U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
Wie enters qualifying for U.S. Women’s Open
Michelle Wie was among 1,236 players who have entered the U.S. Women's Open, the first time she will go through open qualifying for a major since she was in the eighth grade.
The USGA released the list of approved entries yesterday. It was the fifth consecutive year the number exceeded 1,000, and this year's number was only slightly lower than the 1,251 entries a year ago.
The Women's Open will be held June 26-29 at Interlachen outside Minneapolis.
Wie, now a freshman at Stanford, submitted her entry last week, well before the Tuesday deadline. She is exempt from the first stage of local qualifying because she played in the U.S. Women's Open last year, withdrawing during the second round.
Once a promising phenom, Wie's career has been in a nose dive since she tried to play through injuries to both wrists last year. She missed the cut or withdrew from five LPGA Tour events, and finished near the bottom at two other events.