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Michelle Wie's star power rising

Updated: July 15, 2014, 1:30 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

When Michelle Wie tees off at the Women's British Open this week, she'll do so with a descriptor she's never had before: major champion.

Her victory at the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst on June 22 boosted Wie's profile. And it's fair to say that's good for the bottom line -- both Wie's and the LPGA's.

"I think with the LPGA, the impact of major wins is even more heightened," commissioner Mike Whan said. "The men's tour tends to get big TV and media attention kind of week ...

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