My latest National Post column is online here, though I can’t say I’m [photopress:wie_1_2_3.jpg,full,alignright]thrilled that some editor took out the word “obfuscate” in reference to Wie’s new tendency to either deny previous remarks or say “she can’t recall.” I can’t always remember the groceries, but I’ve got 19 years on the poor girl. At this rate she’ll have no memory by the time she hits 36!
Here’s a taste:
It is official: Michelle Wie, the remarkably talented teen golfing sensation, and her handlers have lost the plot.
Once heralded as the female version of Tiger Woods, it now appears she is headed for obscurity if her career isn’t righted by someone with a vision for her future. Wie’s career doesn’t appear to be one designed for longevity –it looks like one created to satisfy sponsors and television, regardless of the consequences on her game or her psyche.
The latest chapter in the increasingly ugly saga occurred on Thursday at the Ginn Classic when the teen pulled out of the tournament 16 holes into her round in which she had shot 14-over par.