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Michelle Wie Timeline

Accomplishments through the Years for Michelle Wie


Michelle Wie Timeline

Michelle Wie in 2006

Photo by Richard Browne; May Not Be Reproduced Without Permission

Check out the accomplishments over the years by Michelle Wie, leading up to her first LPGA Tour win in November 2009.

• Born to parents B.J. and Bo in Honolulu. Middle name is "Sung." (Hey, it's our timeline, we can call "being born" an accomplishment if we want to!)

• Begins playing golf at the age of four.

• At age 7, plays her first 18-hole round and finishes 14-over par.

• At the age of 10, shoots a 64.
• Becomes the youngest player to qualify in a USGA amateur championship event at the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

• Wins the Hawaii State Women’s Stroke Play Championship. At age 11, Wie is the event's youngest winner.
• Wins the Jennie K. Wilson Invitational, the most prestigious women's amateur tournament in Hawaii. At age 11, Wie is the event's youngest winner.
• Reaches the third round of match play in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

• At age 12, becomes the youngest player ever to qualify for an LPGA tournament by Monday qualifying (with an 83) for the LPGA Takefuji Classic.
• Wins the Women's Division of the Hawaii State Open by 13 strokes.
• Reaches the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, the youngest semifinalist in the event's history.

January: Attempts to Monday qualify for the PGA Sony Open. Shoots 73, finishes 47th out of 97. She played from the men's tees and all other competitors were men.
February: Playing in the Hawaii Pearl Open, a pro tournament that includes players from the Japan Tour, places 43rd. Wie is the only female in the field.
March: Finishes in a fourth-place tie at the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship as one of only three women in the field.
March: Plays in her first LPGA major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Plays in the final group on the final day befor settling for 9th place. Becomes the youngest player to make an LPGA cut.
June: Wins the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, one of the USGA's national championships. At age 13, Wie is the youngest-ever winner of the event.
August: Shoots 74-79 and misses the cut by five strokes in the Canadian Tour's Bay Mills Open Players' Championship - her first professional men's event in the mainland U.S.
September: As the only female in the field at the Nationwide Tour's Albertsons Boise Open, Wie shoots 78-76 and misses the cut. She turns 14 in a month.
September: Wie finishes her final LPGA event of the year, the Safeway Classic, at 2-under par, tied for 28th place. She shoots 69-72-73 for a 214 total. It is the fifth time in six LPGA events in 2003 that she makes the cut.

January: Plays in her first PGA Tour event, the Sony Open, and shoots 72-68. She misses the cut by one stroke.
March: Finishes in the Top 25 in her first LPGA event of the year, the Safeway International, then finishes 4th in the first LPGA major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
June: As a member of the U.S. team, is the youngest golfer in the history of the Curtis Cup. Wins both her singles matches to help the U.S. defeat Great Britain & Ireland, 10-8.
June: Playing in a qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship (a k a, the Men's Publinx), Michelle Wie shoots 71-71--142. She finishes two strokes behind the winners and, while she fails to earn a bid to the Men's Publinx, she earns status as one of four alternates for the event.

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