Randall Mell, fueled by the raging international controversy that is the Paulina Gretzky Golf Digest cover, opens his story by asking "who needs the cover of Golf Digest?" Oy. So let's try for the millionth time to just focus on what really matters, the potential star wars looming Sunday at Mission Hills.
Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie tied for the lead, with a great mix of veterans and another youngster in Charley Hull lurking. Mell writes:
This is golf theater at its best for the women. It’s Wie, 24, the former phenom who pulled her battle-scarred mind and body off the mat to fight for a second chance at her dreams. And it’s Thompson, still the phenom at 19, the player so many believe will become the dominant force Wie hasn’t yet become.
Thompson and Wie pulled away from the pack Saturday with stellar shot making.