Alternate Shot: Back to the future

Michelle Wie will turn 16 years old on Oct. 11.

By all accounts, it should be one heck of a Sweet 16 party.

Wie has announced her intentions to turn professional this week at a news conference in her native Honolulu. She reportedly will sign multimillion-dollar endorsement contracts with Nike and Sony soon thereafter.

So if you were going to slip a $10 bill into that birthday card for her, well, save your cash.

But the question remains: Is Wie turning professional too early? It's a debate that has attracted dueling sides in the golf world, and ESPN.com's Bob Harig and Golf World's Ron Sirak take up opposite ends in this week's version of Alternate Shot.

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