October 1, 2005 |
Michelle Wie plans to announce Wednesday she is turning professional, six days before her 16th birthday, ending an amateur career in which she spent most of her time playing against the pros. Two sources involved with her decision, both speaking on condition of anonymity, told Associated Press that Wie would make the morning announcement in Honolulu at the Kahala Mandarin Hotel near Waialae Country Club, where she has twice played in the Sony Open. The time was set at 8 a.m.
August 16, 2013 |
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.
June 10, 2003 |
Credit the impatience of youth for one of golf's newest phenoms' landing a berth in the U.S. Women's Open. Thirteen-year-old Michelle Wie birdied the first hole of a playoff at a sectional qualifying event on Monday, giving her one of the last bids to the upcoming major tournament. She struggled early at the Country Club of Heathrow, north of Orlando, with three straight bogeys in her first six holes but rallied with an even-par final round to reach the playoff.
January 15, 2005 |
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.
July 14, 2006 |
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.
May 6, 2006 |
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.
August 10, 2004 |
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."
May 25, 2004 |
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.
May 4, 2004 |
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.
March 25, 2004 |
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.