Michelle Wie will get her first chance to earn a paycheck at this week's Samsung World Championship in Palm Desert, Calif. But where will we see her on the women's circuit in '06? Like it or not (see MY SHOT, page G14), she can't go everywhere: Because she's not an LPGA member, she's limited to six sponsor's exemptions, plus the U.S. Women's Open and the Weetabix Women's British Open, which are not LPGA events. Golf Plus called the directors of every U.S.-based LPGA tournament and asked if they'd offer her a tee time. With the exception of the State Farm Classic--where Doug Eibling said, sadly, "I'm not sure if we'll try. We're in September, so by then she'll likely have used all of her exemptions"--everyone said yes. Here's an educated guess at where she'll end up.
It's a home game
Can sleep in own bed
Pairs well with Kraft Nabisco
Spring break in 'Zona, baby
Extended spring break
Classic course near Atlantic City
Lots of Trump signs
Free Big Macs
Something to do between the LPGA and the Open
Bright lights of Pittsford, N.Y.
Tuneup for the John Deere?
Why go to Europe for just one week?
Showing off the mock turtlenecks
Down the road from a certain clubmaker
Short hop home for senior year
DARREN CARROLL (WIE)