Name:Michelle Sung Wie
Born:Oct 11, 1989 in Honolulu, Oahu island, Hawaii.
Turned Pro:2005 (aged 15)
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.
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.
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. [Tanjong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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