The Loop

Wie is WD Again

__"I don't know what the wrist is thinking or doing everyday...." Michelle Wie __

Michelle Wie describes it as work in progress, this troublesome left wrist of hers, which is a good way to describe her golf game, her career and her 17-year-old life. While it's easy to have an opinion—your letters have been 2/3 to 1/3 critical—it's hard to know what's really going on. Hard, because getting information out of Wie is like, well, talking to a teenager. Here's a segment of yesterday's Q&A after her 9th-hole withdrawl: __


__Q. You say you're not sure or whether, but yet you say you make your own decisions, are you going to see different doctors, same doctors? MICHELLE WIE: Obviously, right now we haven't really contacted anyone, so I don't know who I'm going to see. I'm definitely going to see the same people that I've been seeing and I want to take some time and just to think about it and definitely to work on it.


__Q. Which doctors? What was their advice before? MICHELLE WIE: They said that the bones have healed, I have little ongoing problems with a little bit there, but it's still a work in progress. He said I just have to trust in it and just to really believe that it's going to get better. But he said that I'm going to have some good days and bad days.


__Q. Is it an ache, how would you describe what the feeling is like? MICHELLE WIE: Definitely enough pain to bring tears to my eyes. It was hard to do that for me, but it wasn't fun. It was not a great feeling.


Q. You woke up with it, did you sleep on it or something? Did it hurt after any practice yesterday? Anything like that? MICHELLE WIE: No, it was okay. I don't know what the wrist is thinking or doing every day, I mean, you know, it's just sometimes it acts up and some days it is okay. But just definitely just going to keep my head up and just think good thoughts because hopefully I didn't do any damage to it, but it's still a work in progress, it's just going to get better and better. [#image: /photos/55ad959fadd713143b434c44]|||Lpga_1014wie1_2|||

Our Ron Sirak has seen enough of this work in progress. In yesterday's report from Pine Needles, Sirak takes his strongest stance yet on Wie's future: While Michelle may be a special talent, the best thing B.J. and Bo can do at this point is something millions of parents do at the end of every summer. They need to send Michelle off to college, tell her to study hard and let her have the fun that is the byproduct of the university experience. It's time to put away the clubs, crack the books and laugh with friends. Enough of the golf, for now. It's time to let Michelle Wie have a life. Even if that life is just a work in progress.

--Bob Carney

(Photo: AP)