No Wie, but still plenty of players to watch at Sony
Michelle Wie is not there to kick around. For the first time in five years, the former Hawaiian phenom is absent from the field at the Sony Open, failing to garner an invite after a disastrous season of golf. Wie, apparently, will concentrate solely on women's events this year.So Honolulu and the Sony Open will not be quite the circus it has been in previous years, although that is not to say there are not plenty of other interesting players teeing it up in the season's first full-field event. Here are a half-dozen of 'em:
Tiger Woods, saying he hoped to one day soon take down the game's No. 1 player. Never mind that Day is just 20 years old and will be the youngest player on the PGA Tour this year. You do have to admire the kid's gumption. He played in seven PGA Tour events in 2006, making five cuts, with his best finish a tie for 11th at the Reno-Tahoe Open. Last year he had one victory and seven top-10s on the Nationwide Tour.
K.J. Choi as the only Koreans to win on the European Tour. Yang, who turns 36 next week, played in the Masters last year and tied for 30th. He also made it into the CA Championship, the Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship. He won four times on the Japan Tour between 2004 and 2006, finishing among the top-10 money winners each year. Yang finished sixth at Q-school, shooting under par in all six rounds. Bob Harig is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com. He can be reached at BobHarig@gmail.com.
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