WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Michelle Wie was raring to go. She sat out the morning foursomes Friday at the Solheim Cup but was paired with good friend Danielle Kang in afternoon fourballs with the U.S. trailing by a point. Wie couldn’t wait. Kang had won her match, and both were chomping at the bit to lead the red, white and blue in the first match of the session. Kang was on fire. She made everything she looked at. Wie played well, too, and made four birdies. But something was off and Wie never realized it; not until well after she and Kang dispatched of Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Madelene Sagstrom, 3 and 1. Wie was wearing the wrong uniform. She was wearing the uniform designated for the morning matches,
Rory McIlroy has decided his health is good enough for him to start the FedEx Cup playoffs next week in New York. McIlroy had said after the PGA Championship that he could feel a back muscle spasm in recent weeks as he practiced more to get ready for the final major of the year. He said when he left Quail Hollow that he could return in a few weeks or not until next year. His manager says McIlroy plans to play The Northern Trust next week at Glen Oaks on Long Island. Harry Diamond, his close friend in Northern Ireland, will remain as his caddie at least through the playoffs. McIlroy won the Tour Championship last year to capture the FedEx Cup. That was his last victory.
As far as cool backyards go, Kevin Harvick's replica of No. 12 at Augusta National is easily near the top. The NASCAR driver and avid recreational golfer loves the iconic course and even played there once a few years ago. It served as the perfect inspiration when he was figuring out what to do with part of his Charlotte, North Carolina home that would benefit everyone, including his now-5-year-old son, Keelan. "It's a little bit smaller and a little bit out of proportion, but in theory, if you're just standing back with a quick glance, it definitely looks the same," Harvick told For The Win on the phone Wednesday from a Mobil 1 Annual Protection event in New York. "So we had a corner of the yard