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Wie makes big splash at Bighorn

Updated: October 17, 2005, 9:25 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | GolfDigest.com

PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Granted, Indian Wells is a little different than Milwaukee, but the fact that Nike founder Phil Knight traveled to the California desert to witness first-hand the professional debut of Michelle Wie tells you something about the potential significance of the newest athlete to wear the swoosh.

After all, Knight passed on going to Wisconsin when Tiger Woods made his first appearance as a pro nine years ago. And while it is perhaps too early to label this the Michelle ...

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