Michelle Wie opens play Friday in the NW Arkansas Championship
By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Michelle Wie has enjoyed a week full of celebration and national attention since finally winning her first major championship in the U.S. Women's Open.
The most recognizable name in women's golf danced with her trophy and appeared on the morning television circuit, taking in the rewards after beating top-ranked Stacy Lewis by a stroke Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.
Wie will open play Friday in the NW Arkansas Championship. And she'll do it in former Arkansas star Lewis' backyard at Pinnacle Country Club.
Nine of the top 10 players in the world are entered in the $2 million event.
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