Wie Trying to Make Solheim Team


Michelle Wie has more on her mind than just breaking through to win her first LPGA event this weekend at the State Farm Classic.
She's 17th on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list with seven events left before the team's named. The top 10 automatically qualify for the international team event against the Europeans Aug. 21-23 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
'It's definitely one of the biggest goals this year,' Wie said after the first round. 'I would be absolutely honored to represent my country. I just had so much fun doing it at the Curtis Cup. Doing it again at the Solheim Cup would just be phenomenal. This is an individual sport, but at least for one week, week and a half, however long it is, you all become one team.'
Brittany Lincicome holds the 10th spot in the U.S. standings with 181 points. Wie has 87 points. A victory is worth 60 points this week, 120 points next week at the McDonald's LPGA Championship. Finishes within the top 20 earn points.