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Wie rebuffs recent claims by Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam that she has become distracted by getting her degree at Stanford. Speaking during the U.S. Open this month, Sorenstam even questioned whether Wie is “mentally strong enough to finish at the top” of the game.

“I want to win majors, I want to win tournaments, and I’m working very hard at that. Right now that’s my No. 1 goal,” Wie said. “And even if I’m at school, you know, I don’t go to school full time.”

The 21-year-old Wie plans to graduate, and says going to school provides balance to her life.

“I think education has always been very important to me, especially ever since I was young,” Wie said. “So I’ve been playing on LPGA tournaments and going to regular high school and all of that, so it’s been very important.”