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LPGA Player Profile: Michelle Wie

With the LPGA taking a break before resuming its schedule with the playing of the Indy Women in Tech Championship,  I want to take this opportunity to do another LPGA player profile.

The player I have chosen is still one of the biggest names in golf today. That player is:

Michelle Wie
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Born: 10/11/89 (29 years old)
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Resides:  Jupiter, Fla.
Rookie Year: 2009

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Michelle won the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational. It was her first LPGA victory.
Michelle has won five times on the LPGA tour, including one major championship.
  • 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational
  • 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open
  • 2014 Lotte Championship
  • 2014 U.S. Women's Open
  • 2018 HSBC Women's World Championship
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Michelle Wie won her first (and only) Major Championship at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open.

Best Finishes in Major Championships:
ANA Inspiration - 2nd in 2014
KPMG Women's PGA Championship - 2nd in 2005 (as a non member)
U.S. Women's Open - 1st in 2014
Ricoh Women's British Open - 3rd in 2005 and 2017
The Evian Championship - 16th in 2015

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With Danielle Kang at the victorious 2017 Solheim Cup

Career Stats:
  • 281 starts
  • 206 cuts made (73.3%)
  • 62 top tens (22.1%)
  • Has earned $6,801,108 in career earnings (40th on the all time LPGA career money list)

Michelle Wie and Yours Truly

Career Highlights:
  • Posted a career year in 2014 with two victories and 13 top ten finishes.
  • Edged out Stacy Lewis at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2 for her first career major championship.
  • As a non member in 2003, she finished ninth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she set multiple records with the finish: Youngest player to make a cut at an LPGA event (13 years, 5 months, 17 days); youngest player to finish in the top ten at an LPGA event (13 years, 5 months, 19 days).
  • First competed in an LPGA event at the 2002 LPGA Takefuji Classic at 12 years, 4 months, and 14 days.

Special Achievements:
  • A five time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) with an 8-9-1 overall record.
  • Claimed the inaugural Rolex ANNIKA Major Award for her outstanding performance in major championships in 2014.
  • Graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in Communications.

Links to Previous Player Profiles:

This Week's Trivia Question: (for those who missed it earlier in the week)
Who was the last American player to the win the Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award?


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