News & ToursFebruary 10, 2009

Just wondering...

Will an LPGA constituency that once seemed openly to disdain Michelle Wie be rooting for her to finally deliver on her potential now that she's a full-fledged member?

It should. Whatever other players might think of her, it's in the LPGA's best interests that she becomes a star, given the attention she brings generally and the influence she still wields in Asia. In a tough economy that threatens to undermine the LPGA, the tour would be appreciably better off with her in a starring turn than a supporting role.

The LPGA could use a transcendent star as a lure to help hook elusive sponsors. Her career missteps notwithstanding, Wie remains its best hope.

-- John Strege

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