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Cheat Sheet: What you need to know Saturday in golf

August 16, 2013

__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.


__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.