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Michelle Wie Quotes


Michelle Wie gets golfers talking. Here are some quotes from and about the latest golf phenom.

From Michelle Wie
"I'm not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person."

"I don't think I would say I don't belong here; I do belong. I belong on the LPGA; I belong on the PGA (TOUR). I think I belong in both." - following her performance at the 2004 Sony Open

"I'm happy out of my mind. I like beating a lot of people." - after winning the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur Publinx championship

"Ty Tryon made a lot of money after turning pro, but he might not have been ready. I don't want to make a lot of money for a couple of months and then not be ready." - on her willingness to wait to turn pro (from Business Week)

"I don’t like going to the mall. I'm not really like the other girls. I just like to go out on the golf course and play. Golf is fun and feels really good."

About Michelle Wie
"She's better than Tiger was at 16. I played with Tiger, and Tiger wasn't this good. Everybody is like, 'Win, win, win.' She's 16. Chill out. Once she gets to winning, you'll get sick of her winning." - PGA Tour golfer Joe Ogilvie

"She belongs here. Anyone who don't believe that has rocks in their head." - Laura Davies after Wie's runner-up finish at the 2005 LPGA Championship, where Wie was the only player to break par all four rounds

"She's an amazing player. There's no doubt about it. She's going to give us a lot of challenges and make us work harder." - Jennifer Rosales following 2005 LPGA SBS Open, where she won over runner-up Michelle Wie

"Annika (Sorenstam) is a champion and watching her play was awesome. She is so accomplished. I have only seen Michelle play a little, but she has all the potential in the world to be as good. You see that swing, it's so powerful and athletic, and you just know she has a great future." - Dean Wilson, who played with Sorenstam at the 2003 Colonial, following the 2004 Sony Open

"That golf swing of hers, it's the best golf swing I've ever seen in my life." - Bobby Verwey, Wie's caddie at the 2004 Sony Open. Verwey is Gary Player's newphew and a veteran caddie

"Michelle is 14. Give her a couple of years to get stronger. I mean, she can play on this tour. If she keeps working, keeps doing the right things, there's no reason why she shouldn't be out here." - Ernie Els following a practice round with Wie at the PGA Sony Open

"She probably has one of the best golf swings I've ever seen, period. She's got a lot going for her. Plus, she's tall and strong. No telling what she's going to do when she gets a little older." - Davis Love III

"There's a lot of guys who got kicked around by a 13-year-old girl." - Andy Miller, Monday qualifying medalist at 2003 PGA Sony Open, after Wie finished 47th (out of 97) with a 1-over-par 73

"You watch her swing and say, 'That's normal.' Then you realize that she's only 13 and that's ... that's unbelievable." - Vijay Singh

"When you see her hit a golf ball ... there's nothing that prepares you for it. It's just the scariest thing you've ever seen." - Fred Couples (from Golf World)

"Her poise is unbelievable. Either you've got it or you don't. And this girl's got it." - Tom Lehman (from Golf Digest)

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