Michelle Wie West Biography and Wiki
Michelle Wie West is a professional golfer from the United States who competes on the LPGA Tour. She became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship at the age of ten. Wie also became the youngest winner of the US Women’s Amateur Public Links, as well as the youngest to qualify for an LPGA Tour event.
Michelle began playing golf at the age of four. At the age of 10, she became the youngest player ever to qualify for the US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. Eight years later, Allisen Corpuz, a fellow Hawaiian, beat Wie’s record when she was five months younger than Wie when she achieved it.
In 2002, she won the Hawaii State Open Women’s Division by thirteen strokes. In addition, she was the youngest player to qualify for an LPGA event, the Takefuji Classic, which was hosted in Wie’s native state of Hawaii.
She made her pro debut at the 2005 LPGA Samsung World Championship, finishing fourth after signing the wrong scorecard.
Wie announced that she will continue to participate in events against men after graduating from LPGA Qualifying School in December 2008. Her first LPGA event was the season-opening SBS Open at Turtle Bay, where she scored 66, and 70 to equal Angela Stanford going into the final round.
She held a three-stroke lead with eight holes to go but was defeated by Stanford by three strokes. On June 22, 2014, she won her fourth LPGA Tour event and her first major tournament, the US Women’s Open.
Her victory, together with her second-place performance at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship, earned her the Rolex Annika Major Award for the first time. In 2014, she was also named one of ESPNW’s Impact 25.
Michelle Wie West Age
West is 32 years old as of 2021. She was born on October 11, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. She celebrates her birthday on the 11th of October every year.
Michelle Wie West Height and Weight
West stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches.
Michelle Wie West Family and Parents
Wie was born in the Hawaiian city of Honolulu. She is the only child of South Korean immigrants who came to America in the 1980s. Her father, Byung-wook Wie, is a former professor of travel industry management at the University of Hawaii.
Her mother, Bo, won the South Korean women’s amateur golf championship and participated in the Miss Korea beauty pageant in 1985. Sang-Kyu Wie, her paternal grandfather, was an emeritus professor at Seoul National University and a resident of Jangheung, Jeollanam-do.
Wie was a dual citizen of South Korea and the United States at the time of her birth (by jus soli). In February 2013, she renounced her South Korean citizenship.
Michelle Wie West Education
West graduated from Honolulu’s Punahou School in June 2007. On December 19, 2006, she announced her intention to attend Stanford University, where she has family ties. Her paternal grandfather was a visiting professor, and both her aunt and uncle graduated.
Michelle Wie West Husband and Married
West is married to her loving husband Jonnie West. Jonnie is the son of NBA legend Jerry West and the Director of Basketball Operations for the Golden State Warriors. In their marriage, Wie and Jonnie have been blessed with one daughter. Wiest and West held their wedding on August 10, 2019, at a private home in Beverly Hills, California.
Michelle Wie West Net Worth
West has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2021 from her successful career.
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