Go Back   HawaiiThreads.com > Ka Nohona > Player's Place
FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Search Latest Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #126  
Old May 1st, 2008, 10:58 PM
Frankie's Market's Avatar
Frankie's Market Frankie's Market is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,664
Default Re: Michelle Wie

No more free passes to the US Women's Open. Michelle is going to have to earn her spot by qualifying, in a cattle call with over a thousand other hopefuls.

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/ap...ING02/80501064

Now, the U.S. Women's Open might be the only major she is eligible to play provided she qualifies.

What a change from 2 years ago, when the talk was all about how Michelle would do against the men, as domination of the LPGA was assumed.

Let me go on the record right now: I think that if Michelle Wie fails to appear in any LPGA major this year and she doesn't win any other tournaments, Nike or Sony (or possibly both) will drop their sponsorships of her.

If that happens, I hope that her endorsement money is in good hands. Can't always trust your parents. Ask Gary Coleman and Dominque Moceanu.
__________________
This post may contain an opinion that may conflict with your opinion. Do not take it personal. Polite discussion of difference of opinion is welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old May 2nd, 2008, 04:16 AM
Walkoff Balk Walkoff Balk is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,021
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Was it bad for Michelle Wie a couple weeks back when Danica Patrick, Tad Fujikawa, and Lenora Ochua won their events? Danica Patrick is linked to Michelle Wie during the hype of the up and coming young women competing against men. Tad Fujikawa won a professional tournament in the group of young golfers from Hawaii. Lenora Ochua is being dominate in women's golf by winning consecutive tournaments which Michelle Wie was projected to accomplish.
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old May 2nd, 2008, 07:11 AM
oceanpacific oceanpacific is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,400
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Sorry, but Michelle Wie is NON-NEWSWORTHY at this time. She has to WIN, or at least COMPETE, to earn any headlines.

No more excuses about wrist injuries and the like. That's getting OLD .....
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old May 8th, 2008, 11:06 PM
Frankie's Market's Avatar
Frankie's Market Frankie's Market is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,664
Default Re: Michelle Wie

First round of the LPGA's Michelob Ultra Open has come and gone. Leading so far is Mhairi McKay, with an 8-under 63. Hot on her trail are Annika Sorenstam (-7) and Lorena Ochoa (-6).

Michelle? A 4-over 75, which gives her a score better than only 10 golfers in a field of 144. Translation? Don't hold your breath expecting her to make the cut for this weekend.

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/ap...-1/SPORTSFRONT
__________________
This post may contain an opinion that may conflict with your opinion. Do not take it personal. Polite discussion of difference of opinion is welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old May 10th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Frankie's Market's Avatar
Frankie's Market Frankie's Market is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,664
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Michelle's second round at the Michelob results in an even-par 71, which is not good enough to make the cut.

Next stop for the Big Wiesy: June 9. US Women's Open qualifying at Maryland.
__________________
This post may contain an opinion that may conflict with your opinion. Do not take it personal. Polite discussion of difference of opinion is welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old July 14th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Walkoff Balk Walkoff Balk is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,021
Default Re: Michelle Wie

By the way, Michelle Wie finished tie for 46th place in a golf tournament this past weekend. She won $4,831. Just keeping her name in the loop.

Last edited by Walkoff Balk; July 14th, 2008 at 11:56 PM. Reason: add
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old July 18th, 2008, 06:20 PM
LikaNui's Avatar
LikaNui LikaNui is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Smokin' in da windward crib
Posts: 6,721
Default Re: Michelle Wie

WOW!
Check this out:

Quote:
Honolulu's Michelle Wie, buoyed by an opening-hole eagle, shot a second-round 7-under 65 and is in second place in the LPGA State Farm Classic at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill.
Wie's two-round total is 12-under 132.
First-round leader Christina Kim followed her opening-round 63 with a 68 and has the lead at 13-under 131.
C'mon, Michelle! Make us proud. You GO, girl!!!
__________________
.
.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old July 18th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Random's Avatar
Random Random is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Returned to Molokai
Posts: 3,419
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Quote:
Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
Sorry, but Michelle Wie is NON-NEWSWORTHY at this time. She has to WIN, or at least COMPETE, to earn any headlines.

No more excuses about wrist injuries and the like. That's getting OLD .....
That's the thing with sports, isn't it? Either she wins or we ignore her, local girl or not. Either you're something or you're nothing. Sums up the Aloha spirit.
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old July 19th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Walkoff Balk Walkoff Balk is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,021
Default Re: Michelle Wie

There's a fan who yells out, "You Da Man," after Tiger Woods tees off at a new hole. Will a fan shout out, "You Da Tita," when Michelle Wie takes her drive from the tee?
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old July 19th, 2008, 03:04 PM
oceanpacific oceanpacific is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,400
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Some "fan" will invariably shout "IN THE HOLE" when Tiger tees off on a PAR 5!

