After seeing photos and television coverage of Michelle Wie [photopress:wie.jpg,full,alignright]collapsing on the golf course yesterday, I wonder if it is time someone raised the issue of the amount of pressure being placed on a 16-year-old. Frankly, the shots of her being taken away in an ambulance were a touch frightening. Why have few spoken up and said “enough.” No one else was passing out on the golf course, despite the heat, which makes me wonder whether a combination of overwork and travel is finally catching up to Wie. How about letting her have a few weeks off? What about just letting her hang at the mall with her friends? What is wrong with her parents?
Media coverage seems to be picking up on the fact she’s been pushed too hard:
Wie has had a hectic schedule recently, playing her third straight week and fifth event in 5 1/2 weeks.
The full account of Wie’s saga is here.