She also had to go left of the pin to avoid another bunker. She said she enjoys playing on a course that's full of birdie chances but added, "It's pretty hard because I feel like every hole, everybody has a chance to make birdie.
I just try to play my own game and have fun." Wie fired a 31 on the front nine, capped by a 30-foot birdie on No. But she missed a 5-foot birdie putt at 15 and a 7-foot birdie putt at 17, shots that would have pulled her into the lead.
LPGA Tour stars Michelle Wie and Danielle Kang are more than just friends. Indeed, Wie refers to Kang as her “little sis,” so, naturally, she was thrilled to watch first-hang Kang walk away with her first major victory on Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
PHOENIX -- Michelle Wie would love to live life as a contender again.
The couple is said to have met while they both attended Stanford in 2008.
Currently Lopez –who’s twin brother is also a baller playing for the Brooklyn Nets –plays center for the Portland Trail Blazers.
The past two days seem "a lot sweeter" compared to "struggling to make the cuts on Fridays," Wie said.
"Trying to make the cut is a whole different feeling than trying to make birdies to stay in contention. "I'm really proud of the way I've played the last two days to give myself an opportunity. I'm really excited." Playing in the same group, Stacy Lewis and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn shot identical scores for the second straight day and continue to lead.
Katie Burnett, who also was tied for the lead after the first round, shot 70 and is among those three shots back at 134r.Brook Lopez — the 7-foot Brooklyn Nets center — and Michelle Wie — the global golf star — were apparently seen leaving Game 2 together as Lopez’s Nets took on the Miami Heat. She used to be linked to Brook’s twin brother Robin Lopez, who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers.Michelle Wie and Genie Bouchard are bringing sexy back to their sports -- giving some golf and tennis unis a Britney Spears themed makeover ... The two busted out the scissors for a Nike shoot -- and cut their traditional shirts into crop tops ... The couple first denied they were an item but you know how this things work, they are always only good friends until images prove otherwise.The basketball player must be ecstatic for his golfer girl, they make one great celebrity-athlete couple.His girlfriend –a former teen prodigy –is making the headlines as she bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No2 to bury a 25ft birdie putt on the 17th hole.That sent the 24-year-old to her first major championship, a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis in the US Women’s Open."It's always hard to follow up a round like yesterday," said Lewis, who started a 59 watch at the course after shooting 29 on the front nine Thursday.I'm happy with the day." Lewis played bogey free thanks in part to a great save out of a fairway bunker at No. She took a 9-iron from 144 yards and got it on the green, well short of the hole, but close enough for a routine two-putt. But I had to hit it really good to get it onto the green," she said. I hit it perfect." Jutanugarn, a big hitter who is playing without a driver this week, also was satisfied.She now has four career victories, and moves to the top of the LPGA money list after winning the biggest event in women’s golf! The 26-year-old doesn’t seem to mind his girl takes all the media attention; with over 140k followers on Twitter the lovely Wie seems to be a little more famous than her curled-up guy.But Lopez is a fan favorite among the Portland faithful, reckoned for his blue-collar style of play he recorded 29 double-doubles and broke the franchise single season record for offensive rebounds during his first season with the Blazers.