When Michelle Wie was 10 she had already qualified for a USGA national championship… the youngest ever. Ever since it has been a wild and crazy ride for Michelle. By the age of 12 Michelle had pretty much climbed every woman’s golf mountain in Hawaii and already had her sights set on bigger targets. Over the next three years Michelle’s list of “youngest-ever” accomplishments was mighty impressive. At the age of 13 Michelle was playing against the men on golf’s biggest stage the PGA Tour. Michelle turned pro at the age of 16, four and a half year later Michelle won here first LPGA tournament, the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
MICHELLE WIE Player Stats
2013 as of June 5th, best finish tied for 9th in the Shoprite LPGA Classic presented by Acer. YTD played in eleven events, missed the cut in five, earned $62,847.00 YTD.
In 2012, played 23 events, 13 cuts made, $158,546 (64)
- One top-10 finish; recording season-best T8 at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola
- Ranked fourth on Tour in driving distance with a 268 yard average.
In 2011, recorded seven top-10 finishes including: second at the Honda LPGA Thailand; tied for second at the CN Canadian Women's Open; sixth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings; tied for sixth at the CME Group Titleholders; tied for seventh at the Kia Classic; tied for ninth at the Sybase Match Play Championship and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Competed on her second U.S. Solheim Cup Team with a 1-3-0 record.
In 2010, won the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open, her second-career LPGA Tour victory; finished second at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart; third at the Tres Marias Championship; tied for fifth at the Sybase Match Play Championship; tied for 6th at the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf.
In 2009, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light; became the second LPGA Tour rookie to qualify for The Solheim Cup, as a captain's pick, after only one season in which to earn points; was the youngest member of the team at the age of 19 and led the team with a 3-0-1 record; recorded a career low 64 in the final round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she tied for third; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola.
In 2008, recorded a sixth-place finish at the HypoVereinsbank Ladies German Open on the Ladies European Tour; tied for 12th at the CN Canadian Women’s Open; tied for seventh at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn Priority List Category 11 for the 2009 LPGA season.
In 2007, best finish was 19th at the Samsung World Championship.
In 2006, best finish was a tie for second at the Evian Masters. Recorded five additional top-five finishes: third place at the Fields Open in Hawaii; tie for third at both the Kraft Nabisco Championship and U.S. Women’s Open; and a tie for fifth at both the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola and HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship.
In 2005, turned professional in October prior to competing as a sponsor invite in the Samsung World Championship on the LPGA Tour.
Wie set multiple records during her successful junior and amateur careers. At the age of 10, she became the youngest to qualify for the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, in 2000. That year, she also won the Honolulu Mayor’s Cup and was the low amateur in the women’s division at the Hawaii State Open. Wie won the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association’s Tournament of Champions in 2001-02 and was the youngest winner of both the 2001 Jennie K. Wilson Invitational (the most prestigious women’s amateur tournament in Hawaii) and the 2001 Hawaii State Women’s Stroke Play Championship.
After a runner-up finish in the women’s division of the Hawaii State Open, Wie was the first and youngest female (11 years old) to qualify for match play at the 93rd Manoa Cup Hawaii State Amateur Match Play Championship and would become the first and youngest female (12 years old) to advance to the second round at the 94th edition of the event in 2002. Also in 2002, Wie was the youngest junior medalist of the Trans National Women’s Amateur Championship and the youngest player to advance to the semifinals of the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, before losing 3&2 to Hwanhee Lee. Wie carded a 13-stroke victory in the women’s division of the 2002 Hawaii State Open and was the first female
to compete in the Hawaii Pearl Open, as well as the first female and youngest player to make the cut at the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship, where she tied for 17th. She first competed in a LPGA event at the 2002 LPGA Takefuji Classic when she became the youngest player to Monday qualify for a LPGA event at the age of 12 years, 4 months, 14 days. In 2003, at the age of 13, Wie made her mark as the youngest USGA champion in an adult event when she defeated Virada Nirapathpongporn 1 up at the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. At the 25 Anniversary Hawaii Pearl Open, she was the first and youngest female to make the cut, then tied for 43rd. In seven events on the 2003 LPGA Tour, her best finish was a tie for ninth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she set numerous records with the finish: youngest player to make the cut at a LPGA event (13 years, 5 months, 17 days); youngest player to finish in the top 10 at a LPGA event (13 years, 5 months, 19 days); and tied the tournament record for lowest round by an amateur (66, -6) during the third round.
In 2004, six of seven starts on the LPGA Tour for Wie ended with a top-20 finish, or better, including season best fourth-place finish at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which matched the tournament record for best finish and lowest 72-hole score by an amateur. At the age of 14, Wie was the youngest player in history to compete on the Curtis Cup, recording a 2-2 record for the victorious 2004 U.S. Team. She was runner-up at the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, losing to Yani Tseng, 1 up, and also tied for second in the amateur division of the Waikoloa Open. Wie’s last year as an amateur (2005) saw her compete in seven LPGA events before turning professional. That season, her best finish was a runner-up finish at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, where she was the first amateur to ever compete in the event. She also tied for second at the SBS Open at TurtleBay and the Evian Masters. A tie for third (278, -10) at the 2005 Weetabix Women’s British Open was a tournament record for best finish by an amateur and lowest 72-hole score for an amateur in an LPGA major championship. In other competition that summer, Wie was the first female to qualify for an adult male USGA championship when she tied for first at the USGA Amateur Public Links Sectional Qualifier. She was the youngest player to advance to the quarter finals of the 77th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship before losing to eventual champion Clay Ogden, 5&4.
LPGA Victories, Awards, Etc.
(1): 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light The Solheim Cup (1): 2009.