Wie Accepts Fifth LPGA Invitation


Michelle Wie, the 13-year-old eighth grader from Honolulu, will make it an LPGA summer - and fall. She has accepted her fifth sponsors exemption, the Safeway Classic Sept. 16-28 at Portland, Ore.
Wie will now play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship next month in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship in April near Atlanta, the ShopRite Classic in June in Galloway, N.J., and now the Safeway in September.
She also has tentatively accepted two Canadian Tour events, the Bay Mills Open Players' Championship Aug. 21-24 in Brimley, Mich., and the Greater Vancouver Classic July 31-Aug. 3 in Vancouver, B.C.
The LPGA has recently added two tournaments to the number of exemptions that a non-tour member may play, upping it from four to six.