Wie grouped with Creamer, Ryu in Arkansas


Michelle Wie gets back to work Friday with the start of the LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark.

Wie, fresh off her U.S. Women's Open victory and a whirlwind New York City media tour, will tee it up at 1:25 p.m. in a first-round pairing with Paula Creamer and So Yeon Ryu at Pinnacle Country Club.

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Rolex world No. 1 Stacy Lewis, a University of Arkansas graduate, will be the crowd favorite again in her eighth start in the event. She has three top-10 finishes in it, with her best coming in a T-4 finish last year. She is being honored this week at her alma mater with an induction into its Hall of Honor. Lewis is scheduled to tee off with Lydia Ko and Jessica Korda at 1:14 p.m. Friday.

Rolex world No. 2 Inbee Park, the defending champion, is off at 8:36 a.m. with Cristie Kerr and Azahara Munoz.