Interesting to note that Michelle Wie managed a sponsor’s excemption into the Sony in Hawaii, while Dean Wilson, arguably the best golfer ever in the state, didn’t even manage to gain entrance to the tournament, despite having made it through Q-School last fall.
Mike Weir, for one, seemed pretty surprised that Wilson hadn’t made it into the tournament.
“Are you kidding me?” said Mike Weir, who played with Wilson at university. “I always thought it was a shame that Dean doesn’t get the respect as the only tour player from Hawaii. For him not to get in Sony is a bit embarrassing for the tournament. You’ve got to support your local guy.”
While the Canadian Open offers spots to most strong local players, Wilson apparently has never been offered an excemption into his local tournament. Very strange indeed.