Well, Michelle Wie did not make the cut at the John Deer Classic this year. I have to admit, though, that she put up one hell of a fight.
I mean, lets be real. She is a 15 year old girl, who busts it 300 yards, and has the game to beat out many of the older male tour players. She has the ability to place 2nd and even lead LPGA events.
I have played the TPC at Deere Run. I played in the Missouri Valley Conference when I played at the University of Evansville and my last 3 years our Conference tournament was held at the TPC at Deere Run.
It is a VERY nice golf course. Surprisingly, its much harder then what the tour players make it seem. Several college players shot some under par rounds out there, but not 13 under after 36 holes. Thats crazy.
I can say this with a complete straight face, Michelle Wie would have absolutely kicked my ass if we went 1 on 1 on that golf course, no doubt. To shot -1 for 36 holes from the male tees on that golf course is superb. Again, I say this especially for a 15 year old.
My final round of my college career was a 74 at the TPC at Deere Run. Its a tight golf course that requires precise iron shots and accurate driving. We didn’t even play a lick of the difficulty those tour players probably had to go through.
My hat goes off to Michelle. I really wanted her to make the cut. A few bad holes cost her, but if she didn’t have the respect of the male tour in the past, she had better have it now.