one was going to beat her that day. They seem to play pretty quickly and get on with it which is a breathe of fresh air. Definitely will be trying to go and see them play live.

post #107 of 124

I think it's funny (and ironic) that Wie is famous for being a child prodigy because she played in PGA events when she was 14, but she just had her first real chance at a major taken from her by another child prodigy who has actually lived up to the hype.  Lexi and Wie both turned pro at the age of 15; at that point in their amateur careers they had both had successful finishes in LPGA regular and major events.  As far as I'm concerned, that's where the similarities end.

post #108 of 124
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Originally Posted by k-troop View Post

I think it's funny (and ironic) that Wie is famous for being a child prodigy because she played in PGA events when she was 14, but she just had her first real chance at a major taken from her by another child prodigy who has actually lived up to the hype.  Lexi and Wie both turned pro at the age of 15; at that point in their amateur careers they had both had successful finishes in LPGA regular and major events.  As far as I'm concerned, that's where the similarities end.

By the age of 20, Wie had won twice on Tour, so it's not like she totally flamed out. She also was a full-time student while trying to play on Tour. I think it's a little bit disengenuous to say he hasn't lived up to her potential when really she's only been a real Tour player for like two or three years.
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