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Michelle Wie and the Six Most Overhyped/Overrated Golfers of All Time
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Michelle Wie has had a hard time living up to the hype.

She had the looks, she had the power and she supposedly had the game.

Michelle Wie was supposed to be the next big thing in golf.

To prove it, she was going to enter men's tournaments and compete with the boys (source: Golf Digest.com).

It didn't work out so well. When her parents finally decided to let her give it a go against women, it didn't go so well again.

She still had the ball-striking ability, the physical gifts and incredible beauty, but she just wasn't winning.

For a career that started with her winning the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links at age 13, she has failed to live up to the hype. Nine years later, she has won just two tournaments.

Perhaps if she had come to the tour with a lower profile she might have developed into a great player. It didn't work out that way.

Wie is not alone. There are many other players who have been overhyped and have not become the dominant players that perhaps they should have been. Here's a look at six of them.

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