And something she said after her play at the Deere was over caught my eye:
"On the LPGA Tour, I made the cut on my fourth try," she said. "My fourth try is coming up, so I'm really looking forward to that." (quote taken from this AP story)Her fourth try at making a PGA Tour cut is coming up? Is she simply saying that her next PGA Tour appearance - whenever that might be - will be her fourth, or is she giving a clue that she knows a fourth try is coming soon? Has she already accepted a sponsor's invitation into another PGA Tour event this year, or is she considering doing so?
The folks in charge of the Valero Texas Open need to get on the horn to the Wies right away and get her to Texas! Wie is a marketing goldmine, and she's as good or better than most players who get sponsor's exemptions anyway.
Besides, I'm convinced she would make the cut at the Texas Open. One, it's a weak field; two, it's an easy course.
Wie could put up a 65 or 66 at the Resort Course at La Cantera, there's no doubt in my mind (last year, it took 3-under to make the cut), and she'd almost be a lock to break par in both the first and second rounds. She'd be hitting wedge into most par-4s and three of the four par-5s are easily reachable in two for her. It's a short course to begin with but plays even shorter because so many of the holes play downhill. Heck, I shot a 78 there about two months ago and I stink!
Plus, most of the fairways are generous and the bermuda greens are much more like what she's used to putting on in Hawaii.
If the Texas Open becomes Michelle Wie's fourth try at making a PGA Tour cut, then she'd be right to think No. 4 will be the charm.