In the Winner's Circle with Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie
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Michelle Wie of the United States celebrates an eagle putt on the tenth green during the final round of the 69th U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championship
Pinehurst Resort & Golf Club, No. 2
Village of Pinehurst, NC
June 22, 2014

 

Hometown/Resides – Honolulu, Hawaii/Jupiter, Florida
Birthdate – October 11, 1989– currently 24 years, 8 months, and 11 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour – Tied for seventh at the 2008 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional – 2005

  • VICTORIES
      • LPGA: 4th career victory; 1st major championship win Previous wins: 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational, 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open, 2014 LOTTE LPGA Championship 
  • RACE TO CME GLOBE
      • Earns 625 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings and remains in second place with 2,503 points
  • ROLEX RANKINGS
      • With her victory, Michelle is projected to jump from 11th to 7th on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings 
  • MONEY
    • CAREER: With a $720,000 first-place check, Michelle crosses the $4 million mark and moves from 58th to 47th on the LPGA Career Money List with $4,537,476 made
    • SEASON: Michelle crosses the $1million mark in season earnings and has now earned $1,588,465 in 2014. She joins Stacy Lewis as the only players to cross $1 million in season earnings.
    • Moves into first on the LPGA Tour Official Money List
  • OF NOTE
    • Marks the third time in her career Wie has won after leading or co-leading after 54 holes
    • Has made only five starts in between her last two victories.  Made 79 starts in between her second and third career victories (2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open & 2014 LOTTE LPGA Championship)
    • Fifth player to record two victories this season. Joins Anna Nordqvist (Honda LPGA Thailand & Kia Classic), Karrie Webb (ISPS Handa Australian Women’s Open & JTBC Founders Cup), Jessica Korda (Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic & Airbus LPGA Classic) and Stacy Lewis (North Texas LPGA Shootout & ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer).
    • Marks the ninth event won by an American on Tour this season
    • Previously led the U.S. Women’s Open Championship after 54-holes on two separate occasions:  in 2005 (T23) and 2006 (T3)
    • Became only the second American to win the U.S. Women’s Open in the last seven years (Paula Creamer in 2010)
    • Snapped a 37 event winless streak in major championships
  • TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
    • Has made 10 previous starts at the U.S. Women’s Open with her best finish of T3 coming in 2006

2003 – T39                         2008 - CUT                                                        

2004 – T13                         2010 - CUT

2005 – T23                         2011 – T55

2006 – T3                            2012 – T35

2007 – WD                         2013 - WD

  • 2014 IN A NUTSHELL
    • With her win today: 13 events played,  13 cuts made, $1,588,465; 2 victories; 7 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

Topics: Winners Story, Wie, Michelle, US Women's Open