So this is what all the Michelle Wie hype was about.
The 19-year-old "next big thing gone dormant" absolutely destroyed the LPGA International Champions Course Thursday, the easier of the two, shooting a 7-under 65 that has her tied for the lead after two days at 10-under.
Wie was in a t-6 after her first round 3-under 69 yesterday. The 90-hole event cuts to 70 players and ties after 72 holes are complete, and the top 20 finishers after the fifth day get full exemption onto the LPGA Tour for 2009.
Basically, this is the breakthrough we have been waiting for from Wie. She has always had the talent but never seemed, over the past two years, to make it all come together at once. Too many times we saw Wie make a triple-bogey here or a costly three-putt there. This week, it appears, Wie is just going out with that "I'm the best golfer in this field and I know it" mentality that guys like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus have, and had, respectively.
If you think she is just trying to qualify, you may be wrong. The big knock on Wie was that while she was talented and could finish high in LPGA events, she didn't know how to win. Do you think being at the top of this field by the end of the week might change some of those critics?
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