Wie goes long

JON McCARTHY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:41 PM ET

MIRABEL, QUE. - It's simple for Michelle Wie.

Use a long putter, make long putts.

The defending CN Canadian Women's Open champion was dropping bombs all week and nearly rode her long-range putting to another win in Canada.

It looked bleak for Wie as she stood over a 25-foot par putt on the 17th hole Sunday at Hillsdale Golf and Country Club.

A bogey there and she would fall to two back of leader Brittany Lincicome with one hole to play.

But just two holes after making a long putt on the 15th, Wie poured in the long par-saving putt.

She didn't make the birdie she desperately needed on the 18th, but Wie wasn't hanging her head after her round.

"I made some long putts coming in, and Brittany played awesome," Wie said "I'm proud of the way I hung in there today."

In her opening round, the 21-year-old made birdie putts of 60 feet and 45 feet.

Wie switched to the long putter after a disastrous week on the green at the U.S. Women's Open in July. This was her third tournament with the new putter.


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