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Michelle Wie Wows In Purple Dress, Disappoints On Scoreboard

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Michelle Wie had a lot of people talking on the LPGA Tour this weekend. Unfortunately, it wasn’t about her stellar play. The LPGA golfer shot a 66 on Thursday and had many golf fans wondering if she would win her first U.S. Women’s Open Championship. By the end of the weekend, however, all golf fans could say was, ‘Wow, Michelle Wie looked great in that purple dress.”

After her 66 Wie went on to shoot a 78 and an 80 and dropped to 35th on the leaderboard, 17 strokes behind the U.S. Women’s Open Champion, Na Yeon Choi.

But the weekend wasn’t a total loss for Wie.

The LPGA golfer saw a lot of success early on her career (she made her LPGA debut at age 12) but she hasn’t seen much success recently. Her round of 66 reminded Wie that she has what it takes to compete at the professional level.

Wie said:

“It was one of the most frustrating rounds for me… There are some things I need to work on, but at the same time this week was a definite confidence-booster for me… Being up there in contention kind of got my juices flowing and kind of made me want it more. I felt what it was like again.”

According to Golf Digest, Wie’s T-35 was a pretty good result considering her history the last few years. In 2006, Wie scored her best result at the U.S. Women’s Open by finishing T-3 at the age of 16. Since then, however, she’s missed the cut twice, did not qualify one year, had a withdrawal, and finished T-55 last year.

But hey, Michelle Wie looks fantastic in a purple dress.

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After shooting a 66, Wie said:

“I don’t know if anyone gave up on me or not. I’m sure some did and some didn’t. But I never gave up on myself, and today was a good reminder to myself what I can do and I still have it.”

Do you think Michelle Wie will ever win the U.S. Women’s Open Championship? The LPGA star is only 22-years-old so she’ll have a few more attempts over the course of her career.

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33 Responses to “Michelle Wie Wows In Purple Dress, Disappoints On Scoreboard”

  1. Tom Glass

    Her father set her up for failure when he foolishly tried to compete in the PGA. She never recovered from bad experience.

  2. Anonymous

    maybe the Korean golfer's could take a fashion page out her book instead of wearing sleeves on 100 degree days!

  3. Glenn Vaudreuil

    She really needs to improve in her putting, she had only 23 putts when she shot a 66. But she definitely looked great in purple dress! She can do it but is she willing to put the work in to accomplish? Not sure!

  4. Sara Schrank

    She did NOT wear that purple dress in any of the four championship rounds at the 2012 US Women's Open! (I was there.)

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  6. Anonymous

    She is rich now so what difference does it make if she wins or loses. Maybe in 5 years and 50 million dollars later, everybody will get a chance to see Wie win her first major, on Nintendo.

  7. Gwendolyn Hawkins

    Any article I have come across for this young lady has always indicated that she is not a good golfer. Somebody likes her a lot. By the way, she looks pretty average to me. gxh2

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  9. Douglas L. Hom

    She never learned how to win, even with her then "A" game. She's certainly not going to win with her "B" game. Michelle doesn't have the "hunger" for success that other golfers have. Her career / desire "arc" may have already peaked. Her ability and potential certainly are still off the charts but golf is a hard game. One of the greatest players in history (Tiger) struggles with consistency and he works all the time on his game. Michelle should talk to Jack Nicklaus to see how he kept his life in balance but managed to be the greatest golfer of all time (sorry to Tiger advocators but Jack not only had 18 Major WINS but also 19 Major Runner-ups… a paragon of consistency in the highest pressure tournaments on the tour).

  10. Douglas L. Hom

    Agree. Winning is not only talent but also a specific LEARNED SKILL. Finishing in the top 10 or 20 can be a matter of pure talent but actually WINNING takes experience with staying on top or overcoming a deficit, esp. in golf. Look at Tiger. In his prime NO ONE ever managed to hold a lead the way that he did BUT he has rarely, if ever, come from a significant deficit to charge to a win on the final day. That is a learned skill also and one that Tiger has yet to master. Despite Arnie's rep for it, Jack Nicklaus was probably the best at winning from behind on the last day, just never received credit for it.

  11. Douglas L. Hom

    Not sure she is a "joke," but she has yet to learn and do what it takes to be a winner … including working hard enough. She works hard but has yet to learn where best to put her efforts in a meaningful way that will result in better consistency as well as in winning.

  12. Douglas L. Hom

    In a way, Michelle is a "victim" of her own success. Her success and notoriety at such a young age also painted a target on her back. Young girls also started to pound out drives to distances previously unheard of in women's golf (Yani Tseng for example). The South Koreans, the complete epitome of hard workers, now had another skill to target. There is simply no easy way for simple talent to overcome hard work in golf… too many areas to score that extra stroke per round. Since winners have to have good skill sets in areas ranging from finesse to strength and have the mental and emotional equanimity to handle bad breaks or other players' sudden attack, it is rare to be that good and certainly that good at the same time.

  13. Douglas L. Hom

    In a way, Michelle is a "victim" of her own success. Her success and notoriety at such a young age also painted a target on her back. Young girls also started to pound out drives to distances previously unheard of in women's golf (Yani Tseng for example). The South Koreans, the complete epitome of hard workers, now had another skill to target. There is simply no easy way for simple talent to overcome hard work in golf… too many areas to score that extra stroke per round. Since winners have to have good skill sets in areas ranging from finesse to strength and have the mental and emotional equanimity to handle bad breaks or other players' sudden attack, it is rare to be that good and certainly that good at the same time.

  14. Anonymous

    michellle wie is classy and wonderfull and fun and hot.
    simple as that!
    don't be jelly.

  15. Anonymous

    when she wears the purple she looks like a Viking!
    go Michelle go Win!
    always cheering for you!

  16. Anonymous

    obviously she wore that outfit there is a photo. if we are to believe photos and such

  17. Anonymous

    also we didn't land on the moon? ok fine it didn't happen and she didn't wear a purple outfitl. get over your self geepers

  18. Anonymous

    oooh me with a fade away jumper for three with facts, Boom game! Winner! you can't beat that! Yes at the buzzer three

  19. Anonymous

    also she is a fun and classy type person for commercials for cars and such. I think she is about a rare sportsperson that i can look up to. I find that she is just a solid person and that is completely rare amongst celebrities. Most sports people are (percieved) to be on drugs (gosh forbid the should enhance their performance) or are stupid (dating tiger woods , lindsay vonn, dumb bitch) All we should do is cheer for michelle. whether the outfit is purple or orange or gray or what ever. She is about the only sports figure that is good.

  20. Jordan DeRoulet

    Douglas L. Hom – OMG, STFU. We don't see you swinging a club on TV, EVER!
    ASSWIPE!