Musings and Mulligans

Roy Lang III is The Times Assistant Sports Editor. He played golf at Centenary College. He has covered six major golf championships and also covered last year’s Ryder Cup. As an added bonus, both Hal Sutton and David Toms are on his speed-dial.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Wie 9 back after first round 74

It appears Michelle Wie will not win her first tournament this week. The 16-year-old fired a 74 in the first round of the Women's British Open and is currently nine strokes behind Juli Inkster, who is 7-under par after 17 holes.
It's too bad it's going to take a victory for her to be considered a success. But this is the position she's (her family, too) put herself in.