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El Rushbo, Marvin Shanken, Rudy G. and Michelle Wie Tear it Up at Els for Autism

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RUSH:  Friday I said, "I'll see you Monday," and I had forgotten that I was appearing -- and I do it every year. Ernie Els is trying to do everything he can for autism. He's building a big autism center here and he has this charity tournament he does in conjunction with Marvin Shanken, my cigar buddy, Cigar Aficionado magazine.  Marvin and I always play together in this.

Rudy Giuliani, the mayor, was with us yesterday, as he was previous year. We were scheduled to play with Lee Westwood. We normally get a pro. Every foursome gets a pro, and Westwood had to cancel because of injury. So they made an emergency call to Michelle Wie, and she showed up, and we just had the best time.  She is without question the sweetest. She is just the nicest, the most unassuming, and she happened to be...

I don't mean this to put anybody down. I'm not gonna mention any names. She's the best-scoring pro that we've played with in this event.  I mean, she was just on yesterday.  She was just tearing it up, just hitting it. I mean, sweet spot, flushing it every shot.  I didn't know... I have to bug out and so I can't stay for the post-event barbecue. I have to bug out and go.  There's this report from the Golf Channel this morning. I just knew about this when I saw the transcript.

TIM ROSAFORTE:  Michelle's a celebrity in her own right.  She was a last-minute sub. (chuckles)  She was in one of the featured pairings with Rudy Giuliani, the ex-mayor of New York, Rush Limbaugh, talk show host, and Marvin Shanken.  And there's an inquiry as to how they -- they actually won, uh, the event yesterday. But Michelle was kind of laughing saying the first thing she said with that group is that she went to the same high school as (chuckles) President Barack Obama. So you can imagine where that discussion went.

RUSH:  Wrongo. I'm not gonna give anything away, but no. That doesn't tell you anything about it. I know Rosaforte, he's a nice guy, but that doesn't tell you anything.  I'm not gonna betray what she said, but I didn't know that we won, and I also didn't know that there was an inquiry into how we won.  That means somebody's alleged irregularities.

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RUSH:  Michelle Wie at age 10, was the youngest player ever to qualify for a USGA amateur championship.  At age 10.  She's still only 24 years old, from Hawaii.  I think she lives here in south Florida now for a bunch of reasons, she and the whole family.  I think they called her yesterday morning when Westwood couldn't make it, and she came right over, and, I mean, no time to warm up. It was so pure. It was a thrill to watch her ball strike. If you play golf, you know what I'm talking about.  And there were some people out there watching.  To hit it on the sweet spot every swing. I mean, she had a couple she didn't like, but she was on every green in regulation and hitting the ball a mile. 

But Rosaforte: "There's an inquiry as to how they -- they actually won, uh, the event yesterday. But Michelle was kind of laughing saying the first thing she said with that group is that she went to the same high school as President Barack Obama. So you can imagine where that discussion went."  You know, folks, one thing is true, Obama is not in my head 24/7. I wasn't even thinking Obama out there, but I do live rent free in his house, in his head.  It's the other way around.  So I gotta find out what it is that is being inquired into, 'cause I didn't hear from Marvin.  Normally if we'd have won, I would have heard.  And when I find out I'll be sure and pass it on to you. 

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