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Family decisions likely derailed Wie

Originally Published: July 7, 2009
By Eric Adelson | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Eric Adelson's new book, "The Sure Thing: The Making and Unmaking of Golf Phenom Michelle Wie."

No woman had ever qualified to play in the U.S. Open -- the men's version -- or any other men's major golf tournament.

In fact, no woman had ever emerged from local qualifying prior to the 2006 U.S. Open. Michelle Wie tackled that stage in Honolulu only a week after returning from making the cut in a men's tournament, the SK ...

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