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. [New 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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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