Golf reporter and blogger Robert Thompson had a chance to ask superstar golf instructor David Leadbetter a few questions and made the most of the opportunity:
I asked Leadbetter, who has been pretty outspoken on the mistakes in the Wie camp, why he hadn’t been tossed aside like all the other advisers/agents/managers who have tangled with the teen’s parents. He took the question quite seriously, and though he didn’t address it directly, Leadbetter had some interesting things to say:
“This girl is so talented, she could do anything she wants to do in the world of golf. But people in her camp — and I’m not going to name them — have been a bit off on what she can and can’t do. It is tough that she’s a part-time golfer, unlike the other girls who work at it 24/7. In the past she’d go to school, pick it up and just play. Now there’s a lot more pressure on her. These girls — Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Annika — these girls are good. And it is hard for Michelle to be a bit player.
Read the rest of the article. Leadbetter’s comments are quite blunt and … interesting.
I honestly don’t think she’ll ever really contend again. Her parents have ruined what promised to be an extraordinary golf talent.