So no surprise to anyone but I'm a bit of a golf nerd. A very lucky one though. I have a friend who has a relative who has a friend who's close to a relative of a friend of a relative of one of these two girls. Confused? You're supposed to be.
Well my friend was kind enough to give me a ticket and to see the Kraft Nabisco Championship, one of the LPGA's 4 major tournaments. And my two favorite ladies were even paired together! Oh happy day!
Anyways, so I got to the driving range early and got to see Ai Miyazato (short one) hitting balls and well...holy cow! She's all of 5ft 1 and is freakin awesome. As with most things, top professionals are just better. Waaaaaaaay better. And, er...she's really cute in person.
Then there's the other chick. If you really enjoy golf, you NEED to see Michelle Wie in person. She has the potential to be era defining for golf.
So pretty excited when she walked out to warm up. I was ready to be impressed but I was NOT ready for how big she is. I'm 6ft ish and not small, but she's looks huge. Definitely my height, and possibly taller, seriously. And as skinny as she looks on TV, in person she's not. What I mean is when you see her in person, she's an Athlete (note the capital A). She's tall, broad shouldered and strong. Now, I'm not saying she's manly but you look at her and she's kind of intimidating. And she hits the ball like you would not believe. A really well struck golf ball makes a certain sound. A professionally struck golf ball makes an even more distinct sound. A ball struck by someone who's world class is completely different. She's world class. She may not be as fluid as some (Ai) or as strong as some but the her game is incredible.
So I'm a golf fan, would've enjoyed the day matter what. But even coming in with high expectations I was blown away. Michelle Wie is all that. If you don't think so just go somewhere else because she is. And er...in person AI Miyazato is Uber cute.