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.
Homecoming: Wie talks playing at home, charity
Michelle Wie joined Tom Abbot after her second round 67 at the LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii.
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.
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.her career so she is not a novice when it comes to playing golf in competition and when it comes to playing in conditions. And there's been a bit of a condition here all week. I, I would have probably called it a little bit more than a bit of a condition, because the wind has just ruled every decision that you make. And if you wanna to look at it in a match play situation, its not I know that, but Yo ju Kim, the youngster 18 years of age playing along with Michelle Wie in that final group with Angela Stanford, Stanford a veteran of Sohan cup, so she knows how to do that too. Yeah. That's true. You know. It, it's really We, we don't know how the young Korean will play, but she seems to be so calm and cool that I expect her to play very well. But I suppose the player that everyone is looking at to really put on some pressure and make some fireworks happen early in the day in the final round is Michelle Wie . Well certainly everyone out here at the golf course here too. Big galleries watching her the first couple of days and, and hoping and expecting her to break through at some point. Not just in Hawaii, but in the United States. She's got to win or two wins coming outside of the United States, one in Canada and one in Mexico. But it's Angela Stanford who has a four shot lead, we expect the winds to blow again. For the fourth consecutive day here in Hawaii.
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
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 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
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's home run: Lotte Champ. final-round recap
Terry Gannon and Judy Rankin recap the final round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.67 on the final day for Michelle Wie , but even beyond that win number three and it comes here at home, Oahu, at her home course. How sweet could thisIt's not too long till the Women's Open comes around in June. Major championships ahead perhaps and maybe the start of something special this year in 2014. It had been four years since she had won and now she came close at a major and has won at home. Michelle Wie 14 under.
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
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.death. Those holes will be 16, 17, and 18, and according to PGA tour commissioner Tim Finchem, they will test all the facets of a player's physical and mental game, while under the pressure of trying to win such a significant championship. The tournament last had a playoff in 2011 when K.J. Choi edged out David Thomas . Tiger Woods won for a second time at the Players last year, but his back problems have ruled out any chance of defending his