“Obviously, I'm disappointed I didn't make it,” she said. “I'm satisfied with the way I tried. I played my hardest out there.”
Her next stop is a major - against the women.
Wie opened with a 68 on the easier South course and still had a chance to get one of 18 spots available to the 153-player field at Canoe Brook when headed to the back nine. Needing at least one birdie to have a chance, her inability to master the greens finally caught up with her. And the cheers from 3,500 fans that carried her throughout the day turned to sympathetic applause at the end.
She finished at 1-over 143, a score that might have been good enough to make the cut if this were a tournament.
But she was trying to make history, not a cut. And ultimately, she didn't come close.
“I'm very proud of her,” said her father, B.J. Wie. “A little disappointed, but very proud. I think Michelle demonstrated that it's possible for a woman to play in a men's major.”