Strange Brouhaha

Friday, July 08, 2005

Go, Michelle!

Yes, yes, too young, blah blah blah blah blah. I agree already. Having said that, the latest leaderboard for the John Deere Classic shows Michelle Wie at -3 for the day, -4 overall, and is projecting the cut for the weekend at -3. If she holds steady, she will be the first female to make the weekend cut at a male PGA event since Babe Didrikson. Or Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Or whatever. Sixty years ago.

She. Is. Fifteen.

And if she finishes as the highest non-exempt player in the field, she qualifies for the British Open regardless of whether she makes the cut.

I'll cheer for her the same way I cheer for Tiger Woods: shake 'em up. Shake 'em out of their comfort zone. Go! Go! Go!

Update: She tanked two holes, double-bogey followed by a bogey, to put away her chances at making the cut (she went par-par on the last two holes to finish at one under). Too bad. Still, she'll be back. And she beat a lot of guys. Remember, she's fifteen: the mistakes she made were reasonable ones for any amateur to make--and she's learning.


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