The leaderboard at the HSBC Women’s Championship in Singapore has plenty of big names on it.
The top 5 includes Anna Nordqvist, Mo Martin and Brooke Henderson. However, the person leading the tournament is most surprising– Michelle Wie. The LPGA’s biggest star hasn’t lead a tournament since 2014, and her lead today is slim.
With a 6 under 66, Wie only holds the lead by one stroke. More remarkable than her lead was her overall play; Wie hit 17 greens in her round March 1st. Michelle Wie also made 8 birdies and 2 bogeys.
The lead comes after a long cold streak of 59 events without a win and only one top 10 finish since 2014. The reason for the lack of wins? Wie battles injury upon injury for years now, including neck spasms, a bone bruised finger and knee and hip injuries.
Maybe that wasn’t all that bad, because now she feels much better about playing, stating after her round:
“To go out there and just play some golf and focus on my game rather than trying to finish out rounds. I’m very proud of myself today.”
Now that she seems to have overcome injury, Tiger Woods may want to take note. Tiger has been experiencing issues long before Wie, but I feel like Tiger’s issues have dragged on because of the pressure placed on him. Wie could help Tiger get over the injuries, and I would say Tiger can handle the crowds. But enough about Eldrick, let’s focus on Michelle.
Will Michelle Wie continue her play at the HSBC Women’s Championship? Stay tuned to find out. In the mean time, take a look at some snaps from Wiezy’s Insta: