Michelle Wie will take another shot at making the cut at a PGA event this week at the John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities. The 16-year-old for Hawaii has tried four other times to make it to the weekend at a PGA event, including last year’s John Deere Classic where she came up short. Wie says she feels comfortable on the Deere course and says the fairways are forgiving. Wie says all that matters is how she hits the shots.
Wie feels she has a good chance this week. She says she feels like she’s gotten a lot more consistent and is putting better. Wie says she is not feeling any added pressure as she makes another attempt to be the first woman to make the cut at a PGA event since 1945.
Wie says a lot of people have different expectations of her and she has her own expectations. Wie says she’s not going to worry about the cut, she’s just going to try and make the cut and go to the British Open.
It has been a few years since Wie has won a tournament but she does not feel playing in the men’s tournaments have hurt her on the LPGA Tour. Wie says it’s not like she’s a fulltime member of the LPGA or the PGA, as she says she’s trying to figure out what she wants to do.
Wie says she has a good balance of events right now and a win will come when it comes. Wie says she wants to do what she wants to do and not follow anything else. Wie tees off Thursday morning in the opening round of the tournament.