In This New FREE Report You'll Discover 7 Quick And Easy Things To Instantly Improve Your Ball Striking. Here's a small preview of what you'll find in the PDF:
- Shortcut#1: Discover Ben Hogan's secret for hitting the sweet spot consistently.
- Shortcut #2: The cure for fat shots.
- Shortcut #3: The key to a successful golf swing.
- Shortcut #4: How to hit one shot - consistently.
- Shortcut #5: Improve your consistency by doing this.
- Shortcut #6: The real way to play one shot at a time.
- Shortcut #7: Ben Hogan's secret to low scores.
After rounds of 81-74 and a missed cut in her return to competition last week at the Kia Classic, Michelle Wie West was happy to make her second start at a familiar place.
Wie West has been playing Mission Hills since 2003, when she was a 13-year-old amateur who made the cut at what is now the ANA Inspiration.
This week marks her 16th start in the event and after one round, she’s put herself in early position for an improbable first win.
Wie West shot 2-under 70 on Thursday. She’s three off the lead, held by Shanshan Feng, who is making her first start on tour since 2019.
“I am just happy to see my name on the first page of the leaderboard,” she said after her round. “That’s really special to me. Been a long time since I’ve seen that.”
Wie West took off 21 months from LPGA competition as she battled injuries in 2019 and gave birth to her first child in 2020, skipping the pandemic-shortened season.
Last week’s start in Southern California was a rude awakening but Wie West said she took some lessons with her to Rancho Mirage and applied them nicely in Round 1.
Beginning with a bogey on her first hole, the par-4 10th, she almost aced the par-3 14th for her first birdie of the day. After making the turn, she birdied three holes in a row, beginning at the first.
Wie West dropped one shot coming in, at the sixth, but was pleased with the result.
“It was fun today making putts out here. I have a lot of great memories, my first one being 18 years ago,” she said. “I was kind of looking back yesterday. This place a really special to me and I’m just glad to be here. What a great day.”