Wie, unable to earn card on tour, enters Q-school
Unable to earn her card through sponsor exemptions, Michelle Wie has entered the LPGA Tour qualifying school and will play the first stage next week on the California course where she first rose to fame at age 13.
The top 30 will advance to the final qualifier in Daytona Beach, Fla., in December, where the top 20 and ties will earn LPGA Tour cards. If Wie falls short in California, she can go to the Florida qualifier to try to get to the finals.
Wie turned pro in 2005 and, a year later, had at least a share of the lead on the back nine of three majors. Her career went into a tailspin shortly after that, when she tried to play through wrist injuries, withdrew from the Ginn Tribute when she was on the verge of shooting 88 and facing suspension, and continued to play an occasional event on men's tours.She has not won any tournament since the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links in 2003 at age 13.