Reader agrees with blogger on Michelle Wie`s `injury` at LPGA Tour`s Ginn Tribute

Released on = June 10, 2007, 5:30 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Reader: 88 rule, not bad wrist, drove Wie from LPGA\'s Ginn
Tribute. Readers speak out at

Press Release Body = The sad saga of Michelle Wie gets worse. There is no doubt that
she withdrew from the Ginn Tribute because of concern over reaching 88

Her overbearing father interfered in at least one situation that prompted both of
her playing partners to caution him about the rule that no golfer can get outside
advice or will face a two-stroke penalty. Her William Morris manager, Greg Nared,
was using a cell phone on the course to clarify the 88 rule when she got to 12 over.

Of course, no one is permitted to use a cell phone on the course during an LPGA or
PGA Tour event. Chris Higgs, the LPGA chief operations officer, had been talking
about the rule on 88 in the media tent. Higgs went out to the course and advised
Nared of its specifics.

Nared spoke with Michelle as she came off the 16th green knowing that bogey-bogey
would end her year on the LPGA. Suddenly the wrist became painful and the rest is

It is a sad situation, but B.J. Wie did this to his very talented child. It is hard
to see how she will ever recover to achieve the greatness that was expected. She has
lost the wonderful smile and joy of playing golf. Her pro contract is now a burden
that is crushing her in many ways ... but hey, B.J., enjoy the money .

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June 08, 2007
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