She did it again.
Michelle Wie has chosen to skip an LPGA major this week to play with the boys. Annika Sorenstam, Helen Alfredsson and Paula Creamer are wondering why.
Wie has yet to win on the women's tour and has never made the cut on the PGA Tour.
Wie, who is managed by her parents, was listed in qualifying for the Women's
British Open at Sunningdale. But she pulled out and instead has a sponsor'sexemption for the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open at Reno, Nevada, according to the Associated Press. It is her eighth PGA Tour event.
This is annoying to golf fans and the LPGA. Sorenstam nad her peers have every right to wonder.
She needs to take this seriously. Wie no wins, either on the men's or women's tour to her credit and still has egg on her face from not signing her scorecard a couple of weekends ago in Chicago. Michelle is taking advice from her parents and some of that advice is bad.
"I feel kind of sad for her," Alfredsson said. "I think she's a very good person. I feel sad for the guidance that she seems to not have in the right direction. "She was so good a couple of years ago when she finished second a few times. I'm sure if you put yourself enough times in that position then you can deal with it, and I think it's how you become better. That's how you learn to win."
Hear that? It's Michelle's peers and golf fans telling her to grow up. Wie's got way too much talent and even I wouldn't want to take her on the golf course. I'm not suggesting in any way that she ignores your family heritage. I'm not even suggesting that she give up golf. Wie's parents may be wise people and this is not being disrespectful. But they're not the ones hitting the golf ball.
Even Sorenstam, the best women's golfer since Nancy Lopez, says that she needs to play with the girls and not the boys.
"I really don't know why Michelle continues to do this. We have a major this week and, if you can't qualify for a major, I don't see any reason why you should play with the men."
Win a couple of tournaments, preferably majors and without sponsor exemptions and Wie will get the message. Does Michelle Wie want her legacy to be remembered as one that made a mistake and fixed it or made a mistake and did nothing? She's got looks but right now, she's not using her brains.
She has the final say with regard to the path she wants to take.
To whom much is given, much will be asked.