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Wie makes a little history
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland » The Old Course at St. Andrews has never seen anything like it.
The fabled course is offering plenty of surprises to the players preparing for the Women's British Open, the first women's professional tournament to be held at the home of golf.
"When you're watching it on TV, everything seems like it's straight in front of you," said 17-year-old Michelle Wie. "It's just so different when you play it. I never realized that almost every tee shot on the front nine is a blind tee shot."
Kim, Kono on Solheim Cup team
Kimberly Kim and Stephanie Kono are among 12 on the U.S. team for the fourth biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup, the American Junior Golf Association announced yesterday.
The event will pit the United States' top junior girls golfers against an all-star team of top juniors from Europe. It runs Sept. 10-12 in Bastad, Sweden.
It's the second Junior Solheim Cup appearance for Kim, 15, who is ranked No. 2 in the Polo Golf Rankings and No. 3 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, and is the reigning U.S. Amateur champion. She lives in Arizona but still lists Hilo and Pahoa as her hometowns.
Punahou senior Kono is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and No. 5 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings.