Monthly Archives: June 2006

From the MSNBC.com “Sports” section:

Updated: 12 minutes ago
SUMMIT, N.J. – Michelle Wie holed her chip from off the green on the 18th hole to shoot a 2-under 68 in the first round of her U.S. Open qualifier Monday, followed by a swelling gallery as she began her attempt to become the first woman to qualify for the U.S. Open.
The 16-year-old star from Hawaii clearly was the headline attraction of this 36-hole sectional qualifier at Canoe Brook Country Club.
Wearing a coral sweater and olive capri pants, Wie was competing against 152 men for 18 spots available in the Open at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y., in two weeks. She is tied for 11th, meaning she would currently qualify for a playoff to determine who qualifies.

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Wie was greeted with polite applause by a couple of hundred spectators as she arrived at the 501-yard, par-4 No. 1 hole on the South Course. She pulled her drive left into the wet rough, and the crowd went silent.
Wie chipped 80 yards short of the green and hit her third about 12 feet right of the hole. Her par-saver was right in the middle of the cup.
She removed her swe[a]ter and unveiled a lime-striped golf shirt for the par-4, 394-yard second hole and drove down the middle. Her second hit was from 9 feet, but she pushed her putt right. It never touched the cup, drawing groans from the crowd….

What the hell is going on here? Is this a sports page article about a golfer trying to qualify for the U.S. Open or a society page article about her cotillion?
When was the last time you read anything about what John Daly was wearing? David Toms? Davis Love III? Phil Mickelson? [Jesper Parnevik is an obvious exception.]
Normally you don’t see sexism so blatently revealed in the MSM any more, but it sure is shamefully on display here.