Women's British Open: Gulbis Hot, Wie Not

The Women's British Open will take place this Thursday through Sunday at St. Andrews' Old Course. However, the demeanor of two of the LPGA's most popular players contrasts greatly. Natalie Gulbis, fresh off her first victory last week at the Evian Masters, said, "It's been on the schedule for a couple of years now and we're really excited about coming over here and having an LPGA event and a major here at St. Andrews, the players have been excited all year. This is one of those golf courses where you're not sure you're going to get the opportunity to play."

Gulbis, along with the rest of the Women's British Open field, will play her first competitive round at St. Andrews. The Old Course is playing host to the event for the first time in its history, making it the fourth course in the world to host a PGA and LPGA sanctioned event.

On the other hand, Michelle Wie is not looking forward to the competition this week. The 17- year-old has already decided to take a defensive game plan this week, saying, "My goal is just to stay out of the pot bunkers, I never realized that almost every tee shot on the front nine is a blind tee shot. You keep on having to play to different fairways. I've been doing that by accident."

Wie has continued to complain about her nagging wrist injury, which has prevented her from playing decent rounds this season. Because of her low ranking on the LPGA Tour, Wie made it into this week's field via a sponsor's exemption.

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