In the Winner's Circle: Michelle Wie wins the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf

Michelle Wie
Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Michelle Wie is congratulated by fellow golfers on the 18th green after winning the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf on April 19, 2014 in Kapolei, Hawaii.

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE…with MICHELLE WIE

2014 LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf
Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
April 19, 2014

Hometown/Resides – Honolulu, Hawaii/Jupiter, Florida
Birthdate – October 11, 1989– currently 24 years, 6 months, and 9 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour – Tied for seventh at the 2008 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional – 2005

  • VICTORIES
    • LPGA: 3rd career victory Previous wins: 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational, 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open
  • RACE TO CME GLOBE
    • Earns 500 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings and moves into second place with 1,270 points
  • ROLEX RANKINGS
    • With her victory, Michelle is projected to jump from 23rd to 13th on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
  • MONEY
    • CAREER: With a $255,000 first-place check, Michelle moves from 72nd to 67th on the LPGA Career Money List with $3,565,566 made
    • SEASON: Michelle has earned $616,555 in 2014 which moves her to into first place on the LPGA Money List following the LPGA LOTTE Championship
  • TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
    • Previous best finish at the LPGA LOTTE Championship was T28 in 2013
      • 2013 – T28
      • 2012 – MC
  • 2014 IN A NUTSHELL
    • With her win today: 7 events played,  7 cuts made, $616,555; 1 victory; 3 additional top-10 finishes including a runner-up at the Kraft Nabisco Championship
  • 2013 RECAP
    • 26 events, 19 cuts made, $355,853 earned (41)
    • 4 top-10 finishes, recorded season-best tie for third finish at the KEB-HanaBank Championship
    • Ranked 10th on Tour in sand save (.484)
    • Compete on her third U.S. Solheim Cup Team and posted an 2-2-0 record
  • OF NOTE
    • Marks the first come-from-behind victory in Michelle’s career. She led or co-led after 54 holes in her previous two wins
    • Made 79 starts since her last win at the 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open
    • Fourth American to earn a win on the LPGA Tour this season joining Jessica Korda (Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic), Paula Creamer (HSBC Women’s Champions) and Lexi Thompson (Kraft Nabisco Championship).

 

Topics: Winners Story, LPGA Lotte Championship, Wie, Michelle