Michelle Wie wen’t for a whopping $22,000 on Tuesday night at the LPGA Tour Championship pro-am pairing party. Michael Maggi, 43, an energy trader from Houston successfully bid $22,000 for the opportunity to play in the Wednesday pro-am with the recent LPGA winner. Maggi said he figured it would take about $10,000 to secure the winning bid, and he wasn’t planning on paying double that. Wie commented that she figured about fifty bucks would be the winning bid was there to watch the frenzied bidding. She said she couldn’t quite fathom someone paying that much to play golf with her.
“I felt better than my wife did about it,” said Maggi, whose wife stood anxiously beside him during the heated auction. “She wasn’t quite as enthusiastic.”
I could see paying that much to play with Tiger, being the greatest golfer in history, but 22 large to play with Michelle Wie. Talk about having more money than you know what to do with. What do you think? Was this guy nuts, or just in love with Wie?