KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) – Michelle Wie is hoping a Hawaii stop on the LPGA Tour will inject a little aloha into her game.
She’s 91st in the world ranking after breaking 70 only once in 18 rounds so far this season. She’s coming off a season-best tie for 41st two weeks ago in the Kraft Nabisco Championship – after starting the tournament with an apology from Annika Sorenstam for being quoted as saying the former child prodigy hasn’t shown the talent that initially made her a star.
And ahead of a press conference to open the LPGA Lotte Championship, organizers planned to bring five players – including the world’s top three – to introduce the tournament to reporters. But not Wie.
Still, the 23-year-old says she’s happy and plans to just have fun.