Michelle Wie Wins The U.S. Open
by JULIE HA
She did it. Michelle Wie just scored the biggest win of her career.
Just minutes ago, the 24-year-old golfer won the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, with a two-shot victory over the No. 1-ranked Stacy Lewis.
“Oh my gosh, I can’t believe this is happening,” Wie said on NBC, reacting to the career milestone.
Anyone who’s followed Wie’s roller coaster career, which began which so much promise and anticipation, but didn’t always produce the big wins, will appreciate the significance of this victory for the Korean American, who began playing golf at age 4. In today’s play, the Stanford graduate displayed the maturity of a champion, after recovering from a late double-bogey 6 on the 16th hole and nailing a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th.
One NBC golf commentator summed it up, remarking, “We’ve been talking about Michelle Wie forever—the ups and downs … This is a pretty cool moment.”
Wie seems to be on a roll, making her previous, four-year winless streak a thing of the past. In April, she won the LPGA LOTTE Championship in her home state of Hawaii, which was her first LPGA victory since 2010.
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