MICHELLE WIE EXCELS in golf and, um, college-level stats. On Thursday morning, Michelle tweeted about her final-exam score of 113 out of a possible 120. She’s a junior at Stanford and the 12th-ranked women’s golfer in the world.
Stina Sternberg wrote about it for Golf Digest Woman:
“In Dubai for the Ladies European Tour’s season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, Wie, a junior at Stanford University who’s managed to reach number 12 in the Rolex World Rankings between classes, was pulling all-nighters earlier this week studying for her final statistics exam. After shooting a three-under-par 69 in Wednesday’s first round (good for a T5), Wie logged onto her computer at midnight Dubai time (the set exam time considering the time difference between Dubai and Los Angeles), and completed the test over the Internet.”I’m impressed. I actually think statistics might be harder than golf. As an Economics major, I had to take at least two stats courses in college. It was brutal, even at a different California institution of higher learning: San Diego State. (Not that there’s anything wrong with SDSU. Go Aztecs.)
OK, I’ve returned to my senses. While difficult, stats can’t be harder than golf. Who am I kidding? Nothing is harder than golf.
−The Armchair Golfer
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