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Michelle Wie is back but is her golf game?

Her results in Hawaii were mixed.

KAPOLEI, Hawaii — After two encouraging rounds to start her year, Michelle Wie shot a 6-over 78 on Saturday in the final round of Fields Open to finish 20 strokes behind winner Paula Creamer.

“Obviously I’m a little disappointed with today’s round,” said Wie, who opened with rounds of 69 and 73.

At 4-over 220, she tied for last among the 74 players who made the cut.

“Felt like I was a little rusty out there,” Wie said. “I just got to keep on playing.”

The 18-year-old Wie, who started the round on No. 10 at 2 under, went double bogey-par-triple bogey to fall to 3 over heading into the turn. She rebounded a bit on the final nine, with two birdies and three bogeys, including one on the final hole.


The Stanford freshman shot a 69 on Thursday, breaking 70 for the first time since the Evian Ladies Masters in July 2006. She made the cut with two strokes to spare with a second round 73.

I’d say the jury is still out. Michelle’s results were all right the first two rounds. Houndog did however note that while Michelle shooting a first round 69, she only hit six fairways and nine greens in regulation.

Where does Michelle play next? I don’t know, but I did read she wasn’t invited to the Kraft Nabisco the LPGA’s first major. We may have to wait a while before getting chance to evaluate the state of Michelle Wie’s golf game.

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