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Graduation Will Let Wie Focus on Her Game

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Michelle Wie remembers what victory tastes like. When she tapped in for her first L.P.G.A. Tour title, in 2009, her fellow tour pros Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel sprayed her with beer. A few days later friends at her Stanford University dorm surprised her with a beer bath.

A year later, Christina Kim doused Wie with Champagne to celebrate her second victory. What’s left as an encore?

“I’ve never had a chance to drink out of a trophy,” Wie said. “They always take it back too fast and then ship it to you.”

First, Wie, 22, will have to return to her winning ways. She will try to reverse a sluggish start to her season at the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton...

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