More PGA Tour Events in Wies Future


SILVIS, Ill. -- The John Deere Classic won't be Michelle Wie's last appearance on the PGA Tour.
The 15-year-old had a chance to become the first woman in 60 years to make a cut at a PGA Tour event. But she fell apart with four holes to go, and missed the cut by two strokes. She finished at 1 under for the tournament.
``Even on the LPGA Tour, I made the cut on my fourth try,'' she said. ``My fourth try is coming up, so I'm really looking forward to that.''
Wie doesn't have any other PGA Tour events on her schedule right now, but her long-term goal is to play with the men. And B.J. Wie said his daughter wants to earn her spots in the future.
``She's not at that stage yet, but she will get better and better,'' he said. ``She'll go through qualifying when the time is right.''
Just when that will be is uncertain. LPGA rules prohibit players from turning pro and making money on the tour until after their 18th birthday, unless a special exemption is granted. Wie has said repeatedly that she wants to go to college, and she said earlier this week that she didn't plan to ask the LPGA for an exemption.
But when asked about speculation his daughter would turn pro after she turns 16 in October, B.J. Wie said, ``That's one of the scenarios, we haven't decided yet.''
``We'll just concentrate on the summer tour,'' he added. ``We'll see how it goes.''
Wie is playing in the men's U.S. Amateur Public Links next week at Shaker Run in Lebanon, Ohio. She will then play in the LPGA Tour's Evian Masters in France and the Women's British Open. She also has accepted an invitation to play in the Samsung World Championship (Oct. 13-16) at Bighorn.
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