Notes Wie Gives Silent Treatment Knock on Wie


GLADSTONE, N.J. -- Michelle Wie didn't speak to her opponents Saturday in the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship.
'She's not much of a talker,' Se Ri Pak said after her 2-and-1 loss in the third round. 'Me, I was having fun with my caddie. She wasn't really talking at all. We were not having any conversation at all, but this is a match game. It was a little weird, but that's fine. She wanted to win.'
Wie also gave Brittany Lincicome the silent treatment during the 16-year-old star's 4-and-3 loss in the quarterfinals.
'I would tell her 'Good shot' and she would say nothing in return,' Lincicome said. 'Maybe she was just focused. Maybe I was messing her up by trying to talk to her.'
Brittany Lincicome was asked if she would ever consider following Michelle Wie's lead by playing in men's tournaments.
'Like people have said out here, 'If you can't beat Annika (Sorenstam), you don't need to go play another tour,'' Lincicome said. 'If you're not No. 1 on this tour, you don't need to go to another tour. So after I dominate this one, maybe I'll try it, but it's definitely not anywhere in my future.'
Paula Creamer lived up to her 'Pink Panther' moniker.
Creamer wore a black outfit with pink accessories during her morning match, then switched to a pink and white stripped shirt and a pink skirt and cap in the afternoon.
Her Adidas shoes -- black in the morning and white in the afternoon -- had pink stripes and spikes. She also had a pink ribbon in hair and wore pink earrings and a pink sweatband. The grips on her clubs also are pink.
The Nike-adorned Michelle Wie wore an orange top and cap and black skirt during the morning round, then went with a white top and blue cap and skirt in the afternoon.
Brittany Lincicome worked as a baby sitter as couple of years ago.
'I used to baby-sit and do everything I could to make money. I love money,' the 20-year-old Lincicome said. 'I have one little girl that was 12 that her parents would go out of town for like a week at a time and I'd watch her for the whole week. I used to do everything, yard sales, whatever.'
Paula Creamer beat fellow teenager Morgan Pressel 3 and 1 in the third round before knocking off Karrie Webb in the afternoon.
The 19-year-old Creamer and 18-year-old Pressel played each other many times in match play in their junior careers.
'Morgan is Morgan. It's always fun playing against her,' Creamer said. 'It's just like the old days. Being professional doesn't change that.'
The winner will receive $500,000 from the $2 million purse. The runner-up will get $300,000, the third-place finisher $200,000 and the fourth-place finisher $150,000. The first-round losers got $5,000, the second-round losers $10,000, the third-round losers $25,000 and the quarterfinal losers $50,000.
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