Wie to play in 84 Lumber Classic

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:40 IST

Michelle Wie has received a sponsor's exemption to play in the 84 Lumber Classic.

Wie to play in 84 Lumber Classic
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Michelle Wie has received a sponsor's exemption to play in the 84 Lumber Classic. This gives the 16-year-old from Hawaii three starts on the men's US PGA Tour this year. Wie, who has not made the cut in seven previous times competing against men, will be part of the 144-player field from September 14-17 at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa. This will be the final year of the 84 Lumber Classic, which recently decided to give up its summer date on the new PGA Tour schedule that starts in 2007. Wie has not made the cut in four starts on the PGA Tour. Her last attempt was in January at the Sony Open, where she missed by four shots after rounds of 79-68. Her second round, in which she made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch, matched her record for lowest score by a female on a men's tour. Wie will play against the men in two weeks in South Korea in the Asian Tour's SK Telecom Open, and also has accepted an exemption to play in the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic in July. (AP)

Topics : Golf Michelle Wie
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