Commentary - Four-year-old Sydney Serio gets her moment with Michelle Wie
Released on = June 8, 2007, 11:45 am
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Michelle Wie, LPGA Championship, David Leadbetter, B.J. Wie
Press Release Body = Chris Baldwin, Senior Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - A long afternoon stretched into evening, as Michelle Wie battled like she never battled before on a golf course.
That 17-year-old diva who thinks she\'s above everything transformed into a stubborn, determined fringe player who only wants to get another round, another chance right before our eyes. For at least one day.
When it was over, Wie just wanted to collapse into the plush leather seats of her courtesy SUV. The clock read well after 8 p.m., darkness was rapidly approaching at Bulle Rock and Wie\'s entourage of seven prepared to whisk her away from LPGA Championship grounds.
Right past a small group of diehard fans who\'d largely waited five and a half hours for this moment, through their dinners and their lives too. Including a four-year-old local girl named Sydney Serio, brought here by her policeman father, Scott Serio.
A little girl who was about to burst into tears, according to her dad, when Wie wearily said, \"I\'m not signing.\"
That\'s when B.J. Wie stepped in and started motioning like one of those guys who directs aircraft carrier F-16 landings, saying, \"Sign, sign, sign.\"
Michelle\'s dad was close again and to some that\'s supposed to be a bad thing, one of the criticisms leveled by Wie\'s playing partner Alena Sharp after that disastrous, shameful Ginn Tribute withdrawal.
Only this time, B.J. Wie stepped in and did some good.
Michelle Wie stopped and signed Thursday night, gave the fans the five minutes they deserved. She left little Sydney Serio beaming and in possession of Wie\'s golf glove.
\"That could have been ugly,\" Scott Serio said, walking away toward his car, as Wie walked into her entourage bubble. \"I would have had a crying 4-year-old on my hand who thought I was a bad dad because I couldn\'t get her a Michelle Wie writing
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June 08, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.