Wie playing with current teen phenoms in Hawaii


Who put together the first- and second-round groupings for the LPGA’s Lotte Championship in Hawaii?

Stacy Lewis?

In a threesome featuring players who know what it’s like to be teen phenoms, Michelle Wie, 22, will go off with Jessica Korda, 19, and Lexi Thompson, 17. They tee it up at 2:55 p.m. ET in Wednesday's first round (This week's event is a Wednesday-Saturday schedule).

At the last LPGA event, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Lewis offered this observation about Wie’s putting woes: “She needs to putt like a kid and get up there and hit it and if it goes in, it goes in.”

Full first-round tee times for the LPGA Lotte Championship

Wie will be playing with the kids in the first two rounds this week. In another notable pairing, Rolex world No. 1 Yani Tseng will go off Wednesday with No. 3 Suzann Pettersen and No. 4 Cristie Kerr at 5:30 p.m. ET. Lewis goes off with Paula Creamer and I.K. Kim, who missed a 12-inch putt to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship, at 3:05 p.m. ET.