I'm sure it would be fun to watch Michelle Wie play putt-putt golf. Undoubtedly she's good at it -- better than most putt-putt golfers, probably. But putt-putt is a tiny game that wouldn't showcase the abilities that make her a badass, and that would be disappointing. Kind of like listening to the new Neil Diamond album
. Sure, Neil's a better singer-songwriter than a lot of other singer-songwriters, but this coffee shop strumming bit is the equivalent of putt-putt for him. I think it's a misstep for Rick Rubin (though he's still finding ways to work in that menacing low piano note).