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    Re: Michelle Wie Saga/Golf tips

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Neither did Tiger at her age.

    I think the competition is less stiff, but she's accomplished far more at 19 on the LPGA tour than he had on the PGA tour.
    Tiger was learning how to win at the amateur level when he was 19. Wie was never afforded that opportunity by her handlers. They set her up for early failure. The LPGA has seen a bunch of 18 and 19 year olds win in recent years ... 5 years ago who would have predicted that Wie would not yet be one of them. Now she gets to learn the hard way, by spitting the bit time and time again until she figures out what it takes to play under pressure and win in the final round.
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    Re: Michelle Wie Saga/Golf tips

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    Tiger was learning how to win at the amateur level when he was 19. Wie was never afforded that opportunity by her handlers. They set her up for early failure. The LPGA has seen a bunch of 18 and 19 year olds win in recent years ... 5 years ago who would have predicted that Wie would not yet be one of them. Now she gets to learn the hard way, by spitting the bit time and time again until she figures out what it takes to play under pressure and win in the final round.
    Phil also learned how to win at the amateur level and the college level. It took him years to learn how to win the big one. One stupid, stupid mistake in the US Open has set him back years. Ironically he hasn't competed in a major since his tank job at the US Open.

    Tiger just had that mental capacity and the desire to dominate that separates him from the rest of the pack. When Tiger is up he goes for the kill shot. When others are up they just try to hold on. Wie may be a great golfer she may just not have that "next level" that the greats had.

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    Re: Michelle Wie Saga/Golf tips

    She's 19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Phil also learned how to win at the amateur level and the college level. It took him years to learn how to win the big one.
    phil won a bunch of times from the moment he stepped on the tour, his not winning a major was different. It was due to his lack of course management(which is much more critical in a major championship), not his ability to perform under pressure.

    Wie will likely learn how to win and be a great LPGA player(as long as the tour survives) but she certainly wasn't handled very well.
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    Re: Michelle Wie Saga/Golf tips

    *Bump*

    Wie won her 2nd LPGA event today. Good for her. I'm happy for her. She's had some serious ups and downs over the past few years. It's nice to see people bounce back after tough times.
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    Re: Michelle Wie Saga/Golf tips

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    *Bump*

    Wie won her 2nd LPGA event today. Good for her. I'm happy for her. She's had some serious ups and downs over the past few years. It's nice to see people bounce back after tough times.
    Case study A of what happens with mommy and daddy are a little too inolved in the agent side of things (and playing against the men screwing up her swing). Good for her to perciver and to win.
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