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Since there isn't an all-purpose women's golf thread ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PeteyPirate, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Michelle Wie is tied for the lead on the back nine of the U.S. Women's Open.

    If she wins, will it then be considered more acceptable for her to attempt to qualify for the open (read: men's) events?
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    What does Ben Wright think of her rack?
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I guess my question would be: Why is the default expectation for her to find some success in the women's ranks before attempting the PGA et al? If she were a man struggling to make the cut on the PGA or a 16-year-old boy getting sponsors' exemptions because of the media hype, would people be as critical of her?
  4. Fly

    Fly Well-Known Member

    Doesn't get in the way yet.
  5. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I will try to reinterpret your comment about her participation in men's tournaments as "a complete waste of time."
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Why should she have to prove herself in women's tournaments first?
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Never mind, Junkie. He's just convinced that women should never compete with men in any way, in a golf tournament, for a job, etc. He has his jackass hat on this week.
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    If she aspires to be the best, then I think the question would be: Why wouldn't she want to play against people who hit the ball 100 yards farther and who play on courses with nearly 1,000 extra yards that her female competition? There are plenty of men who have and will toil in obscurity trying to make it on tour. I don't see you putting them down for trying.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Good luck folks. The hat fits quite snugly on his head.

    Why, he doesn't even think closers are real pitchers!  :D  ;D  ;D  :D


  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Which I don't think you'll be getting anytime soon.
  11. PTOWN

    PTOWN Member

    I agree that Wie should not be playing men's events, not becuase she is a woman or isn't good enough, but because she is being invited simply to put money in the pockets of sponsors and the PGA. But in all reality she isn't good enough to play agaisnt the men, few women are. Men are better at sports. To their credit, women are better at most everything else. I hope that is taken as a compliment by female board members.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Why, are you receiving while posting?
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