Annika Sorenstam, arguably the most well-respected and well-known female golfer worldwide, questioned Michelle Wie's decision to tee-it-up with the big dogs on the PGA Tour and opting out of the Women's British Open qualifier.
According to the Globe & Mail: "I really don't know why Michelle continues to do this," Sorenstam told reporters at the British Open. "We have a major this week and, if you can't qualify for a major, I don't see any reason why you should play with the men. We all have different agendas in life."
Note to Annika: 'Sup Annika, point well taken, different agenda indeed... You see, firstly, the trip to Reno is much closer than Europe. I am guessing the appearance deal (if any) was fairly lucrative and with full Golf Channel coverage, Michelle can keep her sponsors smiling all weekend, giving them all the more reason to sip on some cognac. Lastly, she "continues" to do this because she wants to actually be the first female professional to actually make a cut on the PGA Tour.
Controversy (Michelle Wie) is good for the women's tour (and the men's tour:), it keeps fans and media on their toes. Wie gives us something to talk about while Tiger is resting and rehabilitating until 2009. I heard that he is starting to ride his exercise bike in 3 daily segments... Borrrrrrringggggg... I'd rather hear more Smack-Talk about Michelle... keep it comin'!