Wie Tees It Up With The Boys


Michelle Wie will become the latest female to play with the men in a professional tournament when she tees it up Thursday (8:10 AM EDT) at the Canadian Tours Bay Mills Open.
Annika Sorenstam became the first woman since Babe Zaharias in 1945 to compete in a mens event when she played in the PGA Tours Bank of America Colonial. Suzy Whaley, a club pro from Connecticut, also competed in last months Greater Hartford Open.
Both players missed the cut, but were impressive in their scoring and manner.
Wie, a 13-year-old from Hawaii, was granted a sponsors exemption into this event, held at Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley, Mich.
She has made four cuts in five starts this season on the LPGA Tour, with her best finish coming in a tie for ninth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she was the youngest player ever to make the cut in an LPGA event.
Wie won this year's U.S. Womens Public Links Championship, becoming the youngest player to capture a United States Golf Association title.
Wie has also accepted a sponsors invitation to become the first female to compete in a Nationwide Tour event, at the Boise Open, Sept. 18-21.