Wies scores go beyond golf


Michelle Wie’s work won’t be done when she signs her scorecard at this week’s HSBC Women’s Champions event in Singapore.

There will be homework as she seeks to keep pace as a junior at Stanford.

Wie is No. 9 in the world rankings despite a work load that's a little heavier than her peers. She's the third highest ranked American behind No. 6 Cristie Kerr and No. 8 Paula Creamer. Reporters in Singapore asked her in the media room Wednesday how she’s faring in school.

“I’m pretty happy with my grades,” Wie said. “Obviously, when I was back in high school, if I didn't get an A, I would be really mad at myself. But I've lowered my expectations a little bit once I've gone to college.

 “I'm pretty happy with the way I've been scoring. I've been getting A's and B's. My parents joke when I told them my scores, they are like, `Obviously, you're not practicing enough.’ But I definitely do work hard. It's not something that I slack off in. I spend a lot of hours studying.

“But the good thing about that is that it doesn't take away from my practice. I do what I have to do on the golf course, and obviously the priority is golf and working out and keeping me in really good shape for golf. But aside from that, whenever I have free time, I pretty much study, a lot.”