$20 million sponsorship from Nike.... Just imagine if Wie had turned down that sponsorship, gone to college, gotten an education and then had gone on to have a golf career with the amount of success like she did. That wouldn't have turned out so well. When offered a sponsorship like that you always take the money, even at that young an age. Always.
Michelle's problem was her parents interfering. In 2014 Michelle's body started showing signs of wear. She had nagging injuries. She started withdrawing from tournaments in 2015. Then in 2018 she had a season-ending hand injury. She's only 30 years old. She was once able to drive the ball over 300 yds. as a teen, but then her swing was retrained to that restrictive type that they were teaching at the time.
Lydia Ko was 15 when she turned pro. I believe she was #1 in the world in the CME Rankings the following year.
Maybe he'd been following him all 4 days of a tournament and got tired of watching Phil miss fairways and chunk it back on.
Maybe his PGA Tour groupie Dad drags him all over the place to follow Phil and he's seen thousands of Phil flop shots.
At what point does it stop being a sacred experience?
I used to play with a guy who would have a muscle spasm on occasion and let the club fly behind him on his follow through. Once, when his 6 iron whizzed within millimeters of my head, I learned never to stand behind him.