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Mr. Wie, can Michelle come out and play?
October 16, 2005

Michelle Wie will get her first chance to earn a paycheck at this week's Samsung World Championship in Palm Desert, Calif. But where will we see her on the women's circuit in '06? Like it or not (see MY SHOT, page G14), she can't go everywhere: Because she's not an LPGA member, she's limited to six sponsor's exemptions, plus the U.S. Women's Open and the Weetabix Women's British Open, which are not LPGA events. Golf Plus called the directors of every U.S.-based LPGA tournament and asked if they'd offer her a tee time. With the exception of the State Farm Classic--where Doug Eibling said, sadly, "I'm not sure if we'll try. We're in September, so by then she'll likely have used all of her exemptions"--everyone said yes. Here's an educated guess at where she'll end up.

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Event '05 Dates Chances Reason Perks
SBS Open
at Turtle Bay
Feb 24-26 100% It's a home game Can sleep in own bed
Safeway
International
March 17-20 95% Pairs well with Kraft Nabisco Spring break in 'Zona, baby
Kraft
Nabisco
March 24-27 100% Major! Extended spring break
ShopRite
Classic
June 3-5 50% Classic course near Atlantic City Lots of Trump signs
McDonald's
LPGA
Championship
June 9-12 100% Major! Free Big Macs
Wegmans
Rochester
June 16-19 65% Something to do between the LPGA and the Open Bright lights of Pittsford, N.Y.
U.S. Women's
Open
June 23-26 100% Major! Tuneup for the John Deere?
Evian
Masters
July 20-23 95% Why go to Europe for just one week? Awesome shopping
Weetabix
Women's
British Open
July 28-31 100% Major! Showing off the mock turtlenecks
Safeway
Classic
Aug. 19-21 50% Down the road from a certain clubmaker Short hop home for senior year

 

PHOTODARREN CARROLL (WIE)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)