|Michelle Wie drives at Siam Country Club. (brianewen)|
As a dad of two daughters, I’ve been thinking a lot about college. Our oldest is a junior in high school, so we’ve been traveling throughout Virginia this spring looking at schools, large and small, public and private. I’m bullish about college, and I hope (expect, really) my daughters to receive a better education than their dad got. (Not that there’s anything wrong with my bachelor’s degree.) Neither girl is a golf prodigy. Sadly, neither of them even play golf. But that’s OK—they have other talents and interests.
Wie, of course, didn’t have to go to college, but it had always been a goal of hers. Her degree is in communications.
“I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it,” she said a couple of weeks ago before the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Still only 22, Wie has two LPGA wins. She wants to win more and see how good she can be. It’s full speed ahead as she will now compete on the LPGA Tour on a full-time basis.