U.S. Women's Open: Michelle Wie’s stock plummets at Sebonack

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LPGA Tour commissioner Michael Whan may want to reconsider his tip on being ‘the first one to buy’ stock in Michelle Wie, whose got off to a horrific start at the U.S. Women’s Open.

Michelle Wie’s game was on an upswing heading into this week’s U.S. Women’s Open but it came crashing down before she ever made it to the second tee at Sebonack Golf Club.

Wie came to Southampton, N.Y., with consecutive T9 finishes in her bag following an absolute car-wreck of a season, and had LPGA Tour commissioner Michael Whan singing the praises of the former pre-teen prodigy.

“If Michelle Wie was a stock,” Whan said during Golf Channel’s hour-long roundtable “State of the Game” discussion Wednesday night, “I would be the first one to buy it, because I still think there's a lot more to come, there's a lot more to come there.”

Wie, after starting her day with a quadruple-bogey eight on the par-4 10th hole, may not have a lot more to come in this week alone. After a double and two bogeys on her outgoing nine and three straight bogeys early after making the turn, the 23-year-old Stanford grad with the awkward putting stroke was at 10-over through 16 and just four spots north of DFL for the morning wave, which included world No. 1 Inbee Park.

Park, cruising through 16 at 4-under and with a one-shot lead over Karine Icher was living up to her billing as the dominant force in women’s golf. The 24-year-old entered the week seeking back-to-back-to-back major victories, and had Wie, 14 shots back, looking like a particularly poor investment.

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