Since Michelle is the talk of the golf world right now, I'd like to hear your comments on which side of the fence you fall. Are you jumping on the bandwagon and cheering for her because of her recent good play, or perhaps you've been a longtime fan, or do you cringe every time they show her hitting a shot or talking to a reporter?
Personally, I am NOT a fan and haven't been since she turned pro. Before that I didn't really feel one way or the other, but in 2004 she said she would consider turning pro if she got what she wanted, which was "Tiger money". Wie said "If someone comes up with $100 million, or a big briefcase--someone opens it up and shows me all the money". THAT was what did it for me...it irritated me that she was arrogant enough to think she deserved huge endorsement deals that rivaled what Tiger had despite an amateur career that wasn't even a fraction of what he accomplished before he turned pro. After that, EVERYTHING she did was irritating, plus it was retro-active...stuff from before that had already happened got "grandfathered" in! Things like:
- Playing in all those PGA Tour events when she hadn't accomplished anything on the LPGA Tour (yeah, I know her parents and agent were likely behind this, but still...)
- The number of caddies she's gone through
- Withdrawing from Annika's tournament when she was 14 over thru 16 to avoid the Rule of 88
- Getting an exemption into the 2004 U.S. Women's Open
And the list goes on. Ok guys, sound off...do you love her or hate her? I don't know if you can be in the middle!