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Topic - Michelle Wie
Lydia Ko didn't need to wait for the prize money to be distributed to realize why this week is so different on the LPGA Tour.
Lexi Thompson moved into position for her second victory in her last four starts, taking the third-round lead Saturday in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
The McGladrey Classic still isn't sure what kind of field to expect as a regular PGA Tour event in November, about a month later than usual, and one week after most of the top players are in Shanghai for the HSBC Champions. For crowd appeal, the tournament received a boost from the commitment of Darren Clarke.
Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour's new wraparound season.
Amy Yang birdied the first playoff hole on Sunday to beat South Korean compatriot Hee Kyung Seo and win the KEB HanaBank Championship for her first career title.
Webb Simpson opened a four-stroke lead Friday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, taking advantage of perfect scoring conditions at TPC Summerlin.
Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Lexi Thompson after the first round of the Safeway Classic.
The Europeans wanted to make history by winning the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time.
For the first time in Solheim Cup history, the Europeans are leaving America with the trophy.
Karine Icher put an emphatic end to a stunning shutout that put Europe on the verge of its first Solheim Cup win in America.
Michelle Wie hasn't won a tournament in three years. She didn't come close to earning a spot on the Solheim Cup. Being a captain's pick for the second time on the last three American teams stood out even more this year because one of the players left out won on the LPGA Tour this year.
Morgan Pressel played her way onto another Solheim Cup team. Michelle Wie is returning as a captain's pick.
Inbee Park isn't the only player in need of a big week at St. Andrews.
The U.S. Golf Association wanted to make a splash in its selection of sites for the new U.S. Amateur Four-Ball championship announced earlier this year.
Michelle Wie has withdrawn from the U.S. Women's Open, citing illness, before she would have completed the fog-suspended second round, set to miss the cut.
"I'm hoping to teach young people to have fun with their game, to be competitive, to really want something and to realize the importance of having a dream," Wie said. "I think it's really important to inspire young people to take up sports. It's important to be active and be outdoors."
"It's one of my biggest focuses, making the American team for Rio," she said.