Thursday, May 22, 2003

NEVER MIND ANNIKA: Michelle Wie wants to win it all:

[I]t's well-documented that Wie wants to compete on both men's and women's tours, with the ultimate goal of slipping on a green jacket at the Masters. "I would like to play in the Masters by winning either the U.S. Amateur or Public Links or by reaching the top world golf ranking," she said.

Lofty goals indeed. But not surprising to her father, B.J. "She also wants to be the first female to earn a PGA Tour card and become the truly number one player in the world," he said via e-mail. "Although these goals are very difficult to achieve, she seems to enjoy setting the highest standard and works really hard to reach that level. "

B.J. believes the Boise Open will be a good first step. "This opportunity will be a crucial stepping-stone for Michelle to experience what the PGA Tour feels like much in advance of her golf career. We want Michelle to take advantage of this opportunity to gain more experience from playing with PGA Tour members on one of the best golf courses in the country."

As Steve Sailer has suggested, if any woman is going to play at an equal level with men, it's going to be someone who has always played against men--like Wie.

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