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Wie looking to build on last week's win

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DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) A beaming Michelle Wie explained her oversized visor as a necessary new addition after recently discovering wrinkles at age 24, then good-naturedly defended her unique, hunched-over putting stroke because Jack Nicklaus uses it.

Improved sun protection and short game aside, Wie is riding high after a comeback win in her home state of Hawaii last week. Now, she returns to familiar ground in the Bay Area looking to build on her first LPGA Tour victory in nearly four years when she competes in the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic - just up the freeway from her alma mater, Stanford.

After arriving in town early Monday, Wie took a power nap before visiting the university, where she "wanted to hug every single freshman I saw." She enjoyed a tour of new athletic facilities and is determined to represent Stanford well in her first visit back to San Francisco since graduating in the spring of 2012.

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Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 M.Wie $616,555
2 K.Webb $568,052
3 A.Nordqvist $526,301
4 L.Thompson $491,885
5 S.Lewis $475,425
6 P.Creamer $404,671
7 I.Park $394,649
8 A.Munoz $382,787
9 C.Choi $356,239
10 L.Ko $235,212
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Tour Stops This Week
PGA:  Zurich Classic of New Orleans
LPGA:  Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
Web.com:  WNB Golf Classic
European:  Volvo China Open

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