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Tuesday, June 05, 2007 at 6:23 PM

Michelle Wie vs. Ernie Els

It's almost en vogue these days to hate on teen golf phenom Michelle Wie. It wasn't too long ago that she was the darling of women's golf. She was supposed to be to the LPGA what Tiger has become to the PGA. Alas, a series of odd mishaps and a Kobe Bryant-esque stubborn desire to play with the big boys have dropped her popularity amongst her peers and fans alike.

It's too bad that her life is becoming stranger than fiction. But let's not forget that this girl can flat out play golf. Her golf swing is a thing of beauty. In fact, I would rate her swing among the top ten of all active players, male or female. Clearly, there's not a better better swing on the LPGA. Just check out how her swing sequence compares to arguably the best swing in golf, Ernie Els:

It's remarkable to see the similarities of their swings both in positions and tempo. But as we all know, owning the best swing doesn't amount to jack unless it is coupled with solid putting and a winning attitude. Unfortunately, Michelle has yet to demonstrate either on a consistent basis.

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Anonymous Kirsten said...

Wow, amazing . . .  


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a big gap between having a beautiful swing and being a great player. Tom Purtzer's swing makes Lee Trevino look like a driving range hack - but look at their records. As in baseball, there's "throwers" and then there's pitchers.

The total wins for these two great swinging robots, Wie & Els, in the USA for the past couple of years is 0 !!  


Blogger mediaguru @ HookedOnGolfBlog.com said...

Beautiful swings are pretty irrelevant. It's that 4.5 inch gap between their ears that makes them champions... Thanks Mr. Jones.  


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey that was her swing it looks nothing like that anymore, Its a complete mess

regards flawed genius  


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