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Michelle Wie 3 shot Lead after first round
Pizutes
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It would be nice to see Michelle Wie breakthrough in Canada!!

And:, Michelle Wie had the second hole-in-one of her professional career Thursday on the way to a 7-under 65 and a three-shot lead after the first round of the Canadian Women’s Open.

“It was the first time I had actually seen it go in a tournament,” Michelle said of her ace on the 190-yard, par-3 11th hole. “It was pretty cool. It was surreal. I didn’t believe it had actually happened.” She also said she’s notched eight holes-in-one in her career, but only one other as a pro, in her rookie season at last year’s LPGA Championship.

What do you think, can she sustain her 3 shot lead?
Mark Simmons
Legend
 
# 1    8/26/2010 11:38:04 PM   
You've got 46 of the top 50 players in the world in this tournament, so I think it's a little early to predict a winner. Wie had a super round, including a couple of incredible shots; the hole-in-one and holing out from a green side bunker. Whether that propels her or she comes back to the field, we'll see.

It's a great start.


ByeByeBirdie
Professional Champion
 
# 2    8/27/2010 1:08:33 AM   

You've got 46 of the top 50 players in the world in this tournament, so I think it's a little early to predict a winner. Wie had a super round, including a couple of incredible shots; the hole-in-one and holing out from a green side bunker. Whether that propels her or she comes back to the field, we'll see.

It's a great start.


I'm with you- a great start.

I think it's premature to crown champions on Thursday, whether it's Wie in Canada or Woods in New Jersey, unless they had 8 stroke leads or something. I don't know the exact number, but I don't think wire-to-wire victories happen a lot. Goydos shot 59 on Thursday at the John Deere, and his other 3 rounds were in the 60's, but that still wasn't enough to win that tournament. It's difficult to keep shooting low rounds. Wie and Woods are two players who are capable of doing it. Like Mark said, "we'll see"...


cogolfer1
LowIndex
 
# 3    8/27/2010 6:45:20 AM   
She's been a lot like this year's Tiger. Just hasn't put 4 solid rounds together. She shot like 3 even par rounds or maybe 2 of them were +1, and then she had like a 77 and finished out of contention where she probably would have squeezed in a Top 10 with a score of E or +1. I hope she hangs on, but I'm not going to get too hopeful.


heartotexas
Professional Champion
 
# 4    8/27/2010 6:54:48 AM   
Would like to see her do well. She is prone to LPGA rules penalties and DQ's, so figure they will find a a way to DQ her before the tournament is over.


MikeNomgi
Professional Champion
 
# 5    8/27/2010 11:33:00 AM   

Would like to see her do well. She is prone to LPGA rules penalties and DQ's, so figure they will find a a way to DQ her before the tournament is over.


NOTE TO THOSE WHO READ THIS: Please humm the theme from The Twilight Zone as you read.

Yeah, these no good tour officials have nothing better to do than looking for reasons to disqualify Wie. I even saw some hiding behind trees trying to catch her doing something wrong. And they gave all spectators cell phones with a number to call if they saw her commit an infraction. It ain't fair!


gj24
Legend
 
# 6    8/27/2010 9:16:59 PM   
If she can stay consistant, who knows. she has a good start~


Mark Simmons
Legend
 
# 7    8/28/2010 12:37:20 AM   
Looking better for Wie with a 3-stroke lead half way through.

She also is demonstrating a lot of confidence, especially noteworthy after the second round.


Mark Simmons
Legend
 
# 8    8/29/2010 5:41:03 PM   
Well she pulled it off. A really solid final round, which was impressive considering she hasn't been there at this level (or any level in a LONG time). She's only 20, so maybe we'll look back in a year or two and see this as a watershed moment in her career.

She's also showing some signs of maturing as both a person. Most notable is the way the other LPGA players now view her. She's much more liked and supported by other players than she ever was prior to last year.


Pizutes
Professional Champion
 
# 9    8/30/2010 12:03:04 PM   
WIRE TO WIRE!!! 5th LPGA golfer this year to win while leading their tournament wire to wire! Good job Michelle!


Mark Simmons
Legend
 
# 10    9/1/2010 2:58:37 AM   

It's like how would you feel that your a good employee, your hard working, you do exactly what is expected, you follow the rules just like everyone else is suppose to and you earned that job promotion. One day, you walk into the office, you see a "NEW" face, someone you never even saw while you worked your butt off...

Now, they have been given the Job promotion that YOU worked so hard to get only to have it slip away...and handed off just because the person had connections!!!


Happened several times when the company I was with was acquired and the new parent company brought in 'their' management team, which obviously knew our business better than we did....the results were disastrous!

But I digress. Back to golf.


Robert Premeaux Jr.
Professional Champion
 
# 11    9/5/2010 12:41:12 AM   
I hated Wie and everything she stood for (which was being an overprivileged, spoiled, coddled sports/entertainment/celebrity brat) until I saw the end of that round. Seeing how happy she was and how much emotion she showed was hard for me not to appreciate.

They put her on tour when she came out, and she's had every advantage a golfer could have. But she had to do the winning last week, and she did it more or less wire-to-wire. That's impressive.