Wie Receives Exemption for Canadian Womens Open

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MONTREAL -- Michelle Wie has been given a sponsor's exemption to play in the $2.25 million Canadian Women's Open, the Royal Canadian Golf Association said.
 
Wie, who played last year at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, was added to an already strong field for the Aug. 14-17 event at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
 
'Michelle's global notoriety will no doubt attract a following at Ottawa Hunt and I'm sure golf fans will offer her a tremendous welcome as she challenges the world's best players,' tournament director Sean Van Kesteren said in a statement.
 
The tournament field includes stars like Lorena Ochoa, Annika Sorenstam, Karrie Webb, Paula Creamer and Meg Mallon, as well as Canadians Lorie Kane, Dawn Coe Jones and Alena Sharp