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Cheat Sheet: What you need to know Saturday in golf

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

What a Wie-lief!
Yes, it's a terrible play on words, but it doesn't mean it's not true. Michelle Wie was a controversial pick for the U.S. Women's Solheim Cup team, and after skipping the morning foursomes, some pundits contemplated what a disaster it would be should Wie not win a point for her team. But teamed with a plucky veteran Cristie Kerr, Wie won a point for her country in afternoon Fourballs -- one of just three on the day as Europe jumped to a 5-3 lead.

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Rookies galore
The Wyndham Championship is perhaps the one tournament every year where people care more about the little guys than the big guns -- and so far they haven't disappointed. Matt Every, Bob Estes, Morgan Hoffman, and Brian Harman, who are 103, 104, 105 and 115 in the FedEx Cup standings respectively, are all in the Top 10 after two rounds. Rookie Patrick Reed, who sports his wife as his caddie, leads, while another rookie, Jordan Spieth, is two strokes back and T-3. It's too early to pick a winner, but if things so far provide any clues, it's that the favorites are the underdogs.

What's an America?
Aside from Golf Digest's own Max Adler, who made us all proud by teeing it up at The Country Club this week, the crop of American players at the U.S. Amateur were stunningly disappointing. The semi-finals boasts no Americans -- one from England, one from Canada, and two from Australia -- ensuring an end to the U.S.'s 117 year-streak of American representation in the finals of most prestigious amateur tournament in the world.

Surprise, Surprise
Kenny Perry shot a seven-under 65 and leads this week's Champions Tour event by one stroke after the first day. Shocker.

 
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