All About Golfer Michelle Wie

Bio, Facts and Trivia, Photo Galleries and More

Even though Michelle Wie is still young, she's been around the golf scene for what feels like a very long time. That's what happens when you burst onto the scene at age 13. Wie has had her ups and downs, but she's also matured from a skinny, trailblazing but controversial kid into a mature, very popular and major-championship winning LPGA Tour star.
Michelle Wie
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One of the photo galleries of Michelle Wie here on focuses not on her skill at golf, but on her skill in front of the camera. This gallery of "glamour shots" includes Wie dressed up and attending functions, as well as taking part in photo shoots. More »
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Major Breakthrough: Wie Wins 2014 US Women's Open

Michelle Wie after making eagle on the 10th hole during the final round
Michelle Wie, still in her 'tabletopping' crouch, fist pumps after making eagle on the 10th hole during the final round of the 2014 US Women's Open. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Here is the story, in text and photos, of Michelle Wie's first win in a major championship. It happened at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open.

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Michelle Wie Wins in Hawaii at 2014 Lotte

Michelle Wie became a winner in an LPGA Tour event in her home state of Hawaii for the first time on April 19, 2014. She did so by winning the Lotte Championship, her first victory since the 2010 Canadian Women's Open.

Wie earned the win with a stellar final round. She entered Round 4 trailing leader Angela Stanford by four strokes. But while Stanford had some shaky holes, particularly on the front nine, en route to a 73, Wie was outstanding throughout the round. She shot a 67 that included six birdies and no bogies until a meaningless one on the final hole.

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Michelle Wie Pictures

Michelle Wie - 2008 Ladies German Open
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Our index of Wie galleries available here on Some date back back to when she was a mere 13 years old, and new galleries are listed here as we add them to the site.
Michelle Wie - 2007 Canadian Women's Open
Photo by Tracy Kolenchuk; used with permission
Get a look at the life and career to date of Michelle Wie with this biographical profile. It includes her high points - and low points. More »
Michelle Wie at 2004 Sony Open
© John Brown; used with permission
We wrote this article back in October 2005 - doesn't it seem like Wie has been around forever? - and it takes a look at many of Michelle Wie's achievements during her earliest years in golf. Her earliest appearances in LPGA and PGA tour events, for example. Yes, it's an old article, but it's a good chronicle of how Wie was viewed when she was still only in her early mid-teens. More »
Michelle Wie 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational Trophy
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Photos from the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational, where Michelle Wie earned her first LPGA Tour victory. More »
Michelle Wie towers over Ai Miyazato at the 2011 HSBC Women's Champions
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Everyone knows Michelle Wie is tall - but just how tall is she really? Here's an FAQ on that topic. More »
How many times did Michelle Wie play in PGA Tour events and other tournaments on men's pro golf tours? And what were her scores? Here is the list. More »
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FAQ: Did Michelle Wie Play Q-School?

Here's the answer to a freqently asked question about Michelle Wie: Did she earn her way onto the LPGA Tour by going through Q-School?
When did Wie enroll at Stanford and when will she graduate? What is her major and how are her grades? Does she play for the school golf team? Those questions and more are addressed here. More »
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Win No. 2 for Wie

Aug. 29, 2010 - Michelle Wie earned her second career LPGA Tour victory on this date, winning the Canadian Women's Open by three strokes.

This win was something of a surprise. Wie had three Top 10 finishes in her first seven events of 2010. But her play had been middling since late May. Her best finish over the next seven tournaments was tied for 17th, and over that stretch Wie finished inside the Top 20 just twice, outside the Top 30 four times, and missed one cut.

But she started off the week at the CWO with a great first-round 65 that included a hole-in-one, and Wie held or shared the lead wire-to-wire. Putting has been Wie's bugaboo, especially in the middle part of the 2010 season when it was rare for Wie to get through 18 holes with fewer than 30 putts. Her putting stats were only a smidge better in Canada, but she looked a lot better with the flatstick. And Wie made some key putts over the final nine holes in Winnipeg.
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Michelle Wie's Amateur Results on LPGA Tour

On this page is the list of tournaments Wie played on the LPGA Tour prior to turning professional. Her first appearances were at age 12.
Michelle Wie - 2007 Sony Open
Photo by Teddy George, © TGeorgePhotography; may not be reproduced without permission
This timeline follows the early, exciting years of Michelle in the golf world - her remarkable accomplishments before the time of the troubles arrived. It takes the reader up through Wie's first LPGA victory. More »
Read some of the things Wie has said over the years - and some of the things have others have said about her. More »
Michelle Wie - LPGA Q School
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Did Michelle Wie earn her LPGA Tour card via Q-School? Well, given that we have a gallery of photos of her from Q-School, you know the answer is yes. Wie played Q-School at the end of 2008, and this photo gallery show her in action and describes how she fared. More »
Wie's official Web site includes the standards such as tour schedules/results, news updates and photo galleries. But it also boasts a look at Wie's artwork plus such features as her playlist and movie list. More »
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