Go Back   LPGA Golf Forum > LPGA Player Discussions > Specific LPGA Players > Karrie Webb

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2005, 11:55 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 47
Winning every year

Can Karrie win an LPGA tournament this year and make it 11 years in a row? She was looking good at the matchplay so lets hope this form keeps up. I'm picking her to win either the Evian or British Open as she has always played well at these 2 tournaments.
angela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2005, 11:10 AM   #2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Angela: Interesting perspective, I agree with you. It's been reported in print (somewhere) that she intends to request a waver of the minimum age requirement - I think at the end of this year. Could be wrong on that. She is an interesting story to follow. But she's not the ONLY thing happening in women's golf (as some would like to to believe).
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2005, 02:11 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
shortcake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 279
Anybody see this on the LPGA web page ? ...... seems to me that her ´stock´ right now is incredibilly high and there are millions of dollars of endorsement money just waiting there ...... think about it , Tiger was the highest earning athlete in the world last year.



´´-- Birdie Kim's dramatic win at the U.S. Women's Open -- and15-
Birdie Kim

year-old Michelle Wie's presence on the leaderboard -- helped Sunday'sfinal round get the highest overnight rating for the event since 1997.NBC earned a 3.2 rating with a 7 share for the tournament that Kim won witha chip-in birdie at the 18th hole, 68 percent higher than the 1.9 with a 5 share the network got for last's year tournament, won by Meg Mallon.

This year's Open had plenty of story lines to draw viewers, from the play of Wie -- who shot an 11-over 82 in the final round after being tied for the lead heading into Sunday -- to Annika Sorenstam's quest to win her third straight major of the season.

She finished nine shots behind Kim, and was over par in a 72-hole event for the first time in four years.Teenager amateurs Morgan Pressel and Brittany Lang were also impressive,tying for second at 5-over 289, two shots back of Kim. Overnight ratings measure the 55 largest TV markets in the United States, covering nearly 70 percent of the country. Each overnight rating point represents about 735,000 TV homes.´´
__________________
No Mulligans !
shortcake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 09:03 AM   #4
Carl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Absolutely - there are ten events yet this year and Karrie seems only to be getting better. Look at the post re Tournaments - and the interest in an International team event that would allow players from parts of the world other than just Europe. Many of us would like to see more of Karrie. She's quite a competitor.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 09:17 PM   #5
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I thought the pressure showed at the end of the second round. The longer she goes without making the cut or a victory on the LPGA the harder it will be on her. No one doubts her talent but she really is just one of many talented young players. I don't blame the guys if they are starting to get annoyed. It seems that all the tv coverage is about her. When players speak out both men and women they are jumped on by the press. When Juli Inkster gave her opinion before the US Open, one writer said no one was going to watch Juli and that she was jealous. Michelle Wie could only dream to acheive what Juli Inkster has. If the end goal is just to play on the PGA I think she sould stop getting all the exceptions, give them to someone who wants to be an LPGA player.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 47
When Karrie won the ANZ at the begining of the year I had high hopes for this season. So far it has not been good. She is starting to play well so hopefully she will win soon to make this a great Hall of Fame year.
angela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2005, 06:22 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 29
Hope Karrie wins an event on the LPGA Tour this year but something tells me her streak will be broken.. Here's hoping I am proven wrong.
Johnboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2005, 01:59 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
wiefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,489
Hi ya Angela, Carl and shortcake....I have just JOINED and I think my first ever post here should be in a Michelle Wie Folder....here is my opinion about what has been said so far in this thread....I don't buy this "Learning to win" theory....I put my faith in the "Learning to improve your golfing skills"....MW is still learning more and more different shots and she is not afraid to use them during "crunch" time....this will only help her to become a better golfer....right now she is just concerned with playing "consistent, steady golf"...she cannot control when anyone shoots light's out....granted she faltered in her 4th round of the US OPEN, and the 15th hole of the John Deere....but I am not a believer that if she had a "super resume" of AJGA golf with the "learning to win mentality", if this wouldn't have happen anyway....I think that missed putt on #7 at the US OPEN just deflated her and I think she will learn from this....other kids learn this on a small stage....MW just happens to play on a BIG stage for learning stuff....her double bogey on #15 was just one of those things that happens to EVERY golfer every once in awhile...one bad swing and you pay the price....would "learning to Win in AJGA events" have prevented this one bad swing....I don't think so....here is what I believe "in a nutshell"...Michelle is learning how to play good consistent golf....once she is in her confident comfort attitude, she will beat the golf course first....should this be enough to win, then so be it....if she doesn't win, there is nothing she can ever do about it, the MAIN thing is that she is happy about the way she played and she gave it her best effort....MW is striving to make her golf game the best that she can....the winning part is secondary...it will come eventually....

now about her playing under "pressure"....MW has played under pressure ever since she became a "media Magnet"...if you really think about it, she just might be one of the BEST pressure players outside of Annika....think about this....in MW's 19 rounds of LPGA golf in 2005....only ONE really bad round....the 82 at the US Open, otherwise her 74 in round two of the Kraft is her highest round....let's go back to 2004....in 28 rounds of LPGA golf...MW had a 77 at Safeway and a 76 at Evian, otherwise her highest round of golf was a 74 at SamSung.....now for her to keep on playing her other "around or below" par in her last 47 rounds of golf under MAGNIFIED MEDIA SCRUTINY....now wouldn't you consider this as an accomplishment as far as playing under pressure.....people talk about playing for Money as the criteria for defining under pressure....when MW turns professional....her financial life is set....she won't be playing tournaments thinking about the money....it will be the SAME as it is now....playing for money will NEVER be an issue for her....she will never play for food or rent money....she will play because she wants to win Tournaments

wowWIE.....I have gotten carried away here....sorry....my bad....anyway....I just thought I would let everyone know where I stood in this discussion.....everyone, please have a great day....by the way....Hi ya Angela (Banjo)....see ya
wiefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2005, 06:42 PM   #9
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hi Wiefan, You know we are going to have to stop meeting like this, people will start to talk. Well we have 2 big weeks coming up for both of our favorite players. I enjoy the British and Evian always a good test for the players. Is this Michelles 2nd or 3rd Evian? I know she has had experience with Curtis Cup on British courses so it will be good to she how she goes.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2005, 07:52 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
wiefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,489
Hi ya Angela...ahhh what a small world for people with the same type of interests....hee hee....anyway....this Evian will be Michelle's 2nd....her first one was the one in which she made a "fashion" statement with her designer outfit that outraged all of the old traditionalist people....good luck to Karrie this week....I think the "links" type of golf course will be fun for Michelle....it will show which of the shots are better....low and running or high and stopping....I think if the wind picks up, Michelle will do very very well...if it doesn't....then I think MW will have a lot of grinding to do....just my opinion....anyway....have a great day in Australia....see ya!!
wiefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.
Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.0
Copyright 2000 - 2009, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2 PL2

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!