infringement is not intended by the owner of this
website. This web site and all its content relating
to the following celebrities not authorized by the
said celebrities. If you have any news regarding SexyFamousCelebrities,
comments or suggestions regarding the site email me
at: : [email protected]
Name: Michelle Sung Wie
Birth Date: October 11, 1989
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Occupation: Professional Golfer
A child prodigy
and golfing sensation, Michelle Wie breaks records
and barriers. Not only does she compete with
women on the LPGA tour, she's gone head-to-head
with men on the PGA tour and may start to make
a habit of it.
It's hard not to like a golfing pheno.
Born to parents B.J. and Bo in Hawaii, Michelle
Sung Wie began golfing at the age of four. When
Michelle was 10 years old, she really turned
it on, shooting a 64 at one of her favorite
courses and qualifying for a USGA amateur championship
event at the USGA's Women's Amateur Public Links
Championship, becoming the youngest player ever
to do so.
After winning two local tournaments at the age
of 11, this prodigy again broke a record, becoming
the youngest woman (at 12 years old) to qualify
for an LPGA event. Also in 2002, Wie reached
the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public
Links Championship, a tourney she would later
Amazingly, Wie was not satisfied with taking
on the LPGA. She attempted to compete against
men in the 2003 Sony Open on the PGA Tour. Though
she missed the bid, she punctuated her year
by joining the final grouping in her first LPGA
major, and playing in three tournaments in which
she was the only female.
In 2004, Wie qualified for the Sony Open, becoming
the youngest player to ever play on the PGA
tour. She missed the cut, but made headlines
everywhere for making such an incredible appearance.
Wie was also selected for the U.S. golf team,
and finished an amazing fourth at the LPGA major
event, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
2005 was another great year for Wie. Although
she did not do so well at her second attempt
at the Sony Open, later in the year she was
given another PGA exemption into the John Deere
field. With just a few holes to go in round
2, she was several shots below the cut, and
looked assured of making it. But then she made
a couple of key mistakes, and once again just
missed the cut. She had another chance against
the men a few months later, at the Men's Public
Links, where she shocked everyone by making
it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated.
Had she won that, she would have qualified for
a trip to the Masters.
Meanwhile, she posted her best finishes ever
on the LPGA tour. She finished second at the
first event of the year, in Hawaii, and at the
second Major of the year, the LPGA Championship,
she not only became the first non-LPGA member
to be allowed to play, she finished by herself
in second place behind Annika Sorenstam. She
was tied for the lead at the US Women's Open
going into the final day, but did not do very
well on Sunday, and finished tied for third
at the British Open. It seems only a matter
of time before she wins, and wins often.
MICHELLE Wie stole the spotlight for the wrong
reasons on Friday when she was given a two-stroke
penalty and fell 10 shots behind second-round
leader Juli Inkster at the Women's British Open.
Wie believed she had matched Inkster's even-par
72 round at Royal Lytham. But it was turned
into a 74 after officials ruled the 16-year-old
star had made contact with moss in a bunker
on her backswing.
Inkster's six-under total of 138 gave her a
three-stroke lead over unheralded Silvia Cavalleri
of Italy, and halfway to her 31st career title
and eighth Major.
By contrast, Wie seemed to have little chance
of winning her first pro tournament.
The American teen came into the tournament with
high hopes after a second-place finish at last
week's Evian Masters, and top-five finishes
in her previous four Majors.
Two rounds of 74 meant a halfway score of only
three inside the cut and a tie for 37th.
Six hours after Inkster left the recorders'
office with her lead, Wie walked into the same
hut to discover she was penalised for her bunker
shot beside the 14th green.
Her touching the moss was picked up by TV viewers
and tournament officials.
There was a piece of moss right behind my ball,'
Wie said. 'I knew I hit it but I didn't think
it would result in a penalty of two strokes.
I thought if you hit dirt it would be OK but
I guess I knew the rule wrong.
It's not good after you play, you find out you
add two more shots in the end. The par saves
I made on 17 and 18 feel as though they count
for nothing in the end.'
It's not the first time in her short pro career
that Wie has been penalised.
In her pro debut last October at the Samsung
World Championship at Palm Desert, California,
she took a penalty drop for an unplayable lie
during her third round.
At the end of the tournament, officials ruled
she made her drop at the wrong place and should
have taken a two-shot penalty. They disqualified
her for signing an incorrect card.
Late Show with David Letterman"
... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title
for episodes with guest hosts)
... aka The Late Show (USA: informal
- Episode dated 8 August 2005 (2005)
TV Episode .... Herself