Title IX Profile: One-time child prodigy, Michelle Wie West, 32, continues to impact golf in a positive way
By Ann Miller Special to the Star-Advertiser
Aug. 9, 2022
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Michelle Wie West arrived at the ESPY Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on July 20.
Michelle Wie teed off as a 10-year-old during the HSWGA stroke-play event in 2000.
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The then 16-year-old Michelle Wie, far right, led a large gallery during the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., on July 14, 2006. Wie was trying to become the first woman in 61 years to make a PGA Tour cut. She ended up withdrawing and was hospitalized with heat exhaustion.
Michelle Wie at 13, won the 2003 USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship in Palm Coast, Fla., on June 22, 2003.
Michelle Wie won the U.S. Women’s Open n Pinehurst, N.C., on June 22, 2014.