Tadd invited to Sony but Michelle Not
The Sony Open 2008 in Hawaii has invited Tadd Fujikawa, who last year became the youngest player in 50 years to make a cut on the PGA Tour as its exemption. Fujikawa has since turned pro and this time will be able to accept any prize money he may receive. Alex Ching got the other exception.
Michelle Wie who has played in every Sony Open since 2004 was not invited even though she is sponsored by Sony. Her swing coach David Ledbetter said "She's not ready to play in that yet... her health is getting better, the confidence is growing... and she's looking to play in one or two Hawaii events against the women.