Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wie Talks About Playing on the PGA Tour
As you well know, Michelle Wie is going to play in her eighth PGA Tour event next week at the Reno-Tahoe Open. Wie has played in seven LPGA events this year, making the cut in just four of them, and if that doesn't scream "time to play against men" I don't know what does.
What did Wie have to say about her "opportunity?"
“It's not every day that a woman is given the opportunity to play on the greatest tour in the world,” Wie said in a statement. “This is a tremendous opportunity for me to learn from these great players and take those lessons to the LPGA. This is another step in the process of making me a better player.”
Lessons like, for instance, remember to sign your scorecard? That is actually something you can pull from the PGA Tour guys because they usually do that. Other things they do -- rake the bunker after being in it, mark their ball when it's on the green and pee on trees.
Also, "it's not every day..." is pretty much a false statement since she's played in eight and can play in many more whenever she wants. What 'isn't every day" is actually playing well and giving yourself a chance.
Honestly, can someone give Lorena Ochoa a sponsors exemption and get it over with? She's actually good at this whole golf thing.