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Live Blog From U.S. Women's Open: Michelle Wie Wins U.S. Women’s Open At Pinehurst, Brooke Henderson Wins Low Amateur

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:33 Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:10

by Alfie Lau
 

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Both the American and Canadian flags flew high at Pinehurst #2 on Sunday.
 
American prodigy Michelle Wie finally won her first Major, fulfilling the promise she showed more than a decade ago when she burst on the golf scene and looked set to rule the world of women’s golf.
 
But after injuries and growing pains set her back – and would see Wie win only 3 LPGA tournaments since she turned pro 9 years ago – Wie took control of this U.S. Open on Friday and doggedly hung on until there were no competitors left to vanquish.

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Live Blog From U.S. Women's Open: Yang Threatens To Spoil U.S. Women’s Open At Pinehurst For Another Famous American Golfer

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014 15:25 Saturday, 21 June 2014 15:00

by Alfie Lau
 

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Forgive me, but this script seems awfully familiar.
 
An unheralded South Korean golfer with the last name of Yang comes out of nowhere to vanquish an American golf hero whose last name starts with W in a blistering hot course in the middle of the United States.
 
But unlike 2009, when YE Yang conquered Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship at Hazeltine, it’s 24-year-old Amy Yang who threatens to upset Michelle Wie’s apple cart.
 
Amy Yang hasn’t won anything yet, but getting herself into the final group with Wie has eerie reminders of five years ago during a steamy week in Minnesota.

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Live U.S. Women's Open Blog: The Tiger Effect On Women’s Golf

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014 10:57 Saturday, 21 June 2014 09:58

by Alfie Lau
 

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I’m certainly no apologist for women’s golf, but on a day when the three top American female golfers get ready to contest the U.S. Women’s Open, the big story in golf is, once again, Tiger Woods.
 
Woods, who announced via Facebook that he’s returning from back surgery next week at his own tournament, the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, was the lead news story on ESPN, which is carrying the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst.
 
And ESPN didn’t even bother leading with the leaders, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson and Stacy Lewis. Instead, they led with the no doubt captivating story of 11-year-old Lucy Li, who shot 78-78 to miss the cut by 7 strokes.

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Live Blog From 2014 U.S. Women's Open: Michelle Wie Leads U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, Henderson And Sue Kim T14

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014 10:57 Saturday, 21 June 2014 00:36

by Alfie Lau
 

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It’s not exactly Martin Kaymer going into the weekend of the U.S. Open with a 6-stroke lead but for Michelle Wie and her three-stroke lead, it might be the start of a dream weekend.
 
As hyped a golf superstar as we can remember since she turned pro in 2005, Wie is still looking for that first Major victory, a point she could not have missed at the Kraft Nabisco earlier this year when she was outgunned by younger gun Lexi Thompson, who won her first Major at age 19.
 
After two consecutive under-par rounds of (-2) 68, Wie, now at (-4) 136, is allowing herself to think about what could be her reality in 48 hours.

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Live U.S. Women's Open Blog: Amateur Hour At The U.S. Women’s Open

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014 10:57 Friday, 20 June 2014 22:24

by Alfie Lau
 
altCould this be the year an amateur wins the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst?
 
Aussie Minjee Lee is at even par 140 after two rounds, following her opening round 69 with a (+1) round of 71 on Friday morning.
 
Sure, Lee is four strokes behind Michelle Wie, who shot her second straight round of (-2) 68, but Lee isn’t scared of anybody.
 
“(I’ll) just try and chase (Wie),” said Lee. “I’m going to stick to what I’ve been doing all week. So nothing is going to change. . . . I think I have the ability to contend and I think in the future, I’ll be able to win some tournaments.”

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