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Congratulations to Michelle for being selected as a co-captain at the Solheim Cup.  Very deserving and she will bring lots of good energy to the team.

https://www.golfchannel.com/news/shifted-priorities-michelle-wie-west-named-solheim-cup-assistant-captain

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It's a shame she has potentially played her last competitive round. If you would have told somebody 10 years ago she was going to have the career she's had, they wouldn't have believed you.

I wonder if she's going to become a cautionary tale to all these parents who have their kids "specialize" in golf at a young age, and play what probably amounts to too much. Lots of wrist and ankle injuries that could potentially be related. Lots of studies show that multi-sport athletes have less injury concerns then those who specialize. I know parents want their kids to get scholarships and become pro athletes, but there are definitely side effects.

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14 minutes ago, newballcoach said:

It's a shame she has potentially played her last competitive round. If you would have told somebody 10 years ago she was going to have the career she's had, they wouldn't have believed you.

I wonder if she's going to become a cautionary tale to all these parents who have their kids "specialize" in golf at a young age, and play what probably amounts to too much. Lots of wrist and ankle injuries that could potentially be related. Lots of studies show that multi-sport athletes have less injury concerns then those who specialize. I know parents want their kids to get scholarships and become pro athletes, but there are definitely side effects.

I don't know, she won $6M in prize money and probably earned another $20M in endorsements -- I'd say that's a pretty huge accomplishment for a 30-year old LPGA athlete. Side effect is that she is now a proud mother herself and is still endorsed by Nike and getting opportunities to rep her country? Don't know how much more proud of her I could be if I were her father, and definitely wouldn't use her as a cautionary tale. I bet if you gave her 100 chances to relive her life, she wouldn't change a single thing.

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21 minutes ago, newballcoach said:

It's a shame she has potentially played her last competitive round. If you would have told somebody 10 years ago she was going to have the career she's had, they wouldn't have believed you.

I wonder if she's going to become a cautionary tale to all these parents who have their kids "specialize" in golf at a young age, and play what probably amounts to too much. Lots of wrist and ankle injuries that could potentially be related. Lots of studies show that multi-sport athletes have less injury concerns then those who specialize. I know parents want their kids to get scholarships and become pro athletes, but there are definitely side effects.

Only reason she possibly has played her last competitive round (And I don't believe she has) is if she is choosing too since she now has her first child and has said she hopes to have more. 

Even if you are right I don't believe she will be a "cautionary tale" because she still had a highly successful career and she has also talked about how much she appreciated her parents pushing her and even was quoted saying " I owe them everything" after winning the 2014 US Open. 

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9 minutes ago, yungkory said:

I don't know, she won $6M in prize money and probably earned another $20M in endorsements -- I'd say that's a pretty huge accomplishment for a 30-year old LPGA athlete. Side effect is that she is now a proud mother herself and is still endorsed by Nike and getting opportunities to rep her country? Don't know how much more proud of her I could be if I were her father, and definitely wouldn't use her as a cautionary tale. I bet if you gave her 100 chances to relive her life, she wouldn't change a single thing.

Spot on here Kory. 

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11 hours ago, newballcoach said:

It's a shame she has potentially played her last competitive round. If you would have told somebody 10 years ago she was going to have the career she's had, they wouldn't have believed you.

I wonder if she's going to become a cautionary tale to all these parents who have their kids "specialize" in golf at a young age, and play what probably amounts to too much. Lots of wrist and ankle injuries that could potentially be related. Lots of studies show that multi-sport athletes have less injury concerns then those who specialize. I know parents want their kids to get scholarships and become pro athletes, but there are definitely side effects.

Was it that she specialized or that her parents had her competing at a higher level than she was ready for by getting her into mens events and then having her turn pro at an early age instead of going to college.

She was also unfortunately struck by constant injury which nobody can predict will happen to anyone. She also chose to go to collies at Stanford during her peak years which limited her ability to prep and play at a high level. 
 

If anything related or her is a cautionary tale is that parents can be too controlling and have their interests more in mind than their kids. Lydia Ko is another example of parents interference can lead to a drop off on the course 

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17 hours ago, newballcoach said:

It's a shame she has potentially played her last competitive round. If you would have told somebody 10 years ago she was going to have the career she's had, they wouldn't have believed you.

I wonder if she's going to become a cautionary tale to all these parents who have their kids "specialize" in golf at a young age, and play what probably amounts to too much. Lots of wrist and ankle injuries that could potentially be related. Lots of studies show that multi-sport athletes have less injury concerns then those who specialize. I know parents want their kids to get scholarships and become pro athletes, but there are definitely side effects.

There is a chance she could end up a player coach... that was discussed in the post announcement interview.  I'm amazed her back has held out as long as it has 🙂.

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My understanding is that Michelle Wie has always been incredibly steep on the ball which is at least part of the reason for her injuries. Whether it was her parents or someone else, I'd say the blame rests on whoever thought that would be okay long-term. It makes her an incredible ball striker, but there are plenty of great ball strikers who come in shallow.

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I don't know, she won $6M in prize money and probably earned another $20M in endorsements -- I'd say that's a pretty huge accomplishment for a 30-year old LPGA athlete. Side effect is that she is now a proud mother herself and is still endorsed by Nike and getting opportunities to rep her country? Don't know how much more proud of her I could be if I were her father, and definitely wouldn't use her as a cautionary tale. I bet if you gave her 100 chances to relive her life, she wouldn't change a single thing.

No matter what I think we all wish her well. Hard to believe she’s only 30, seems she’s been around forever.


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No matter what I think we all wish her well. Hard to believe she’s only 30, seems she’s been around forever.


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I remember seeing her when I was in high school and she was still a junior golfer. She's been a badass golfer for a loooong time!

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