Apr
30
2010
Hola, Michelle. Porque No Television? Yo No Se.
By Stephanie Wei under General

There’s some good golf being played by the ladies in Mexico. Michelle Wie shot a five-under 68 on Friday for a two-day total of 12-under to take the lead at the Tres Marias Championship.

Brittany Lincicome, who aced the 13th, and Ai Miyazato, who shot a nice 63 in the first round and has already won twice this season, trail by a stroke. Playing in her last tournament before retiring, Lorena Ochoa shots scores of 66-73 and is T6, five shots back.

Too bad we won’t get to watch any of the action live this weekend. Instead, CBS will be airing coverage of the Mojo 6, which was played two weeks ago. So I guess there’s that and I’m interested in seeing what the hype is over this “Raceway Golf” format. But we already know who won — Anna Nordqvist.

I thought the LPGA signed a contract for TV rights with the Golf Channel, so they’d finally have a network where we could tune in to. I’m assuming only domestic events are covered, though, which is a shame, especially since so many events are being played on foreign soil this year.

There must be something about Mexico for Michelle, who won her first professional tournament at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational last November. “It’s fun over here,” she said. “It’s a good attitude, relaxed. You have great weather, great people. Hopefully, I can keep it going.”

Yeah, it sure would be nice to see it. Especially since Michelle brings extra eyes to women’s golf. And some of us would like to watch Lorena play one last time. At least there’s live scoring via LPGA.com!

Buena suerte, chicas.

[AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo]