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August 16, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The top-ranked U.S. player, Stacy Lewis, went 0-2 Friday for the United States in the first day of Solheim Cup golf play between the U.S. and Europe on Friday, and Europe held a 5-3 lead. One of the happiest Americans had been one of the most controversial choices. Michelle Wie made the winning putt in the afternoon to give her and her partner Cristie Kerr a 2 and 1 win over Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull. Wie couldn't stop smiling after her win. "I love match play, I love the Solheim Cup and I love Cristie Kerr," Wie said.
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April 6, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Lexi Thompson, seeking her first LPGA major title, took a five-shot lead midway through Sunday's final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Thompson, a 19-year-old Floridian, made four birdies on the front nine at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage to reach 14 under par for the tournament. Michelle Wie, who started the day tied with Thompson for the lead, and Se Ri Pak of South Korea were tied for second place at nine under. Wie, also seeking her first major and first LPGA Tour win of any kind since 2010, birdied the second hole but couldn't maintain the momentum.
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April 6, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Nineteen-year-old Lexi Thompson won the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Sunday by three shots over Michelle Wie. Thompson shot a four-under 68 to finish 14 under par (274) for the event at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Wie shot a one-under 71 in the final round of the LPGA's first major championship of the season and 11 under par overall. It was Thompson's first victory in a major and her fourth LPGA Tour victory. Thompson and Wie started the day as co-leaders, but Thompson quickly took charge with a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole and never looked back.
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May 4, 2004 | Thomas Bonk
At 14, Michelle Wie has already drawn comparisons to Tiger Woods, but she may seem even closer to him this week when Woods' former caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan carries her bag during an LPGA event in Virginia. Cowan caddies regularly for U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk but is available because a wrist injury has kept Furyk sidelined since January. Cowan was hired Saturday by Wie's father, B.J. Wie, and will work with her when she plays the LPGA's Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsville in Williamsburg, Va.
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January 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
It's back to school for Michelle Wie. The 15-year-old sophomore never had a chance to make the cut Friday in the Sony Open, taking three putts from eight feet for a triple bogey on the sixth hole and losing more ground from there. She shot a four-over-par 74 to finish 17 shots behind leader Shigeki Maruyama, and seven shots below the cut line. Wie had to settle for a tie with European Ryder Cup player Paul Casey at nine-over 149. She wound up tied for 128th place.
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July 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
After yet another errant shot, Michelle Wie groaned and tugged her baseball cap down over her eyes. Nice try. There was no escaping the ugliness on her scorecard, though. Trying for a fifth time to become the first woman since 1945 to make a cut in a PGA Tour event, the 16-year-old instead found trouble virtually everywhere she turned Thursday in the first round of the John Deere Classic. In the sand. In the water. In the weeds. And in the woods -- several times.
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May 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Michelle Wie accomplished something in her ancestral homeland that she had failed to do in seven previous tries elsewhere. She made the cut in a men's professional tournament. The 16-year-old Wie was at five-under-par 139 after two rounds, tied for 17th in the Asian Tour's SK Telecom Open at Incheon, South Korea. She shot a three-under 69 Friday to make the cut by five strokes. Wie shot a 70 in the first round. The SK Telecom Open is the eighth men's professional event for Wie.
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August 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
Michelle Wie failed to build on a fast start Monday in the U.S. Women's Amateur golf tournament, playing the back nine in five-over-par en route to a three-over 75 in the first round of stroke-play qualifying. "I'm not even close to satisfied," said the 14-year-old from Hawaii. "It was one of those rounds where you got off to a good start, start making birdies, then I don't know what happened after that."
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May 25, 2004 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
Michelle Wie, the 14-year-old from Hawaii who received a special exemption Monday from the USGA into the U.S. Women's Open, also has filed an entry to play against men in qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Wie, who missed the cut by one shot at the Sony Open on the PGA Tour in January, will try to qualify June 18 for the Public Links at Manada Golf Club in Hershey, Pa.
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March 25, 2004 | GOLF
She's used to all the attention now, even if she is still only 14 years old, but as we all know, Michelle Wie is not a normal 14-year-old. Or is she? On Wednesday, Wie wore silver cord-like earrings long enough to be some kind of lasso with a bronco at the other end. The longest earrings she has, they hung down to her shoulders. Not only that, Wie said she didn't think she should swing a golf club while wearing them, because they would slap her right across the face. There was more.
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