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Time for Michelle Wie to focus on the LPGA Tour

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 13th, 2006
Categories: Golf MediaLPGA TourPGA Tour

Unless Michelle Wie drops a 61 on the field at the Sony today, she’s cooked. She just didn’t have her “A Game” I suppose.

Assuming she misses the cut, what should she do now? You know the golf blogs, golf sites and golf media are going to be pontificating about this to the point of nausea, so I’m going to beat them all to it. At least the nausea won’t set in on this post, hopefully.

Michelle Wie should now focus her golf career on the LPGA Tour. My guess is that this is going to be the sentiment of 99% of all golf bloggers and sports writers and it is true. She has done basically nothing on the LPGA. She needs to get into the grind of the tour and win some tournaments. She doesn’t even need to win majors right away. She just needs to start making her mark on the LPGA, period.

At this point I don’t think it’s in Wie’s best interest to try to “take on the men” (not my quote by the way) any more. It only serves to tarnish her image the more cuts she misses. Eventually the novelty of her competing against the men will wear off, if it hasn’t already. A few years down the road, a dozen or so LPGA victories and some more physical and mental development and perhaps she can take another shot at the PGA Tour, but not until then.

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3 responses to “Time for Michelle Wie to focus on the LPGA Tour”

  1. thegolfgeek says:

    Again I agree with you. But could her large endorsement deals have something to do with her playing in a handful of PGA tour events? For her sake I hope not. We don’t want to see “Jennifer Capriotti Burn Out Syndrome”.

  2. I’ve already wasted enough of my breath talking about michelle wie on my blog. I’m not going to post about it.

  3. mediaguru says:

    Geek: I wouldn’t be surprised if there were incentives built into her contract. She may get a bonus of x00,000 if she makes a cut on the PGA etc.