Michelle Wie contending at Women's PGA Championship despite wild putting grips
Michelle Wie has never been one for convention, but it’s gotten a little bit crazier than normal of late. The former teenage phenom is looking for major championship No. 2 this week at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Olympia Fields and off to a great start with a 3-under 68 on Thursday. And she’s doing it despite not really seeming to know what kind of putting style she’s going to use on any given day.
The claw, two hands straight, left hand high, left hand low, left hand behind her back, she’s trying it all. You can get a glimpse of it in the video highlights from Round 1 below.
But you can get a better idea of the madness here. Is she even holding the club?
No matter, though, because it’s working. Wie won the U.S. Open in 2014 while bending forward at the hips (remember that?). This year’s methods make that seem pretty benign, though.
Wie was asked about the mid-round switches after shooting 68.
You were switching around with your putting grip on the course. What’s going through your mind when deciding which grip to use?
Wie: “Honestly not much. I kind of just go with it.”
And how many putting grips are you using at the moment?
Wie: “I don’t know. Don’t try to figure it out. It’s going to be really hard.”
Don’t fix it, Michelle, it’s not broken. We think!