Reeling from the aftershock of a recent disqualification at the LPGA Tour, Michelle Wie has made the decision to play against the men — again.
Reports say that Wie will participate in the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. This will be the first time she will play on the PGA Tour in this year, and her eighth time overall playing on the PGA Tour. Since her first try, she has yet to make a cut. It was only on the Korean Tour back in 2006 where Wie made money playing against men.
According to Wie, “It is not every day that a woman is given the opportunity to play on the greatest tour in the world. This is a tremendous opportunity for me to learn from these great players and take those lessons into the future to becoming the best player I can be on any tour. This is another step in the process of making me a better player.”
Currently, Wie has no status on any tour. She is set to play her seventh and final tour on the LPGA this year at the CN Canadian Women’s Open in August. The Reno-Tahoe Open kicks off in July 31, and is held at the Montreux Golf & Country Club.
Wie’s chances of securing a 2009 LPGA Tour card rests on the possibility of her winning around $80,000 on her last tournament of the year. This would mean that she would have to finish on the top-three. If not, then she might be heading to the first two stages of qualifying.