After what seemed like years of meltdowns and unfulfilled expectations, Michelle Wie is finally kind of kicking ass. Two days into the 90-hole “caldron” of Q school, Wie is tied for the lead at 10-under after a second day in which she shot a bogey-free 7-under 65.
By the way, I put “caldron” in quotes because that’s what the USA Today article actually calls it (and also because I would use the more correct spelling cauldron). A bunch of women are walking around beautifully manicured lawns, occasionally hitting tiny balls with clubs while people speak in hushed tones, and that’s somehow a cauldron. It’s right up there with the pressure cooker of cruise-line shuffleboard and the unforgiving crucible of lying in a hammock.
Anyway, good for Michelle. I’m glad she’s doing well because I didn’t even know that “Q school” was a qualifying event for the LPGA until she entered it. Everybody was talking about Q school this, Q school that, but nobody said that the Q was for qualifying. It’s like, Jesus, this is women’s golf. Don’t assume I know what you’re talking about.