Some people have been so vicious when MW was playing poorly. Now that she's been doing well, they're NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old July 19th, 2008, 03:24 PM
LikaNui's Avatar
LikaNui LikaNui is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Smokin' in da windward crib
Posts: 6,721
Default Re: Michelle Wie

She was leading the tournament today for a while, then ended the round in second place... at which time they informed her she had been disqualified for not signing her scorecard yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Something about how she had stepped in and then outside the marked area before she turned in her card.
SHEESH.
__________________
.
.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old July 19th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Ninja Ninja is offline
Kia`aina
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: BFE, Arizona
Posts: 203
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Details from ESPN:http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=3496673

Very unfortunate.
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old July 19th, 2008, 04:43 PM
mel's Avatar
mel mel is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Posts: 5,237
Default Re: Michelle Wie

From KGMB9.com

Quote:
Wie Disqualified After Great 3rd Round at LPGA State Farm Written by KGMB9 News - news@kgmb9.com
July 19, 2008 11:07 AM

Punahou grad Michelle Wie looked to be in great shape after shooting a round of 5-under par during Saturday's Round 3 at the LPGA State Farm Classic. The 18-year-old had the outright lead for a period of time, before bogeying the 18th hole to fall into 2nd place.

However, after her round, she was informed that she was disqualified from the tournament because she failed to sign her score card after Friday's Round 2.
I don't follow golf or sports all that closely, but then I was hoping Michelle would at least finish with good rounds given play of the last few days. Now to hear about not filling out a simple card.... how stupid can that be? How many tournaments has she been in?

I mean it would not be a big deal if she was in her usual 132nd place, but in the top 10 and at #2 yesterday and again today? Only to blow it on a simple technicality.

Sad indeed.

Does Michelle Wie have a coach or support staff to make sure these details are taken care of?
__________________
I'm still here. Are you?

Last edited by mel; July 19th, 2008 at 04:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old July 19th, 2008, 05:39 PM
cyleet99's Avatar
cyleet99 cyleet99 is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Oahu, HI
Posts: 976
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Too strange. After reading the thread (after I read the story re the forgotten card) I cannot begin to understand why this girl did what she did. Especially when she was doing well, and her tournament DEPENDED on her signing her scorecard. She was in the tent, (IN THE TENT, NOW) I would think for the direct purpose of signing said card.

It's difficult to find any sympathy for this. Am I missing some other reason?
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old July 19th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Nords's Avatar
Nords Nords is offline
Kumu
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Central Oahu
Posts: 774
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyleet99 View Post
Too strange. After reading the thread (after I read the story re the forgotten card) I cannot begin to understand why this girl did what she did. Especially when she was doing well, and her tournament DEPENDED on her signing her scorecard. She was in the tent, (IN THE TENT, NOW) I would think for the direct purpose of signing said card.
It's difficult to find any sympathy for this. Am I missing some other reason?
Every parent of a teenager can understand what Michelle Wie is thinking (or not thinking) and why she makes the mistakes she's made...

I find it pathetic interesting that for some "unfortunate" reason the tournament directors just weren't able to discover what was happening in their own scoring tent until the second round had already gained a full house of free-spending customers started... I'd like to see your average tournament director wait until the end of the round to tell Tiger Woods or Fred Daly that they'd just wasted all that effort.

"Now, Fred, big fella, maybe you should just put the putter down... Fred? Hey!!"
__________________
Youth may be wasted on the young, but retirement is wasted on the old.
Live like you're dying, invest like you're immortal.
We grow old if we stop playing, but it's never too late to have a happy childhood.
Forget about who you were-- discover who you are.
Reply With Quote
  #141  
Old July 19th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Ron Whitfield Ron Whitfield is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,760
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Hey, XXit happens. It shouldn't have, but it did.
I hate golf, but I would like to see MW succeed and she'll have to suck it up extra on this one and put it behind her.
It's got to play on her mind, tho, after finally getting it going. What a drag!

Break and clear! Go girl!
Reply With Quote
  #142  
Old July 19th, 2008, 09:42 PM
NoCal Boy's Avatar
NoCal Boy NoCal Boy is offline
Luna
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Please don't call it "Frisco"
Posts: 187
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
I'd like to see your average tournament director wait until the end of the round to tell Tiger Woods or Fred Daly that they'd just wasted all that effort.
I have to speak as an avid golfer as well as a rabid golf fan (these are not the same thing, btw.) I'm guessing you are not a fan yourself, as I'm pretty sure you're trying to refer to John Daly, rather than "Fred."

