Ron Sirak on why Wie is the real deal

mulligan, 02 August 2006, Comments Off on Ron Sirak on why Wie is the real deal
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Wie’s tie for second with Laura Davies on Saturday at the Evian was her ninth consecutive top-five finish in an LPGA event, including her fourth-place finish at the Samsung World Championship last October after which she was disqualified for taking a bad drop. Even more remarkably, she has finished T-3, T-5 and T-3 in the first three LPGA majors of the year, and in her career has played in 11 majors, with six finishes in the top five. The closest she has come to winning was at the Kraft Nabisco Championship this year where she failed to get up-and-down from about 25 feet to get into a playoff with Webb and Lorena Ochoa.

Still, the numbers are indisputable. Wie’s combined finishes in the three majors this year add up to 11 (T-3 at the Kraft Nabisco, T-5 at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship and T-3 at the U.S. Women’s Open). The next best is Annika Sorenstam at 16 (6-9-1). Ochoa has a cumulated number of 31 (2-9-20), while Webb is at 40 (1-2-37), Juli Inkster is at 45 (5-34-6), and Se Ri Pak is at 49 (45-1-3). Also of note is the fact that Wie has yet to miss a cut in 11 majors — astonishing when you consider she played her first two when she was 13 years old. Only twice has she finished outside of the top 15.

More here from Golf World’s Ron Sirak.


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