Michelle Wie Biography


Michelle Wie

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Birth Name: Michelle Wie
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age: 28 Years
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Michelle Wie is a professional golfer from United States. She is also popular for being the 2014 U.S. Women's Open champion. She currently plays on LPGA Tour and is well known for being the youngest to qualify for a LPGA Tour event. Tall and cute, Michelle was born as Michelle Sung Wie in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America to Bo Wie and Byung-wook Wie. Her mother Bo Wie is a beauty queen and was the women's amateur golf champion of 1985. Michelle is an American and is of South Korean descent.

In 2008 Michelle was rumored to be dating Robin Lopez. Robin Lopez is a professional basketball player from United States. Later she expressed her desire to date a tall guy but she dismissed this rumor as fake.

Michelle has been playing golf championship since she was ten. In 2000, she qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. In 2001, she became the champion of Hawaii State Women's Stroke Play Championship. She completed her high school graduation from Punahou School and then she joined Stanford University. She joined them as their undergraduate student but was unable to play for Stanford's golf team. She turned professional in 2005 but was ineligible to play in the LPGA Tour because of the age limit. However, she appeared in limited LPGA Tour events. At the end of 2008, she passed the LPGA Qualifying School and she played her first tour as a LPGA member at SBS Open at Turtle Bay. Her net worth is said to be around $12 million.

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Born in Honolulu, Hawaii

1989 11th of October

Tall and cute, Michelle was born as Michelle Sung Wie in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America to Bo Wie and Byung-wook Wie. Her mother Bo Wie is a beauty queen and was the women's amateur golf champion of 1985. Michelle is an American and is of South Korean descent.

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Began playing golf

2000

As her mother was also the women's amateur golf champion, she became interested in golf at a young age. Michelle has been playing in golf championship since she was ten. In 2000, she qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

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Won Hawaii State Women's Stroke Play Championship

2001

She had a successful career as an amateur player. Within a year after she began playing in the championships, she became the champion of Hawaii State Women's Stroke Play Championship. She also won Jennie K. Wilson Women's Invitational in 2001.

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Won Women's Amateur Public Links tournament

2003

2003 was a successful year for her as an amateur player. She won Women's Amateur Public Links tournament. She also made the record being the youngest person to claim USGA adult event. She also made an LPGA cut in 2003.

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Turned professional

2005

She turned professional in 2005 but was ineligible to play in the LPGA Tour because of the age limit. She could also apply for an exemption but rather she chooses to appear in limited LPGA Tour events.

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Graduated from Punahou School

2007 of June

She received her formal education from Punahou School. She also completed her high school graduation from there and then she joined Stanford University. She joined them as their undergraduate student but was unable to play for Stanford's golf team.

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Passed the LPGA Qualifying School

2008 of December

At the end of 2008, she passed the LPGA Qualifying School and she played her first tour as a LPGA member at SBS Open at Turtle Bay. She expressed her desire to play against man in the golf events but she was not allowed to play for the first two years.

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Won US Women's Open

2014 22nd of June

On 22nd of June 2014, she became the champion of U.S. Women's Open and that was her first major win. She has also won LPGA Tour for four times. She also won her fourth LPGA Tour event that day. In 2014, she was honored with Rolex Annika Major Award.

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