Saturday, May 06, 2006

Michelle Wie enters third round and history books

Although rain washed out the third round, Michelle Wie made history as the first woman to make the cut in a major men's tour event since 1945.

The Hawaiian-born Wie entered the third round of the SK Telecom Open on Saturday in South Korea.

Michelle Wie makes cut on PGA tour
Michelle Wie waves at the SK Telecom Open in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, May 5, where she became the first woman to make cut in PGA tour since 1945. AP photo from Yahoo News.

Babe Zaharias was the last woman to make the cut on the PGA Tour at the 1945 Tucson Open.

The accomplishment may have been sweeter as it came in Wie's ancestral homeland of Korea, where both her parents were born. Her arrival in the country has fueled a media frenzy.