Let's go touring: Wie, Westwood capture victories
Michelle Wie wins the LPGA Lotte Championship and Lee Westwood wins the Maybank Malaysian Open. What will these wins do for their careers? Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Stanford four clear at LPGA Lotte Championship
Angela Stanford is four clear of the field after three rounds of the LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii. Terry Gannon and Judy Rankin recap the action and preview the final round.
Wie's home run: Lotte Champ. final-round recap
Terry Gannon and Judy Rankin recap the final round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.
Golfing World: Westy's Malaysian lead, Wie's wonder shot, TPC changes
On Thursday's GW News we bring you the latest from the Maybank Malaysian Open and LPGA LOTTE Championship and there are changes afoot for The Players Championship.
Near ace, hot putter put Wie in Hawaii contention
Michelle Wie is just two shots behind leaders Se Ri Pak, Hyo Joo Kim and So Yeon Ryu. George Savaricas and Lisa Cornwell recap the play from LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii.The LPGA, coming off a one week break after the Kraft Nabisco championship where Lexy Thompson earned her first major title. This week the ladies are in Hawaii, the LPGA championship in beautiful Oahu. As you can see, windy conditions but not holding back Lydia Ko early, she started on the back nine, this is par four eleventh and as you can see. Well done by Ko, she would make that move to minus one. Then here she is on the par five fourteenth, the approach. More of the same George, we're used to seeing this from her. She likes it. Sticks it in close again. She would make that to move to minus two. Ko would shoot even par for the day. Michelle Wie started on the ten, this is the 16th. Her seventh of the day. Currently one over in her round and she's staring this down for good reason. Nearly jars it for the kick it in for birdy. Move back to even par. Michelle Wie now on the par for second hole, her eleventh. This for birdie from 10 feet out, and. Yeah! Putting stroke's unconventional, but
Wie rides wind, momentum to solid Hawaii start
Lisa Cornwell, Terry Gannon and Judy Rankin recap Michelle Wie's play in the first round at the LPGA Lotte Championship from the Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii.like us say, smart golf. And she's thinking her way around the golf course . If it doesn't you say, why didn't she hit the driver? She can hit at a mile and a half. So she's, it's a catch 22 for her. Well, you know, in the end, and, and I say this about a lot of shots and a lot of players all the time, in the end, the player has to do what they feel right about. What's sorta, you know, in here when you decide how to play a shot that is important or has some risk. You can't always do what on paper is the right thing. Last year it was nineteen under that won it. This is a bit of a different golf course this year. Yeah, this golf course is right on 6400 yards. Maybe just a yard or two less. It is not a long golf course on a quiet day. But it can be its all you want on a day like today. And they do get a
Golfing World: Catching up with Michelle Wie
We sit down with Michelle Wie, winner of the LOTTE Championship, who has re-found her best form and is beginning to fulfill her much spoken about potential.weeks ago saw the end of a 79 event miss draft for Michelle Wie with a victory at the Lotte LPGA Championship in Hawaii course at her home course Kahualena. She followed it up with a top ten finish last week in California. In the best form of her career she found the win quite overwhelming. Well, it was kind of all a blur really just because, you know, after I made my putt, I was like, I was thinking about what I was gonna do. Was gonna, like, do a fist pump . Would I like jump up and down. I'm, like, run over to Dunken. But I just, like, froze. So, when the whole
Homecoming: Wie talks playing at home, charity
Michelle Wie joined Tom Abbot after her second round 67 at the LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii.and Dani will be there. It's for the HSJGA, Hawaii State Junior Golf Association college scholarship fund. And we have eight players and it's gonna be, you know, winner kind of takes all kind of thing. And then afterwards I have another charity event . It's gonna be the after party for the Bruno Mars Green concert. And, a portion of the proceeds will go to protect
Aloha, LPGA: Ladies in Hawaii for Wednesday start
Terry Gannon and Judy Rankin preview the LPGA Lotte Championship from the Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii. Watch April 16-19 at 6:30 pm ET on Golf Channel.learn how to almost over night because you can not handle this golf course otherwise. Sometimes it doesn't blow, last year in the final round, it eventually went to the playoff but because was that Salas shot the 62, you're not gonna do that in brutal wind conditions. Best round of her life, and then the first, hole of the playoff she hits it in the water. She losses to Suzann Pettersen who's not here this year, because of a back injury. But Sala certainly one to watch this week. Yeah, I think so. It's a golf course that she likes a lot. We do know she's really been playing well to the green. She's having a little trouble putting
Golfing World: Victories for Kuchar, Westwood and Wie
On Tuesday’s GW News we round up the weekend’s action on all the major tours including wins for Matt Kuchar at the RBC Heritage, Lee Westwood in Malaysia and at the LPGA Lotte Championship Michelle Wie ended her own barren run.important golf being played. Matt Kuchar might have missed out on a green jacket at the Masters but after his victor at this weekends RBC Heritage he's now the proud owner of this talented number. Kuchar's score of eleven under par saw him edge out Luke Donald in the five one shoot at the mast. And while Stonode stayed close his compatriot Lee Westwood went one step better seen success over the Maybank Malaysian Open. The Englishman blew away the field to finish seven strokes cleare
Close it out: Can Stanford hold on in Hawaii in Rd. 4
Michelle Wie is in the hunt, but Angela Stanford is a closer according to several on the Morning Drive crew. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.just to get everything stronger and more connected. Okay, the he that Michelle Wie is referring to is David Leadbetter, Michelle's coach for a long time David leadbetter is taking some criticism through the years about the evaluation of her golf swing and she talks about h-how it's shorter. And David told me a couple weeks ago, listen this is a player who's not a 14 year old skinny teenager any more, she's put on weight, more mass, and actually David compared it to Tiger Wood's body changing and Nick Faldo's body changing. This, this is not the same siney 14 year old, who will have her hands way up here. So it's not just the function of a changing swing just for the sake of changes. Also a change in physical body. yeah I, mostly what's changed with Michelle Wie though is her attitude this year but we're seeing Michelle have joy in playing golf again. That went away and I wanna tell you what, this, this, I don't, I don't care how she swings a golf club, I really think she can play well with a long swing, I think she can play well with a short swing. She's showing us she can putt well with a crazy putting method Yeah for Michelle, its about, is this game fun for her. She's a fun person away from the golf course , so last several years she's been miserable on the golf course . She made a conscience decision in the off season, to get away from the game a little bit, and I think she
Wie the winner: 'So happy I can't think straight'
Michelle Wie speaks about finally breaking through to win her first LPGA event on United States soil, coincidentally in her home state.time for you to play like this. To break back into the winners' circle . What was the difference this week? I just I mean, I think being back home I think, it's just not putting pressure