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'Prove yourself on the...course, not in the press room'

March 09, 2010

Laura Davies winced when told that Alexis Thompson, 15, said she felt she could win the Women's Australian Open this week.

"You prove yourself on the golf course, not in the press room," Davies, the defending champion, told the Australian. "Good luck to her."

It's a timely reminder that, as Thompson apparently contemplates turning professional before she's old enough to drive, even prodigies aren't cut any slack in professional golf, as Michelle Wie might attest.

-- John Strege