Michelle Wie Needs to Earns Some Points for Solheim


The Solheim Cup will attract more eye balls if Michelle Wie makes it.
If you’re following, there’s a good race shaping up for the summer with Wie having some work to do to make the U.S. team on points.
Wie is 22nd in the U.S. Solheim Cup standings. The top 10 automatically qualify at the conclusion of the Ricoh Women’s British Open on Aug. 2.
Wie tees it up at the Sybase this week in one of the nine events left before the team’s named.
Natalie Gulbis holds the 10th spot in the standings with 175.5 points. Wie has 58.5 points. A victory in a regular tour event is worth 60 points with the top-20 finishers earning points. There are three majors left, where points are double.
Of the three most celebrated American rookies, Wie is best positioned to make the team. Vicky Hurst is 33rd on the points list, Stacy Lewis 56th.
A few veterans stand in Wie’s way in the race with Pat Hurst No. 12, Juli Inkster No. 14 and Wendy Ward No. 16.