Wie has only a single blemish in an otherwise impressive first round
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On the sixth hole of the Legends Course here at LPGA International, an old man drove up to the tee box in a golf cart late Wednesday morning. He had a placard in his window that read "Trashman" and two large bins in the back. He did not fetch any garbage or unload one of his bins. No, instead the Trashman asked, "How's Michelle doing?"
He got his answer, then drove away.
Michelle Wie played 18 holes Wednesday without a Nike rep watching, without a William Morris ...
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2008 LPGA TOUR Q-SCHOOL FINALS
Michelle Wie has contended in women's majors and nearly made the cut of a PGA Tour event. One thing she's never owned, though, is official status on any professional circuit. That is, until she finished tied for seventh at 2008 Q-school.
What: LPGA Tour Q-school final stage
When: Dec. 3-7
Courses: LPGA International -- the Legends and Champions courses
Location: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Field: 140 players
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Day 4• Adelson: Wie proves again her worth to LPGA
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Day 2• Adelson: Wie goes old school at Q-school
• Wie a contender after two rounds of Q-school
Day 1• Adelson: Wie steady as she goes in first round
• Wie opens with 69 on tough Q-school course