Michelle Wie West is a professional golfer from the United States who competes on the LPGA Tour. Additionally, at the age of ten, Michelle Wie West became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship.
|Full Name:||Michelle Wie West|
|Born Date:||11 Oct 1989|
|Height:||6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)|
|Married Date:||August 10, 2019|
|Net Worth||$12 Million USD|
|Eye Color||Brown Eyes|
|Hair Color||Brown Hair|
|Birth Place||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Education||Punahou School, Stanford University|
|Kids||Makenna Kamalei Yoona West|
Michelle Wie West Biography
Michelle Wie West was born on October 11, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. She was born under the zodiac sign Libra and will turn 32 in 2021. Michelle Sung Wie West is her full name, while Wie Sung-Mi is her Korean given name. Additionally, she is known as Big Wiesy by the media and her fans. Her parents immigrated to the United States in the 1980s from South Korea, and she is their only child.
Additionally, her father, Byung-Wook Wie, is a former professor of travel industry management at the University of Hawaii. Her mother is named Bo, and she was the 1985 South Korean women’s amateur golf champion, as well as a contestant in the Miss Korea pageant. Furthermore, she was born a dual citizen of South Korea and the United States but renounced her South Korean citizenship.
In June 2007, she graduated from Punahou School in her hometown. Following that, she announced on December 19, 2006, that she would be attending Stanford University, where she has family ties. She graduated from the University in March 2012 with a major in communications and participated in the June 2012 commencement ceremony.
Michelle Wie West Height And Weight
Michelle Wie West is 6 feet 1 inch tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Additionally, she weighs 57 kilograms, wears a bra size 38A, and has body measurements of 34-24-35 inches.
Michelle Wie West began playing golf at the age of four and qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at the age of ten. Throughout her university years, she took leave of absence to play professional golf. Until 2014, she was the tournament’s youngest player to advance to match play. She won the Jennie K Wilson Women’s Invitational and the Hawaii State Women’s Stroke Play Championship in 2001 at the age of 11. She then advanced to the match-play portion of the Women’s United States Amateur Public Links Championship.
She also won the 2002 Hawaii State Open Women’s Division by thirteen strokes. Additionally, she qualified as the youngest player for an LPGA event held in her home state of Hawaii. Additionally, she won the June 2003 Women’s Amateur Public Links tournament. Following that, she competed in a variety of tournaments, including the PGA Tour, the Curtis Cup, and the LPGA Tour. Later that year, she announced her professional debut a week before her sixteenth birthday on October 5, 2005. Additionally, she signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Nike and Sony worth more than $10 million per year.
She was not a member of any professional tour that required golfers to be 18 years old after turning professional. As a result, she competed in only a few LPGA Tour events from 2005 to 2008 while on a sponsor’s exemption. She was, however, disqualified from her first professional event, the 2005 LPGA Samsung World Championship, in which she competed. According to journalist Michael Bamberger, she completed her round by illegally dropping the ball closer to the hole than its initial lay. Additionally, she finished in the top five on the LPGA tour during the tournament. Following that, she took part in both European and Asian tours.
Due to a variety of issues and injuries, she was forced to withdraw from several tournaments and competitions. She graduated from LPGA Qualifying School in December 2008 and stated that she intended to continue competing in men’s events. However, she was denied sponsorship for the second consecutive year to compete in the Sony Open in Hawaii. Following that, she lost to Angela Stanford in her first tournament as a member of the LGPA, the SBS Open at Turtle Bay. However, she has not won a major tournament since joining the LGPA. Following that, on June 22, 2014, she won her fourth LGPA Tour event and her first major championship, the US Women Open.
Michelle Wie West Net Worth
Michelle Wie West has amassed considerable wealth as a professional golfer. According to online sources, she earns an estimated $12 million in the United States of America from golf and sponsorships.
Michelle Wie West Husband, Marriage
Michelle Wie West announced her engagement to Golden State Warriors Director of Basketball Operations Jonnie West in March 2019. Following that, the couple married on August 10, 2019, in a private residence in Beverly Hills, California. On June 19, 2020, she gave birth to her first child, whom she named Makenna Kamalei Yoona West.
From the start of her career, she was the subject of controversy expressed by fans, the media, peers, and other observers.