Women’s professional golf is all wrapped up for 2009. From AP-
Honolulu’s Michelle Wie put on a show and a strong rally to finish second in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.
Wie, who started the day six shots back of leader and eventual winner In Kyung Kim, shot a bogey-free 7-under-par 65 to finish with a 15-under 273.
Kim of South Korea shot a 4-under 68 for a four-round total of 18-under 270 to win by three shots.
Wie had three birdies on the front and four on the back, including three in a row on Nos. 12-14.
She got within two shots of Kim with a hole â€” the par-5 18th â€” left. But Wie parred the hole and Kim birdied it.
Kim, who plays her golf with an almost perpetual smile on her face, has quietly played some of the best golf in the last 15 months. She won for the first time in late 2008 and then followed that up with a more than solid 2009. A win at the State Farm Classic, $1,238,396.00 in earnings, and 8th on the LPGA money list. Kim could be the #2 South Korean player in the world right now. It is either her or Na Yeon Choi. Of course, Ji Yai Shin is #1.
Michelle Wie finished 2009 on a strong note. I expect her to be in the winner’s circle at least once during the 2010 LPGA tour campaign.
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