Danica Patrick and Michelle Wie could be making the jump to the next level in their respective sports. Patrick is flirting with the idea of joining the NASCAR circuit, while Wie has long been rumored to be taking a stab at the PGA Tour.
That’s great and all. But how about these two ladies actually, you know, win an event or something.
It’s like a guy with a 6.45 ERA at AAA demanding a call up. Or maybe a fat running back who only played one year of college football demanding to be put in the NFL Draft. (Maybe that's a bad example.) It doesn't make sense if you can dominate (or at least beat) your peers once.
There are like what, eight drivers who participate in IRL? And Patrick can't win at least one race? Statistical reason states should have won a race by now. Instead, Patrick's claim to fame is that she was once leading the Indy 500. Oh, shes ready to trade paint with Tony Stewart. And what about Wie? For all of the hype has she ever shown that she belongs with the LPGA much less the PGA? Not that she could do worse than David Duval, but she still needs a win.
It's not to say that women can't compete with the men. Annika Sorenstam, for instance, should be competing on the PGA tour—no matter what Vijay Singh has to say. Sorenstam has proven everything she needs to prove and she should move on. Patrick and Wie have no come close to that level yet.