Wie to play season-ending event in Dubai
Sunday, January 23, 2011
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Michelle Wie will end her season by playing in the Dubai Masters, the final Ladies European Tour event of the year.
Tour officials announced Monday that Wie will be in the field at the $642,330 event from Dec. 6-11 at Emirates Golf Club.
The 20-year-old American, who finished runner-up in Dubai last year, has improved five spots to No. 7 in the Rolex World Rankings after winning the Canadian Women’s Open last month. She finished second Sunday in Arkansas.
“Obviously, my No. 1 goal is to win the tournament, but I can't really control all of it," Wie said. "What I can control is how hard I try and what I can do. What I can do is to have fun out there and just play the best I can."
“I have great respect for players on the Ladies European Tour and their competitiveness is second to none, something which I have experienced first-hand during the Solheim Cup,” said Wie, who, as a captain’s pick, was instrumental in leading the U.S. team to victory with a 3-0-1 record.