Playing the Sony Open for the fourth straight
year, Wie hit into the water twice, the bunker twice, clipped two palm
trees and didn't hit a fairway until the 15th hole. Headed for her
worst score ever, the 17-year-old kept battling and played the back
nine in even par for a 78.
That's one stroke better than her opening round a year ago at Waialae.
But it still leaves her chances of making the cut about the same as the second round being postponed by snow.
This continues her string of failures in qualifiers, finishing either dead last or second to last in all last year's events. This one looks to be a bit worse, as a younger (and much shorter) teenager is doing much better.
"The best score by a Hawaii teen belonged to 16-year-old Tadd Fujikawa,
one year younger and a foot shorter than Wie. Fujikawa, who qualified
for the U.S. Open last year, opened with a 1-over 71 at Waialae."
Schooled by a short 16-year-old Japanese American punk; will Korean pride ever recover?
Now some of you may question why I gloat over Michelle Wie's dramatic failures. To tell the truth, I had never had anything against Michelle Wie until her father opened up his mouth to Korean reporters about how 'the only thing American about Michelle Wie is her passport'. He basically played the Korean nationalism card to get some sweet advertising contracts for his daughter and did his little part to set back Korean-American relations in the States just that much further. Honestly, if Korean-Americans are to become fully accepted into American society (as most should be), idiots like this need to shut up and keep their nationalism (and implied racism) to themselves. I can't imagine Robert Holley being able to say 'the only thing Korean about me is my passport' and getting away with it in Korea, and neither should this clown be able to do the same.
So, for the sins of the father, I will relish each dramatic loss my Michelle as she continues to compete with the men (solely for marketing purposes). Let her first actually win a few women's competitions and build up her skills before she wastes everyone's time competing against the men. Someday she might deserve to be there, but until then, she should stop embarrassing herself.
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Bonus: Move the mouse over her boobs and see what pops up. On the screen, I mean.
All chick photos should have this feature.
Posted by: nobody | January 12, 2007 at 08:30 AM
In this day and age, the separation of men and women in sports competition strikes me as silly. People who want to ignore biological realities should be allowed to compete together, I say.
While I'm at it: I advocate the elimination of weight classes, too.
Kevin "There Can Be Only One" Kim
Posted by: Kevin Kim | January 13, 2007 at 07:43 AM
Even if this occurs, Kevin will always remain the undisputed champion at cat bowling.
Posted by: Rhesus | January 14, 2007 at 12:01 PM
I agree with all of your points, but at the same time, I might say the same things as her father if it meant I would have many more millions of dollars to add to my bank account (notice I say my, because there is now way pops is nice enough to give it all to her. He will have some screwed up Korean logic of all mine will be hers, so I might as well have control of it right now).
Posted by: koreaspondent | January 14, 2007 at 08:35 PM
Nice blog facelift!
Too much Corean Pryde is bad for the stomach; just like KimChi
Posted by: Mark Milton | January 15, 2007 at 08:34 PM
"I can't imagine Robert Holley being able to say 'the only thing Korean about me is my passport' and getting away with it in Korea,"
Really? I can imagine him saying it, and Koreans nodding in agreement with him.
Posted by: Hugh | January 16, 2007 at 07:55 PM
It has always amazed me how Korea and Koreans can raise an absolute nobody, like Michele Wie, into Godlike Stardom without that person ever actually accomplishing anything but being cute.
Posted by: kimchipig | January 18, 2007 at 08:03 PM
Koreans generally want it both ways. Whilst honouring the 5000 years of culture etc etc and thrusting every artefact of absolutely no interest at all under our noses,they also revere the USA and aspire to that ideal.
The sad reality is that the ones that make it there just turn their backs on the homeland as the Samsung crowd turn their backs on old school mates. Despite what certain sources will have us believe - Korean 'collective' consciousness only really applies in a 'fair weather friend' context.
Koreans are a very selfish breed with a good deal of ambition coupled with self-loathing and an overwhelming sense of inferiority which displays itself as an overwhelming attitude of completely unfounded superiority - and that's just the Kindergaarten students.
Oh well - it's great to see them overseas huddled in groups without the comfort blankets afforded to them by the family and years of the likes of President / Father Park mk 1 /2 etc.
Yes guys when you leave this place - you too are way-gooks but unlike us - you haven't got a fuckin clue!
Posted by: Leone | January 20, 2007 at 06:21 AM
Sometimes Koreans overcompensate their Corean pryde by making up fake history, promoting racism against non-Koreans, and hyping achievements such as Dr Hwang's faked cloning, etc.
Ironically, this type of KCrean pryde is actually fueling anti-Korean sentiment. Japan doesn't need to work that hard in promoting anti-Korean sentiment at the rate Corean Pryde is achieving.
Posted by: Mark Milton | January 20, 2007 at 10:47 PM