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Connections help Wie gain spot in PGA event

Updated: April 21, 2006, 6:56 PM ET
Associated Press

FARMINGTON, Pa. -- Michelle Wie has received a sponsor's exemption to play in the 84 Lumber Classic, giving the 16-year-old from Hawaii three starts on the PGA Tour this year.

Wie, who has not made the cut in seven previous times competing against men, will be part of the 144-player field Sept. 14-17 at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, 84 Lumber spokesman Jeff Nobers said Friday.

Wie's family has known 84 Lumber president Maggie Hardy Magerko for several years, and the company has ...

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