Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Michelle Wie Responds to LPGA Golfers Comments, Kinda
After Paula Creamer and Annika Sorenstam commented that they weren't so happy with Michelle Wie's decision to skip an LPGA major to play in a PGA Tour event, you'd expect Wie to comment.
You know, something like "those stupid chicks are just jealous of my bank roll." Or, "Yeah, tell Paula if she wants to borrow my Rolex, I'll let her, but just for a day."
But no, Wie stayed fairly civil and handled the remarks, well, remarkably well (see what I did there).
"There are going to be criticisms entering this tournament, but at the same time I'm just doing what I feel like I want to do and it's going to be a lot of fun," Wie said.
"All I'm thinking about is trying to play some good golf. How can I limit the number of bogeys I make? How can I maximize the number of birdies I can make out of this golf course and that's all I can focus on. I can't focus on the rest of the field," she said.
"People are going to write hateful stuff about me and that's fine with me. ... Good rounds and low scores can solve everything," she said.
I'd say that's about right. I think one of the best golf quotes I've heard in a long time is, sadly, from those Phil Mickelson commercials for whatever hotel he promotes. Bones, his caddy, says "whenever you want to break something, how about breaking par."
One of my favorite golf pictures ever taken was courtesy of Warren Little, Getty Images