Wie finds what's been missing at the U.S. Women's Open on Friday
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Wie finds what’s been missing at the U.S. Women’s Open on Friday

Michelle Wie has missed five of eight cuts (and lost in the first round of the Sybase Match Play) on the LPGA Tour this season. An eternal optimist, the former teen phenom chooses to view her year as having made two paychecks.

"You can look at the glass half full or half empty or with my case this year, 5 percent full and 95 percent empty," Wie said, according to Golf.com. "I'm choosing to look at it 5 percent full. So with every round - as hard as it may be - I really try to make an effort to look at some of the good things I did that I can be proud of."

Wie feels she is "one step" away from putting it all together. That's precisely the problem. She has had one gaping portion of her game missing in almost every round she has played this season.

The recent Stanford grad may have been able to piece the puzzle together on Friday at the U.S. Women's Open. She shot 6-under at Blackwolf Run to improve from 2 over to 4 under and a share of second place a shot behind Suzann Pettersen.

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