So exactly who do you think is directing Michelle Wie's career -- herself, her father, someone who is the reincarnation of the captain of the Titanic bent on wrecking what once had the promise of a great sports journey?
Whoever it is, they decided that the next step for the 18-year-old Wie would be to take another crack at a men's tournament. Now, remember that Wie has made just a handful of cuts on any tour over the past two years. This comes immediately after Wie found herself in another in a string of messy situations when she was disqualified from a tournament in Springfield, Illinois last weekend where she would have been just one shot off the lead headed into the final round. Wie forgot to sign her scorecoard after the second round.
So here's where Wie stands -- she is playing in a men's event, the Legends Reno-Tahoe, next week and she has one more LPGA event remaining, the CN Canadian Women's Open next month. If she doesn't earn at least $80,000 at the Canadian Open -- which would require a finish in the top three -- she's looking at qualifying for women's events for next season.
When will someone grab the controls here?