It wont come easy for Wiesy


Michelle Wie couldn’t close the deal on Saturday, blowing a three-shot lead with eight holes to go and losing by three shots to Angela Stanford at the season-opening SBS Open in Hawaii. But should we have expected anything else? I’m not being hard on Michelle, it’s just that winning is extremely difficult out there, and Michelle hasn’t won for a very, very long time – since the 2003 USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links, to be exact. She’s going to have to learn how to win, and that’s something she will do in time (I think she’ll win several events by year’s end), but not before she goes through a few more growing pains like Saturday.
The good news is that Wie seems to have found a permanent home on the LPGA Tour, which can only help in her quest to get back in the winner’s circle. Her schedule in previous years put her in no position to do that. It was a joke. You’re not going to learn how to win playing in a PGA Tour or Nationwide Tour event where your goal is to shoot 2-under par and make the cut. It’s a whole different mindset for her now, because her focus is on winning, not being slightly above average. She’s definitely on the right track.