One of the biggest names in golf history sits down with Kelley O’Hara to talk about her extraordinary life and career. Michelle Wie West discusses her unprecedented rise from a local child prodigy to a national superstar, the highs and lows of her professional journey, and how motherhood has changed her perspective on golf. Already winning adult amateur tournaments by the time she was a teenager, Michelle turned pro the week before she turned 16. She talks with Kelley about the secrets to her early success and the lessons she learned having to persevere through both injury and professional uncertainty.
- U.S. Open winner (2014)
- 5x LPGA winner
- 5x Solheim Cup winner (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
- International Crown winner (2018)
- Curtis Cup winner (2004)
- At age 10, she became the youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship
- At age 11, she won both the Hawaii State Women’s Stroke Play Championship and the Jennie K. Wilson Women’s Invitational.
- At age 12, she won the Hawaii State Open Women’s Division and became the youngest player to qualify for an LPGA event, the Takefuji Classic.
- At age 13, she became the youngest player to make an LPGA cut (Kraft Nabisco Championship).
- Later that year, she became the youngest person ever, male or female, to win a USGA adult event (Women’s Amateur Public Links tournament)
- That same summer, she became the youngest player to ever make the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open
At age 15, she turned pro
- Michelle Wie West on Motherhood, Pain and a Possible Return to Golf (New York Times)
- Both on and off golf course, Wie still dreaming big (Golf Channel)
- Michelle Wie West on her golf comeback plan: I want my daughter to see me play (Fortune)