Michelle Wie, the hottest thing in women's golf, headlines next week's US$600,000 SK Telecom Open where she will bid to make her first halfway cut against the men in eight appearances. The 16-year-old phenomenon will be the third high profile woman golfer after Laura Davies of England and Japan's Ai Miyazato to feature on the Asian Tour where she will face the likes of defending champion and three-time US PGA Tour winner KJ Choi of Korea at Sky 72 Golf Club in Incheon, on the outskirts of the capital city. Still in high school in Hawaii, Wie, known as the 'Big Wiesy', turned professional last year and finished third in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA's first major of the year, earlier this month. It was her fifth top-10 in a major, where her previous four were achieved when she was still an amateur. 'I'm happy with the way I played in my first major as a professional. I wish I would have played a little better like the last nine holes. But I'm still happy with the way I finished,' said Wie, who missed a birdie attempt on the 72nd hole to join eventual winner Karrie Webb and Lorena Ochoa in a play-off. Former world number one Davies played in the Korean Open in 2003 but missed the halfway cut with rounds of 78 and 77 while Miyazato finished last after two rounds at the Okinawa Open last December. Wie was born in Hawaii but her parents are from Korea and it was the first language she learned. This will be her second appearance in Korea after the LPGA event on Jeju Island three years ago. The powerful teenager, who stands at 1.82 metres tall and regularly smacks her drive to 300 yards, came close to making the halfway cut against the men at the Casio World Open on the Japan Tour last November but two closing bogeys saw her exit by an agonising one shot. She was invited to play in the US PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii in January but played only two rounds. Her high profile visit to Korea will also see Wie and the event's title sponsor, SK Telecom, donate to several hospitals in Korea to help children with incurable diseases.