|The U.S. Open golf tournament always creates a betting frenzy, but this year there is even more interest thanks to Michelle Wie.|
Wie has already advance through local qualifying and will now attempt to become the first woman in history to qualify for the men's U.S. Open at the June 5th 36-hole sectional, at Canoe Brook, Summit, New Jersey.
The 16-year-old starlet has already played in eight men's professional events, but she has only made the cut once.
PinnacleSports.com originally opened betting on Wie competing in the U.S. Open immediately after she won a local qualifier in Hawaii in mid-May and with veteran professionals Mark O'Meara, Billy Andrade, Bernhard Langer, Len Mattice and Tom Pernice all scheduled to participate in the Canoe Brook qualifier, Wie remains 7/1 long shot for qualification.
The more likely scenario, according to the bookmakers is that Wie will come up short and miss the U.S open. This is currently on offer at an overwhelming 2/13.
Simon Noble of PinnacleSports.com, said, 'While Michelle Wie is already making her name known as one of the top female golfers in the World, qualifying for the men's U.S. Open is a gruelling process and something that no woman has ever accomplished.'