Who's who: Michelle Wie

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  • Photo of Michelle Wie
  • Photo of Michelle Wie
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  • Photo of Michelle Wie

Who's who: Michelle Wie

  • Name:

    Michelle Sung Wie
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 11, 1989 in Honolulu, Oahu island, Hawaii.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2005 (aged 15)
  • Website:

    https://www.michellewie.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (2014). Curtis Cup player (2004). Solheim Cup player (2009, '11, '13, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the LPGA Tour.

Did you know?

Wie began playing golf at the age of four. At 10 she was the youngest player to qualify for a USGA championship, and at 12 years-old qualified for an LPGA Tour event (the LPGA Takefuji Classic). She became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship.

After turning professional just before her 16th birthday, Wie came close to winning on several occasions, but her early career was also accompanied by a certain amount of controversy, including one or two penalties for rule violations, withdrawal from tournaments, firing caddies, appearance in men's tour events, and securing large sums in sponsorship and appearance money (without being a proven winner). Her first LPGA Tour success came in 2009 and she secured her first major championship title in 2014.

Top tournaments won by Michelle Wie

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Wie, Michelle

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

US$225,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the HSBC Women's World Championship (March 1-4; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Brooke Henderson (Can), Danielle Kang (USA), Nelly Korda (USA) and Jenny Shin (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Michelle Wie (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [New Tanjong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].

2014
Majors
278 (-2)
$720,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wie, Michelle

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (69th) (June 19-22). Second-placed Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wie (USA), who claimed her first major championship win. Making her 38th major championship appearance, Wie was the only player to finish the tournament under par. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].

2014
America
274 (-14)
$255,000
Lotte

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wie, Michelle

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Lotte

Played as the LPGA Lotte Championship presented by J Golf (April 16-19). Second-placed Angela Stanford (USA) finished 2 shots behind Michelle Wie (USA), who claimed her third professional career win. [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].

2010
America
276 (-12)
$337,500
CN

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wie, Michelle

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$337,500

Title sponsor

CN

Played as the CN Canadian Women's Open (Aug 26-29). Second-placed Kristy McPherson (USA), Suzann Pettersen (Nor), Jee Young Lee (S Kor) and Jiyai Shin (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Michelle Wie (USA) who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [St Charles CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba].

2009
America
275 (-13)
$220,000
Banamex/Corona

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wie, Michelle

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$220,000

Title sponsor

Banamex/Corona

Played as the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Corona Light (Nov 12-15). Second-placed Paula Creamer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wie (USA), who recorded her first win as a professional golfer after 65 attempts. [Guadalajara CC, Jalisco, Mexico].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Wie, Michelle

Score

1 hole

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. 13-year-old Wie (USA) beat Virada Nirapathpongporn (Thai) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final to become the youngest ever winner of this event. [Ocean course, Hammock Beach, Palm Coast, FL].

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