Pressel on Wie: 'I've said enough'

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 4:06 PM ET

It didn't take long for Morgan Pressel to be asked about Michelle Wie. It was actually the second question posed during a media conference at the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club yesterday.

The other golfers in attendance were impressed the local media held out so long.

"I've said enough," Pressel said. "It's actually been quite a while since we've played head-to-head, I can't even remember. I played really well earlier this year at the Kraft and she's had her share of great tournaments. I'm sure she'll come out and win a couple of events before long."

Pressel and Wie are two of the brightest young stars in women's golf.

However unlike Wie, Pressel, 19, has won an LPGA tournament, claiming the Kraft Nabisco Championship earlier this year. In the process she became the youngest player to ever win a major. Wie, 17 - who is still too young to compete on the LPGA tour on a full-time basis - has yet to win a pro title.

Both will be in the field at the CN Canadian Open at the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club Aug. 13-19.

"Obviously, there's going to be comparison, and rivalries are never a bad thing in sports," Pressel said. "I mean, look at Tiger (Woods) and Phil (Mickelson). They've got tons of attention and tons of attention to the PGA Tour and I'm sure that Michelle and myself, Paula (Creamer) and plenty of other players will hopefully bring more attention to the LPGA."

In 2001, Pressel, of Boca Raton, Fla., was the youngest woman to ever qualify for the U.S. Women's Open at the age of 12. It's a record that was broken Monday by Alexis Thompson.

"There's definitely been a little bit of a change lately and there are a lot of great young golfers out there," Pressel said. "But that's what's so exciting about the LPGA Tour."


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