That said, Daniel also knows what type of attention the talented 19-year-old brings, and as the media swarmed over her pick, Beth Daniel tried to temper the hype. She said Wie can't win the match against Europe by herself, and that it's a team event.
Which it is.
But most of Wednesday's media day centered around Wie.
So why did Daniel pick her?
"I've said from day one that I'm looking for the players who are playing the best coming into the event, and Michelle being a rookie finished 13th in the points playing in less tournaments than anybody else," Daniel said. "And as of late, she's been playing extremely well. That's the reason why I picked her. She's also just a tremendous talent."
To illustrated that talent, Daniel referenced a greenside bunker shot that Wie hit last week at the British Open that she said not many people on the planet could execute.
"She hits so many unbelievable golf shots and you're looking at her in awe," Daniel said. "She can hit any shot. I think where she's gotten better, her short game is incredible. Her shots around the green -- she can hit some shots. At Lytham last week she into a bunker and she hit a shot that you wouldn't see many human beings being able to hit. She's a remarkable talent."
Daniel then mentioned how Wie missed the ensuing putt,to still card a bogey.
The Big Wiesy is not perfect. Far from it. But with an average tee shot that measures just under 270 yards, she's a big hitter with an improving short game, which will make her an excellent teammate once they tee it up for real in a couple weeks.
Aside from Wie's selection, the other news of the day centered around the treatment she received from teammates. There's been a perception - most of it based in reality - that many LPGA players don't care for the way Wie has handled her career to this point, or the attention she has received.
So all eyes weren't just on Wie, but how her teammates responded to her.
Said Daniel: "I'm an insider, obviously. I played with Michelle when she was 14 years old and I played with her when she was 15. From an insider's view, being in the locker room with her, she's always been great kid. But she got so much media attention by playing in the men's events and there was all this debate about is she doing the right thing, is she doing the wrong thing, is she getting too much, is not getting enough. People have debated that for years and I think they'll continue to debate that but she's always been a great kid and I've liked her."
While that may be true - Daniel couldn't speak for the rest of her team, and even Rich Harvest Farms owner and architect Jerry Rich observed some moments of detachment from the other players and the rookie early in the week.
"I had the opportunity to watch her over two days now and you could tell she wasn't one of the peers, and now they're giving high fives and patting each other on the back and they're really coming together as a team," he said. "She feels she's part of that team now."
Teammate and longtime friend Christina Kim then offered this up on Wie:
"It's remarkable to see her grow up into such an incredible young woman. We're really good friends and I think people have really started to embrace her and people have been able to get to know her.
"People, the media I guess, or whoever you want to say, always have these assumptions as to who we are as human beings and its really nice to see people really seeing Michelle for who she really is -- which is an incredible human being with a huge heart and one of the most fun loving, free spirited people you'll ever meet."
Read on for some quotes from Wie herself....
do you feel like a member of the team?
"For sure. I love all these girls on the team. We have such a really good, strong team and a lot of really great personalities. It's been fun living in one house and eating at the same time. It's just been such a great experience so far and I just cannot wait for the real thing."
was making the Solheim Cup a goal?
"It was one of my biggest goals. Like I said before, right after I got through Q-school, (assistant camptain) Meg (Mallon) texted me and said 'You know, the Solheim Cup is this year.' So I was really pumped up ever since that. It's the greatest honor to represent your country in any way possible and to do this and to play in my first Solheim Cup at home, it's going to be so awesome."
what was your rookie year like?
"It's been a fun year so far. I'm not really satisfied because I want to win and I've been working really hard to do that. I feel like I've played really solidly but I feel I'm of playing really well. I've been trying to pick everyone's brain here. It's just been great, these last two days to be able to practice with the best golfers in the world. You get to play with them and like today, I tried to pick Christie (Kerr)'s brain and all these veterans and youngsters, they've been out here a lot and I've got a lot to learn from them this week. This whole year I've been trying to play with people and try to learn from them."
And finally ..
If you could do anything in your career over again, would you?
"I probably wouldn't have ran and broke my wrist. I have not run since then. Sometimes I think weird things happen to me. It was a freak accident. There are no such things as mulligans in life. You make mistakes, you learn from them, and you move forward. I've definitely have not had a perfect career so far. I've done a lot of good things, I feel like, and I've done a lot of bad things, I've done a lot of things I shouldn't have done and I've done a lot of things that I've been proud of. THat's just life. I've never done this before. Some situations I've never been in before. You just have to take risks and learn from them if you don't succeed."
great answer by the way