Wie fired up for American start


Michelle Wie tees it up Thursday in the American opener of the LPGA schedule eager to get into contention again.

Wie arrives at the Kia Classic at La Costa in Carlsbad, Calif., hungry to add to her breakthrough title at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational at the end of last season.

“It got me even more motivated, because I felt that joy,” Wie said of winning in her rookie season. “It just felt so rewarding that I wanted to do it over again. It was such a high that I want to do even better and just keep winning. I could see what I could do and what I could become. It was really motivating. I feel like this past offseason, I’ve been more determined and more motivated than I’ve ever really been.”