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,
Doug Ghim advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur on Friday with a 2-and-1 victory over Scotland's Connor Syme. Tommy Humphrey also advanced with a 1-up victory over Taiwan's Chun An Yu. Doc Redman beat Australia's Travis Smyth 1 up, and Mark Lawrence Jr. finished off Dawson Armstrong 3 and 2 to complete an all-American final four at Riviera Country Club.
Green Jacket Auctions has temporarily complied with a demand from Augusta National Golf Club to remove three green jackets from its bidding site, including Byron Nelson's jacket that was likely going to fetch $150,000 or more. The auction site didn't really have a choice, though, after ANGC filed a lawsuit and a judge agreed with the club. Here is the report from ESPN. A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the sale of a Masters champion's green jacket and other items from Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament by a golf memorabilia company. U.S. District Chief Judge J. Randal Hall said the club's policy concerning the jackets weighs in its favor and that there were sales