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Name: - Michelle Sung Wie
Country: - USA
Born : - October 11th, 1989 in Honolulu, Oahu island, Hawaii.
Original Home/Club: - Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2005 (age 15)
Web Address: - http://www.michellewie.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Nike

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). 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, she 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

2018Wmn AsiaWomen's World Ch'shipSentosa GC271 (-17)US$225,000
Played as the HSBC Women's World Championship (March 1-4; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Brooke Henderson (Can), Danielle Kang (USA), Nelly Korda (USA) and Jenny Shin (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Wie (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Tanjong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
2014Wmn AmericaLotte ChampionshipKo Olina GC274 (-14)$255,000
Played as the LPGA Lotte Championship presented by J Golf (April 16-19). Second-placed Angela Stanford (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wie (USA), who claimed her third professional career win. [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].
2014Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenPinehurst No.2278 (-2)$720,000
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].
2010Wmn AmericaCanadian Women's OpenSt Charles CC276 (-12)$337,500
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 Wie (USA) who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [St Charles CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba].
2009Wmn AmericaLorena Ochoa Invtl.Guadalajara CC275 (-13)$220,000
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].
2003Wmn AmateurUS Public Links (Wmn)Hammock Beach1 upamateur
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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