It’s safe to say that Michelle Wie treads her own path in the game, and the American revealed another idiosyncrasy at the Ricoh Women's British Open.



It’s safe to say that Michelle Wie treads her own path in the game. Whether it’s attempting to tackle the men as a precocious teenager, an unorthodox putting stance or her controversial clothing choices.

As she faced the press following a sensational eight-under-par opening round at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, we consequently shouldn’t have been too surprised when her latest golfing escapade came packaged with an unusually confession.

The American has added a couple of unusual clubs to her bag this week. Namely, an 11-wood to replace her 5-iron and a 9-wood to replace her 4-hybrid.

It transpires that an 11-wood, perhaps more synonymous with the high-handicappers among us, is so unusual that Callaway had to dig into their archives to find a model suitable for the twenty-seven-year-old to use.


‘’It’s easier to hit than a bladed 5-iron.’’

Well, we certainly agree with that!

It certainly did Wie no harm, as she carded nine birdies at a blustery Kingsbarns Links to lead the penultimate major by one from Korean In-Kyung Kim.

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