Michelle Wie Short Bio
Michelle Sung Wie is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She is the daughter of Byung-wook Wie, is a former professor of transportation management at the University of Hawaii and mother Bo, was South Korea’s women’s amateur golf champion in 1985. Wie born in Honolulu, Hawaii, her sun sign is Libra and she has dual citizenship. She was attended Punahou School in Honolulu in June 2007. She then also continued study to Stanford University.
Michelle Wie Body Measurement Table
|Date of birth||October 11, 1989|
|Age||24 years old|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches|
|Hip Size||35 inches|
|Waist Size||24 inches|
|Weight||57 kg 126 pounds|
Michelle Wie Career
Michelle Wie participated in her first LPGA tournament in 2002. She is the youngest person in the history of golf to win a tournament for amateur adults.She gets her first big results on the LPGA Tour in 2004 with a place fourth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, one of the four major women’s tour.
The same year, she became the fourth woman and the youngest person to participate in a PGA tournament. She missed the cut by one shot.In 2005, She finished second behind Annika Sorenstam LPGA Championship, another major tournament. Unfortunately she then fails in the quarterfinals in the Amateur Championship qualifier at a place at the Masters.She also finished second at the Evian Masters and 3rd in the Women’s British Open.
On 5 October 2005, she announced her transition into the professional world. She played her first tournament as a professional at the Samsung World Championship. In it, she was disqualified on a bad drop in the third round, when she finished in 4th place. On Friday, May 5, 2006 she make the cut for the first time in her career in a men’s tournament, qualifying for the final two rounds. This is the tournament SK Telecom, Seoul, Korea. She finished the tournament at 12 strokes behind the winner after a 74 on the final day.On 22 June 2014 she won her first major championship by winning the US Open the golf Pinhurst.
Michelle Wie Controversy
Michelle Wie received controversy when she decide to join men’s tournament at the rain-shortened 2006 SK Telecom Open on the Asian Tour. She also received critics when entered PGA events rather than LPGA Tour. She also get bad image among caddies because has been changed caddies for several times and fired them without exact reason. She also accused faking her injury when her wrist was hurt due to take a break from golf. And in 2012 HSBC Women’s Champions, Wie screaming a harsh words but latter doing public apology for her behavior.
Michelle Wie Dating
Michelle Wie rumored dating several men. Those like Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, and Cardinal basketball star Robin Lopez rumored dated her. But Wie said that she only want to focused in golf right now even though it should take her personal life for granted.
Michelle Wie Net Worth
Michelle Wie received the contract about 10 millions USD with Nike and Sony in her first professional career. When won Samsung World Championship, she also received about $ 53 000. Those makes Michelle Wie net worth about $12 million.