She’s still in high school and isn’t playing a full schedule. Therefore, any and all moronic blatherings about “disappointment” and “not playing to her potential” have absolutely no merit and should be completley disregarded.
Can’t play with the big boys? Hasn’t proven anything yet? What-freakin’-ever. If she still hasn’t won anything at 30, maybe I’ll be a bit concerned. Getting on a high schooler’s case about not winning an LPGA tournament is like harping on a college basketball prospect for not having any NBA rings.
Good lord. Doesn’t anyone at all remember what it was like to be 16? The constant pressure from virtually every aspect of life, all the changes, all the commitments, all the strange new rules. And she’s not only making cuts, she’s getting top 5 finishes. Don’t start that “winning is everything” garbage with me. The measure of a champion is how he (or she) does the rest of the time. There’s a reason nobody’s talked about Ian Baker-Finch in ages. She recently finished tied for third…third…in one of the toughest tournaments in the world. I don’t care whose side your on, that’s pretty phenomenal.
I suppose I could rip on the various parts of her game that need improvement, but I always remember that she’s, oh, still in high school and not playing a full schedule yet, and she has all the time in the world to work on her game, and I could barely deal with a pep rally when I was 16, much less one of the four most important golf tournaments in the whole bleedin’ world, and as far as I’m concerned, anyone at all who feels the need to tear her down for any reason has absolutely no damn life whatsoever.
No. No argument. Not this time. Screw it. I’m getting nauseous just writing this post.
(Just to keep this in perspective, I can’t stand all the hype, either. For the same reasons.)