Michelle Wie is an artist, both on and off the course. The former U.S. Open champion loves herself some fashion, and this week she's getting to show that style off at the 2017 Solheim Cup in Iowa. On a sneaky great golf week, the European women and U.S. women will square off at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club to try and win their second straight Cup. Wie will be one of the major cogs in the U.S. engine, and everyone within a 20-mile radius will know it. She's had her hair braided red, white and blue and is sporting some of the wildest golf shoes I've ever seen (side note: I love them, and I want Patrick Reed in them next October for the Ryder Cup). A post shared by Michelle Wie (@themichellewie)
Omar Uresti is a lightning rod for controversy, despite not breaking any rules. The 49-year-old from Austin, Texas, competed in his third straight PGA Championship this week as a “club pro,” using a back-nine 32 on Friday to make the cut on his way to a T-73 finish. “They keep saying ‘club pro,’ and he’s the furthest thing from a club pro,” said Darrell Fuston, the director of golf at the Woodlands (Texas) Country Club and a member of the board of directors at the Southern Texas Section of the PGA of America. Uresti is a former PGA Tour player who, after his Tour career fizzled out, found his way into local Southern Texas Section tournaments and eventually national qualifiers for the PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy will try to defend his FedEx Cup title after deciding against sitting out the rest of the season to rest a persistent rib injury. Speaking after a tie for 22nd in the US PGA Championship on Sunday which completed a third successive year without a major title, McIlroy said he was in two minds about competing again in 2017. "I don't know what I'm going to do," McIlroy, who has played just 13 events this season, said after a closing 68 at Quail Hollow. After seeking the advice of sports scientist Steve McGregor in Northern Ireland, McIlroy chose the latter option and posted a link on Twitter on Friday evening to a competition to win the chance to play with him during the pro-am ahead of the BMW Championship in September.