Big Wiesy and the flatstick


SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – That new putting stroke Michelle Wie’s working on with Dave and Ron Stockton looked pretty good at the sixth hole.

Wie holed a much needed 20-foot birdie putt to pull the Wie and Morgan Pressel team closer to Maria Hjorth and Catriona Matthew in fourballs. The Americans are 1 down with the birdie.

Wie spent two days with the Stocktons working on her short game last week at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. Dave Stockton said the aim is to make Wie less mechanical and more a feel putter.