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BAMAPHIN 22
08-08-2006, 11:44 PM
Michelle Wie didn't make it through her first year as a professional without firing her caddie, getting rid of Greg Johnston after a tie for 26th in the Women's British Open.

Johnston began working for the 16-year-old from Hawaii when she made her pro debut last October in the Samsung World Championship, where Wie was disqualified over an illegal drop in the third round.

Wie had finished no worse than a tie for fifth in her first six LPGA Tour events this year, including three majors. She failed to break par in any of her four rounds at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and the tie for 26th was her worst finish on the LPGA Tour in two years.

A public relations (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=public%20relations) firm in New York released a statement from the family that said Johnson's departure "comes as part of Michelle's maturation as a golfer, part of which is learning from many different bright golf minds."

Johnston said he had dinner Sunday night with Ross Berlin, Wie's agent. The next morning at the gate in the Manchester airport, Berlin told him he had been fired.

"I was shocked and surprised," Johnston said. "I was disappointed I didn't hear from them."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/golf/08/08/wie.caddy.ap/index.html

Roman529
08-09-2006, 03:50 AM
Sounds like an excuse for Michelle's poor play...blame it on the caddie. :rolleyes2

Martel
08-09-2006, 05:42 AM
I am so tired of hearing about Michelle Wie. I wish she would retire already and she's only 16.

finfansince72
08-09-2006, 09:04 AM
Can we please establish a rule, perhaps make it a law that ESPN and other sports outlets have to wait for someone to win something before reporting on every aspect of their lives. Wie is great for a kid, but shes not even close to the best woman golfer out there and her presence dominates the tour. Its sad that womens golf is so desperate for someone to be a star that they have to pin their hopes on a child like this. I'll win a PGA Mens Tour event before she will.

Rocky Raccoon
08-09-2006, 03:39 PM
quite possibly my worst nightmare...getting fired by a 16 year old girl.

Martel
08-09-2006, 07:47 PM
Can we please establish a rule, perhaps make it a law that ESPN and other sports outlets have to wait for someone to win something before reporting on every aspect of their lives. Wie is great for a kid, but shes not even close to the best woman golfer out there and her presence dominates the tour. Its sad that womens golf is so desperate for someone to be a star that they have to pin their hopes on a child like this. I'll win a PGA Mens Tour event before she will.

I agree with you like always.

Dors156
08-10-2006, 12:47 AM
Sounds like an excuse for Michelle's poor play...blame it on the caddie. :rolleyes2

yea thats what it sounds like to me

Kdawg954
08-10-2006, 04:01 AM
I'm tired of hearing how Wie and Freddy Adu are "underachieving" . . they are both kids man. Wie is going to be a dominant force on the tour one day, but geez man get off her nuts, did people think she was just gonna come on tour and dominate everybody, she has absolutely nothing on Sorenstam and I even think the other young Florida girl (can't remember her name) who was second in the Women's US Open is better than Wie, but Wie has tons of potential . . but I agree in wishing they would stop talking about this girl so much. They had a poll on ESPN saying who are u tired of hearing about and it had Bonds, T.O., Landis, Ricky Williams and Clarett on there, hell I thougth Wie shoulda been there also.

phinphan896
08-10-2006, 09:53 AM
She needs to start winning and stop complaining

ricky williams
08-10-2006, 02:40 PM
i would be her new caddie. my 1st job would be to get her to relax. i could give her some swidish messages and then she could sit on my face.

Dors156
08-10-2006, 06:40 PM
I'm tired of hearing how Wie and Freddy Adu are "underachieving" . . they are both kids man. Wie is going to be a dominant force on the tour one day, but geez man get off her nuts, did people think she was just gonna come on tour and dominate everybody, she has absolutely nothing on Sorenstam and I even think the other young Florida girl (can't remember her name) who was second in the Women's US Open is better than Wie, but Wie has tons of potential . . but I agree in wishing they would stop talking about this girl so much. They had a poll on ESPN saying who are u tired of hearing about and it had Bonds, T.O., Landis, Ricky Williams and Clarett on there, hell I thougth Wie shoulda been there also.


i know i hate when they say that.how old is adu

King Felix
08-10-2006, 07:17 PM
i know i hate when they say that.how old is adu16 i think

Rocky Raccoon
08-10-2006, 07:19 PM
16 i think
just turned 17. Born 6/2/89

Dors156
08-10-2006, 07:21 PM
just turned 17. Born 6/2/89


17:eek: wow


and everyone expects him to be unbelievable at that age.hes way to good for his age :nono:

BDC87
08-10-2006, 07:27 PM
Blame the Caddie, LOL. She needs to fire her PR officer.