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Michelle Wie Skips School


There's no I in team but there is one in Wie. For those who think
Michelle Wie's schedule is too demanding for a 14-year-old high
school freshman, word comes from Hawaii that she may be cutting
back. Wie might not play for Punahou School this year because
several of the school's most important matches conflict with her
outside tournaments. Wie's father, B.J., hopes to approach coach
John Proud next week about accepting Michelle on the team even
though he'll only get her part time.

Is it Woosie or Woozy? On Dec. 22 Ian Woosnam, the 45-year-old
former Masters champion, spent the night drying out in a holding
cell after being picked up while visibly impaired on the streets
near his home in Jersey, England. Woosnam was released in the
morning, and no charges have been filed.

Dave, that's not funny Dave. Let's hope U.S. Ryder Cup captain
Hal Sutton has a more engaging oratorical style than the
similarly named computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Starting
with the Bob Hope Classic, the 45-year-old former PGA champion
will join ABC's broadcast team as an analyst.

Taking-it-serious Lee. For the last few years Lee Trevino has
been cutting back his schedule as a prelude to retirement. Now,
the 64-year-old's plans have changed. "I've been working with a
[personal] trainer, I'm healthy again, and I'm going to
rededicate myself this year," says Trevino. The six-time major
winner, who's won 29 times on both the PGA and Champions tours,
plans to play 18 to 20 senior events this year and hopes to get
his first victory since the 2000 NFL Classic.


THIS WEEK: Women playing in PGA Tour events: Is it the future or
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