Michelle Wie

Michelle Sung Wie West is an LPGA Tour professional golfer from the United States. She became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship at the age of ten. Wie was also the youngest winner of the US Open and is the youngest woman to qualify for an LPGA Tour tournament in the Women's Amateur Public Links. Wie went professional in 2005, just before her 16th birthday, to a flurry of media and endorsements. At the 2014 US Open, she won her first and only primary. Women's Open is a tournament for women.

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Wie's parents migrated to America from South Korea in the 1980s and had her on October 11, 1989. BJ stated to the Golf World that Michelle started playing golf at the 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 was later determined to be present at Stanford University to pursue her higher education. Despite her various absences from school due to her passion for golf, she graduated from Stanford University in 2012.

Early carrier

In 2010 at the early age of 10, Michelle became the all-time youngest qualifier for USGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. She also won Honolulu Mayor's Open. At the age of 13, Michelle became the youngest golfer to cut an LPGA tour occasion where she ended among the top ten.

Before her professional career, Wie was granted a sponsor's exemption to the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2004. Her score in said tournament was the lowest amongst all, but she did not lose hope. Wie 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.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 11-10-1989
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 1.85 m
Nationality: American
Alma Mater: Stanford University, Punahou School
Birth Sign: Libra
Ethnicity: White
Salary: $5 million
Net Worth: $12 million
Boyfriend: Robin Lopez
Marital Status: N/A
Profession: Golfer, Athlete
Birth Date: 11 Oct, 1989
Age: 30 yrs
Occupations: Golfer
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Honolulu
Education: Stanford University
Gender: Female
Description: Professional golfer
Twitter Id: Themichellewie
Spouse: Jonnie West [M. 2019]
Net Worth 2021: 12 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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