Wie fills headlines as season approaches

The season hasn't even started yet and Michelle Wie is already filling the headlines. From her trip to the White House to being named one of six sports stars to watch in 2010 by CNN World Sport, you can read it all below.

The wonder of Michelle Wie

By Christina MacFarlane, CNN

London, England (CNN) -- The downfall of Tiger Woods has left the golf world eager for an uplifting story, and arguably there are few better placed to provide this tale than 20-year-old Michelle Wie.

The women's game may struggle to compete with the men's in terms of profile, but if there is any player who could help to bridge this gap it is the Stanford University student from Hawaii. Read more >>

 

Six rising sport stars for 2010

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • CNN World Sport selects its six sports stars to watch in 2010
  • Michelle Wie, Sebastien Vettel, Dominic Adiyiah, Kevin Durant, Marin Cilic and Lindsey Vonn are the picks
  • 2010 sees major events such as the World Cup in South Africa and Winter Olympic
  • Games in Vancouver

 

Wie commits to LPGA's season opener
By RANDALL MELL, Senior Writer, GolfChannel.com

Michelle Wie officially committed this morning to play in the LPGA's season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand Feb. 18-21.

Wie also plans to stay and play in the HSBC Women's Champions event in Singapore the following week. Read more >>

 

Make room for Lehman  

By Ann Miller, Honolulu Advertiser Staff Writer

He does have an opinion on the Punahou graduate's wild road to her first professional victory.

"It was good to see her finally win," Lehman said. "She had to kind of earn it. She's never stayed at a level long enough to dominate. She always played way ahead of her age. When she should have been playing juniors, she was playing big amateur events. When she should have been playing big-time amateur events she was playing men's events. She never stayed somewhere where she could dominate. I think it actually hurt her. Seeing her win and catching up to her ability I expect her to have a great year." Read more >>

 

Wie, Solheim Cup U.S. team members meet Obama

By Honolulu Advertiser Staff

Punahou School was well represented at the Oval Office today as Michelle Wie and the U.S. Solheim Cup team members visited President Obama.

The two-day tour of the nation's capital was part of the celebration of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team's victory. Read More>>

 

Golf world without Woods gets Michelle Wie

By Dan O'Neill, ChinaPost.com.tw

Everyone, golf fan or not, is aware of the tabloid troubles surrounding Tiger Woods, infidelity issues that have led the world's No. 1 player taking an indefinite leave of absence.

At the same time, a few weeks earlier, Michelle Wie made entirely different kinds of headlines' finally fulfilling expectations by winning her first LPGA tournament. Read More >>

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