Michelle Sung Wie is a professional golfer from the U.S.A. At a tender age of 13, Michelle made a wave in the sports world, and could be counted as a highly talented and gifted personality in woman’s sports. Michelle has won two great events on LPGA tour in 2012, has had seven T-10 finishes in most important competition, having an attempt at the lowest round yet documented by a woman in men’s PGA tour event.
Wie’s parents migrated to America from South Korea in the 1980s, and had her on the 11th of October, 1989. B.J. stated to the Golf World that Michelle started playing golf from an early age of four. "Michelle always liked hitting the ball as hard as possible, no matter where it goes,” he further said.
Michelle was brought up in Honolulu and graduated from a school in Punahou. She later determined to be present at Stanford University in order to pursue her higher education. Despite her various absences from school due to her passion for golf, she graduated from Stanford University in the year 2012.
In 2010 at an early age of 10, Michelle turned out to be the all-time youngest qualifier for USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. She also won Honolulu Mayor’s open. At an age of 13, Michelle became the youngest golfer of all time to make a cut at a LPGA tour occasion where she ended among the top ten.
Prior to her professional career, Wie was granted a sponsor’s exemption to the Sony Open in Hawaii in the year 2004. Her score in said tournament was the lowest amongst all, but she did not lose hope. She again participated in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship, and missed the cut by finishing fourth. Not being one to give up so easily, she continued to play four more LPGA Tours, as well as a PGA Tour. She earned herself the title of becoming the first female golfer to qualify for a USGA men’s tournament, in which she tied for first place.
|Date of Birth:||11-10-1989|
|Birth Place:||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Alma Mater:||Stanford University, Punahou School|
|Net Worth:||$12 million|