Michelle Wie and US Open…”I think I can win.”

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There’s little doubt that Michelle Wie has a ton of talent. And there’s little doubt that someday she will/could win the US Open (the Ladies that is :)). And of course, we all agree, that if you don’t believe you can win, you never will.

But come on people! This is not Munich – this is not a qualifying round – this is the big leagues and Michelle is in no way ready to contend in this year’s US Open.

Some people may think I’m not a Michelle Wie fan and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I believe this girl has more talent in her pinky than many players on the LPGA, but she’s just not ready for prime time.

Michelle needs to pay/play her dues and she needs to take baby steps to stardom. I don’t know where the pressure lies (she says it’s herself, but few of us believe that), but it’s time for Michelle to face the truth, play golf, finish school and keep silent. Let her clubs do the talking and eventually they’ll sing a new song for her.

It’s Friday morning and Michelle is lying 77th in the field at +7 after 12 holes – 13 strokes behind the leader who’s also just finished her 12th.

It’s time for Michelle to grow up and face reality. Confidence is great and it can turn a contender into a winner, but unrealistic expectations can kill a career.

Golfgal


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