"Your average" tournament director would do exactly what this one did, and every professional tournament director would do. They're following the rules of their tour, and by extension, the USGA Rules of Golf. These rules are not, as any golfer will tell you, necessarily "fair" to any one golfer, however they are designed to ensure that there is a completely level playing field. In essence, that makes it "fair" to every golfer.

The LPGA officials (as opposed to the tournament staff - these are two separate entities) were not made aware of the violation until midway through her round, so no action could be taken until it was complete. You see, there's also a rule that allows the golfer to tell his/her side of the story before the committee makes its official ruling. It wouldn't be fair to Michelle to notify her mid-round that she'd have to account for her actions the day before - that would be a huge distraction, and what if after her interview she was then not disqualified? You may recall when she was DQ'd from another tournament a few years back. This again was only after she was given the opportunity to describe the situation before a penalty was levied.

Golf is funny in that it's the only sport that depends upon its own participants to call penalties upon themselves. It's a large part of what makes it a game of honor. Much as I'm disappointed for Michelle myself, I'm quite sure that she would be the first to say that she broke the rule and she should suffer the consequences. Again, it's not "fair," but it is fair.

As many of you know, this isn't even the most tragic example of a Hawaii golfer getting disqualified for a tournament over a "technicality." In 1957 Jackie Pung had apparently won the US Women's Open, but she was later DQ'd for signing an incorrect scorecard. Short write-up on it here.
Reply With Quote
  #143  
Old July 19th, 2008, 09:52 PM
lavagal's Avatar
lavagal lavagal is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Honolulu, Oahu
Posts: 2,616
Default Re: Michelle Wie

She'll never make that mistake again. I swear, it is such a hard way to learn a lesson. She has to move on.
__________________
Aloha from Lavagal
Reply With Quote
  #144  
Old July 19th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Random's Avatar
Random Random is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Returned to Molokai
Posts: 3,419
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Quote:
Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
Some people have been so vicious when MW was playing poorly. Now that she's been doing well, they're NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!
*points to oceanpacific*

Found one.
Reply With Quote
  #145  
Old July 19th, 2008, 11:18 PM
jkpescador's Avatar
jkpescador jkpescador is offline
Kumu
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mililani
Posts: 494
Default Re: Michelle Wie

I thought she made that mistake before. Then her caddy was fired after that. Someone may have more Michelle Wie knowledge.
Reply With Quote
  #146  
Old July 19th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Frankie's Market's Avatar
Frankie's Market Frankie's Market is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,664
Default Re: Michelle Wie

I can imagine what the fallout will be. Yet another Wie caddy will bite the dust.
__________________
This post may contain an opinion that may conflict with your opinion. Do not take it personal. Polite discussion of difference of opinion is welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #147  
Old July 19th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Ron Whitfield Ron Whitfield is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,760
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Yeah! I was thinking this was a repeat offense too, and that her caddy will pay. But she has to accept the blame as well this time, and just focus on getting on with it.
Reply With Quote
  #148  
Old July 19th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Walkoff Balk Walkoff Balk is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,021
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Those tournament officials wouldn't DQ Happy Gilmore. He even had a fistfight with Bob Barker.
Reply With Quote
  #149  
Old July 20th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Nords's Avatar
Nords Nords is offline
Kumu
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Central Oahu
Posts: 774
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoCal Boy View Post
I have to speak as an avid golfer as well as a rabid golf fan (these are not the same thing, btw.) I'm guessing you are not a fan yourself, as I'm pretty sure you're trying to refer to John Daly, rather than "Fred."
Gosh, I guess using the wrong name does totally invalidate the point I was trying to make-- never mind.

It makes just as much sense as correlating a golfer's tournament performance with how far away they're allowed to get from their card before they sign it. But hey, if that rule is important to the sanctity of the sport then she'll learn to remember it. Or, inferring from some of the other comments, someone will remember to remind her to follow it...
__________________
Youth may be wasted on the young, but retirement is wasted on the old.
Live like you're dying, invest like you're immortal.
We grow old if we stop playing, but it's never too late to have a happy childhood.
Forget about who you were-- discover who you are.
Reply With Quote
  #150  
Old July 20th, 2008, 11:58 AM
oceanpacific oceanpacific is offline
Ali`i
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,400
Default Re: Michelle Wie

Quote:
Originally Posted by Random View Post
*points to oceanpacific*

Found one.
Of course they're coming out of the woodwork now that she's blundered again. This is her second DQ. The first time, she took relief WITHOUT consulting a rules official - she essentially signied an incorrect scorecard because it didn't include the penalty strokes she was later assessed.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

  Partner Sites: Hawaii Blog Hawaii News Hawaii Grinds Hawaii Social Media  
    Blogging the Aloha State. The Hawaii Star. Hawaii Food Blog. The story of Aloha 2.0.