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Wie leaves driver in bag; still manages first-round 73

Updated: June 8, 2007, 12:49 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | Golf World

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. -- Michelle Wie, playing in a no-win situation and with no driver, but she still managed to cobble together a gutsy 1-over-par 73 on Thursday in the first round of the McDonald's LPGA Championship.

Following a brilliant strategy devised by swing coach David Leadbetter, the 17-year-old phenom, who ruffled plenty of feathers last week with her withdrawal at the Ginn Tribute, finished a marathon five-and-a-half-hour round in the fading light of day and before 13 people ...

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