“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.
Anyone who watched any of the action at the Solheim Cup witnessed the coming of age of Michelle Wie. Wie played astounding golf and finally met the huge expectations that have been heaped upon her for the last few years. Wie said, “It was definitely the highlight of my career.” Her play and her poise showed that she may have made a huge step in her maturity as a player and a young lady. Her play this week showed how dominant she can be when she plays her “A” game. Only Tiger Woods plays a similar game and Wie has the skills to be a dominant player in women’s golf. She chose the biggest stage in women’s international golf to stage her overdue coming out party. Wie’s performance is being recognized around the world as her breakout performance.
*** Nancy Armour in the Scotsman says that Wie was “freed up by the support of her teammates” and looks like she will finally deliver on her considerable promise.”
*** In the Telegraph, Mark Reason screams that Michelle’s parents must let her go and allow her to finally be herself. “Finally the parents let Michelle Wie go out of the house alone and she found a fabulous future.” Michelle Wie is now the biggest draw in women’s golf.
*** Karl MacGinty in the Belfast Telegraph thinks that Wie has finally found herself. “The girl who’d always seemed to be on the outside, plainly had found acceptance within.” “Wie was asked if she’d call this the best week of her life or the best golf. After a short pause, she smiled: ‘Both. This week has given me a great confidence boost.’
*** In the London Times, Peter Dixon says this is the week that “Wie came of age.” He believes that she is ready to win tournaments, plenty of tournaments. Dixon thinks that this week,”she was finally accepted by her peers and feted for an outstanding talent that some had even questioned.”