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Wie adding to an LPGA script that ought to sell

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Michelle Wie leads after the first round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open.

Suzann Pettersen is third in a bid to win and become the fourth different player to hold the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings in the last four weeks. 

Alexis Thompson, 15, bidding to become the youngest winner of an LPGA event, is also in the mix, tied for 13th. Her quick start comes after she finished just a shot back in a bid to win the Evian Masters in her last start.

These storylines are emerging a week after the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the Rolex rankings waged a Sunday duel to the final hole at the Safeway Classic.

Anyone snickering at the LPGA these days isn’t paying attention, or wouldn't be interested in any storyline the women muster, because there are some compelling stories brewing out there. 

Of course,it's the women's fate that Wie's big move occurs with the golf world buzzing over Tiger Woods' re-emergence at The Barclays. He casts a smothering shadow whether he's winning or slumping. Plus, there's the erratic nature of the women's schedule. After this week's event, the LPGA plays just one tournament over the next five weeks. If you're a fan, there's frustration of having your interest peaked right before the women say goodbye for a long spell.