Kane and Wie can't cut it at Canadian Open

Michelle Wie tees off at the 8th hole at the LGPA at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club. (Edmonton Sun...

Michelle Wie tees off at the 8th hole at the LGPA at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club. (Edmonton Sun Photo by Perry Mah)

TERRY JONES

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

EDMONTON -- It's one thing to miss the cut when you are one of the nameless, faceless players on the LPGA Tour.

But it's another if you have a name and have to go Wie, Wie, Wie, all the way home.

Or Choo, Choo, Choo or whatever Lori Kane has to do wearing that CN hat of hers.

For Michelle Wie, this is getting to be old. She might as well start booking Friday evening flight weeks in advance to get a cheaper air fare.

But for Lori Kane, if there's one cut you want to make all year, this is it. And it's not good form for her to catch a flight until Sunday night.

Wie was here as the sponsor's exemption. Kane plays the entire tour as the sponsor's player.

"Extremely important and extremely disappointing," said Kane of being sponsored by CN and missing the cut.

"On a scale of 10, this is definitely a 10. It sucks. I don't know how else to say it."

Kane said CN isn't going to go out and tie her to the railway tracks, though.

"I couldn't be with a better group of people, from their chairman of the board, who I played with this week, to Hunter Harrison, their CEO, to the whole team of people that put this tournament together for us.

"CN wants me to come here and play the best that I can play. And I represent them. I'm very proud to represent them.

"There's no added pressure at all. The pressure is my own.

"I don't like to come and shoot whatever I shot today," said Kane of a six-over 77 to leave her 10-over for the first two rounds and nowhere near making the cut.

"I don't like to play 36 holes without a birdie and I definitely don't like to do it when I'm at home."

For Wie, with each week she has like this, her name and her claim to fame, nose-dive.

The 17-year-old was supposed to be to women's golf what Tiger Woods was to men's golf when you could see him coming as a teenager.

But if you didn't know who she was, nobody would have been watching her this week.

Or any other week the 17-year-old has played on the tour this year.

In the six tournaments she's appeared as a sponsors exemption, she has, if the sponsor won't mind the reference, been a train wreck.

She went 24 consecutive rounds without breaking par and was enroute to shooting 88 at one tourney, which would have resulted in her being banned for the rest of the season, but withdrew complaining of a sore wrist.

This is the line on her season now. Withdrew. Finished 84th. Withdrew. Tied for 69th. Missed the cut. Missed the cut.

Four over Thursday, she was three over yesterday. She's outta here.

"It's frustrating when you score this high when I didn't think I played that bad," she said.

She, too, ranked it way up there on the It Sucks scale.

"I think it sucks for both players.

"It sucks for anyone to miss the cut."


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