Friday, April 30, 2010

Battle of the Network (LPGA) Stars(' Commercials).... :(

Can't ad agencies come up with anything better than Michelle Wie using her driver as a texting device and Ai Miyazato turning into a remote control? Let's hope their duel at Tres Marias this weekend is more compelling than this dreck:

The way Wie sprays her driver, it's amazing her messages reached their targets, eh?

No comment.

Hey, but at least I can hope that onechan will get more into Ai-sama when she finds out she's into pink and likes cherry tomatos!

[Update 1 (11:03 pm): Although Hound Dog puts Ai-sama 1 shot worse than she actually did and fails to mention that both she and Wie came back to the field late in their rounds, his account is the best out there not authored by (BTW, nice hole-in-1 by Brittany Lincicome to enter the mix, too, but I can't see her keeping pace over the next 36 holes.)]

[Update 2 (11:20 pm): Check out the last 5 groups going out tomorrow:

Start Time: 11:19 AM
Song-Hee Kim
In-Kyung Kim
Irene Cho

Start Time: 11:30 AM
Karen Stupples
Lorena Ochoa
Maria Hjorth

Start Time: 11:41 AM
Stacy Lewis
Jeong Jang
Sarah Jane Smith

Start Time: 11:52 AM
Na Yeon Choi
Jee Young Lee
Kristy McPherson

Start Time: 12:03 PM
Michelle Wie
Brittany Lincicome
Ai Miyazato

I think you'll see most of the really low scores come earlier in the day. I'd love to see Morgan Pressel and Juli Inkster (8:14 am) and Mika Miyazato and Jane Park (9:19 am) push each other. Also looking for good rounds from those with LET connections like Amy Yang, Suzann Pettersen, and Anna Nordqvist....]

[Update 3 (11:27 pm): Bill Jempty has a funny response to Wie's lead, news about the LPGA doing its exhibition in Brazil for the 2nd straight year (this time in May), plus he takes the opportunity to rub my nose in Lincicome's fine play this week! What's not to love!]

[Update 4 (11:35 pm): Pretty funny how the only American reporter at Tres Marias, Beth Ann Baldry, teased "overly-dedicated LPGA fans" for following the live scoring, which got things wrong (as usual when the LPGA is out of the country). Normally I would have been one of those fans, but work is killing me like you wouldn't believe!]


The Florida Masochist said...


Where was I funny in my post?

I just Lincicome doesn't get a lot of respect.

If Wie wins this weekend how many columns can we expect next week describing the tournament as a passing of the torch and disgraceful at the same time because of the lack of television coverage? Four? Six?

The Florida Masochist said...


I relied on a Honolulu Advertiser written article for the Wie post. It was wrong, it had Wie finishing -13, when she finished -12. The article is now pulled, but I remember the Author's name- Bill Kwon. The article also had the wrong score for Miyazato. I should have caught all of this, and I was checking LPGA's scoreboard too.

Hound Dog said...

The LPGA board had Wie at -13 and Miyazato at -10 for at least an hour after the round was over. Evidently the Honolulu paper's deadline matched mine. I mentioned the "scoring changes" in my third-round recap.