If Michelle Wie wins sometime in the near future, I'm going to have no one to criticize.
My short list of people who didn't perform, but had endorsement deals once included: Freddy Adu (now playing in Portugal), Danica Patrick (who won on her 50th start this year), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (who won this past weekend after a 76-race drought) and Wie.
Wie's probably the weakest of the bunch. After she turned pro two and a half years ago, she got an estimated $10 million in endorsement deals and has done absolutely nothing but implode. But things seem to be turning around.
She shot 14 under par at a European tour event earlier this month and finished sixth and she qualified for the Women's U.S. Open by shooting a 67-70.
Today, it looks like barring a breakdown -- and that a big "if" -- she'll make the cut of the Wegman's LPGA event, though she'll need a miracle to make up the eight or so strokes the leaders have on her.
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