Another Tough Week for Michelle Wie

It was another tough week for Michelle Wie and after two dreadful rounds, she missed the cut again and will not be playing in Texas this weekend. Michelle ended up at +6, four strokes away from the proposed cut. She hasn’t played the weekend since the ANA Inspiration.

Round 2 was cut short because of weather and play was suspended. It will resume at 7:30am in the morning before Round 3.

Fans of Michelle can’t believe this is happening to her. She seems to be injury-free and swinging freely. Her drives are out there and she gets on the green in regulation but when it comes to putting, she can’t seem to find the line. I know it is getting used to the new putting technique but I wished she did not add Jack Nicklaus’ scrunched up style to her tabletop setup. She used to putt better.

No wonder why Michelle is not as friendly as before. As a fan, I forgive her for telling me that she has no time for a picture with her. And as far as an autograph is concerned, I’ll just dust off an old program with her signature on it. I hope you will get better Michelle. Smile – life is not so bad.

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Cutting the Fun Out

DSCN8924.JPGA lot of LPGA players find themselves touring the locale when they get cut from a tournament. After Yani Tseng played two dismal rounds, she exited the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at +10. Almost a day after, she met up with friends in San Francisco and toured the city. She was having a great time at Union Square with best friends yesterday which is fine if she needed a break. But missing the cut meant that her game still needs fixing.

Even on the range, Yani seemed distant. She didn’t want to hit balls and she wasn’t in love with the routine that LPGA players go through when they prepare for a tournament. She needs to embrace the pro circuit and her participation in the tour. Forget playing tourist and get to work Yani!

Stop! In the name of P.K. Krongaphan

Screenshot 2016-04-24 at 10.41.08 AM.pngAs a LPGA fan, I love taking pictures of LPGA players on practice days and on pro-am. I don’t even bring a camera on tournament rounds because cameras are not allowed.

At the last tournament that I attended, I was annoyed at fans using their smartphone to take pictures. When they say cameras are not allowed; they mean all cameras including the one in our smartphones.

After round 2 at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, P.K. Kongkraphan missed the cut and decided to stay around the range to work out alignment issues. A fan was about to take her picture and she held her hand up when she saw the smartphone was aimed at her. No pictures meant no pictures anywhere, on the course or on the range. Please be considerate to LPGA players in the future.