Michelle Wie Takes The Canadian Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner

On Thursday after their first rounds both Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie were leading their respective golf tournaments.  Wie had the outright lead at The Canadian Women’s Open and Tiger was tied for the lead after a stellar 65.  While Tiger played well this week compared to his fortunes of late, it is Michelle Wie that performed like the champion she was supposed to become.

Her two under par 70 gave her a three stroke margin in her wire to wire victory.  Wie’s tournament started with an ace on the eleventh hole in round one and she continued her solid play through the week.  A string of three birdies on 13, 14 and 15 gave her a cushion that couldn’t be overcome.

This is Wie’s second professional win on The LPGA Tour but she has yet to win in America.  He first win came last season at The Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico and today’s win took place in Winnipeg Canada.  Now that she has north and south of the border covered she’ll be looking for her first win in the states the next tees it up.

This win can only mean good things for the LPGA.  With a depleted schedule and the perceived lack of a dominant American the tour needed Wie to show her stuff. Wie is turning into a force on tour and maybe she is more capable of dealing with the enormous pressure of the unfulfilled expectations as she matures as a young woman.


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