I joined John Maginnes on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Monday evening to chat about all things golf. I’m told it was basically like two friends having a conversation about the past week’s news pegs or other random ramblings. In case you missed it, the show’s producer offered to send me the audio file to post here. Cross-platforming! (continue reading…)
Tag: Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie arrived at the US Women’s Open this week in the midst of her deepest career crisis to date (that’s saying something; there have been a few), but having carded a near-flawless 66 on Friday, she begins this afternoon’s penultimate round in the hope, if not quite expectation, of ending her wait for a major championship breakthrough. (continue reading…)
Former child phenom Michelle Wie has struggled in the 2012 season, to say the least. She’s made only 6 cuts in 8 starts, with her best finish T33.
When she was 10, Michelle Wie became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. At age 13, Wie became the youngest player to make an LPGA cut at the 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship. That same year in June, she became the youngest to win the Women’s Amateur Public Links. At age 16, she turned professional.
Now, she’s 22 and only won twice on the LPGA the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational and the 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open. Last month she graduated from Stanford with a degree in communications — since she enrolled in 2007, she split her time as a college student and a professional golfer on the LPGA. (continue reading…)
14-year-old Kiwi amateur Lydia Ko became the youngest winner of a professional golf tour event, capturing the women’s New South Wales Open by four shots on Sunday. (continue reading…)
Less than three months after capturing her first victory in the U.S. at the Navistar LPGA Classic– to become the youngest winner in LPGA history, no less — 16-year-old Lexi Thompson methodically played her way into the winner’s circle on the other side of the world. The young American star shot 67 in the final round of the Dubai Ladies Masters to snag her second professional win by four shots. (continue reading…)
Congrats to the European squad for their impressive victory over the Americans at the Solheim Cup.
It was looking like the Americans were going to pull off an unlikely victory about a half-hour earlier. Europe and U.S. were tied at 12 1/2 points apiece.
Michelle Wie rolled in a clutch 15-footer on 17, putting some pressure on Suzann Pettersen, who had thrown a dart to roughly four feet (Wie had also made a clutch putt on 15 to go 1-up, but Pettersen responded with a birdie on 16.); rookie extraordinaire Ryann O’Toole was 2-up with two to play over Caroline Hedwall; Angela Stanford had just squared up her match against Azahara Munoz. (continue reading…)
Two years ago, Michelle Wie not only helped the U.S. retain the Solheim Cup, the biennial match between the U.S. and Europe that starts Friday at Ireland’s Killeen Castle, she also won over many naysayers with her team spirit, which helped bring her out of her shell. This week Wie is representing her country again, but she still feels like a rookie.
Nope, that’s not Rihanna taking a picture of herself to tweet — it’s Michelle Wie, who posted on her Twitter feed Tuesday, “Thought it was time for a drastic change in my hair…so i went to the salon yesterday and dyed it red! Haha…pics to come ” (continue reading…)
Last week at the US Women’s Open, golfing great Annika Sorenstam questioned Michelle Wie’s balancing act between attending Stanford as a student and playing on the LPGA. Sorenstam feels that school is a distraction to Wie, whom she believes hasn’t lived up to her potential.